Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

S. Rogers – F. J. Edwards Belgrave Road, Colwyn Bay

September 26, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Victorian Nanny

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In Loving Memory – 1887

 

In Loving Memory of Alick William Fraser who departed this life June 2nd 1887 aged 3 years

September 19, 2021 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Electric scrubbing

The Public Domain Review

One of a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the then distant year of 2000. As is so often the case their predictions fell some way off the mark, failing to go far enough in thinking outside the confines of their current technological milieu (hence the ubiquity of propellers, not to mention the distinctly 19th-century dress).

There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. Due to financial difficulties the cards by Jean-Marc Côté were never actually distributed and only came to light many years later after the science-fiction author Isaac Asimov chanced upon a set and published them in 1986, with accompanying commentary, in the book Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000.

September 13, 2021 Posted by | Deltiology, Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rose Massey

 

Rose Massey (c.1845 – 23rd July 1883) was a 19th-century English stage actress.

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Vesta Tilley – 1896 – 1919

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Marie Lloyd Ogden’s Guinea Gold Cigarettes (New Series 1, B151)

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Vintage Sunday

German maids posted 16th February 1918
I found an interesting piece in an old newspaper, Myra’s Journal of Dress and Fashion – Tuesday 1st December 1891 – “Employments for Ladies, Ladies as Domestic Servants” “In the next issue I hope to give details of the various schools of housekeeping where a through training in every branch of housework may be obtained. The maid, be it remembered, is not infrequently changed into the wife, and none rules so well as she who has learnt to obey, and whose knowledge of her kingdom has been gained by practice not theory.”

July 18, 2021 Posted by | Deltiology, Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marie Lloyd (J. Beagles 452 G) 1907

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Hats – 1896 – 1912

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