Saturday, December 7, 2013

Sepia Sat. contribution - Aprons


Both of these photos, which I have posted before, are of my Grandmother.
This first one is of her when she was a young woman working in Ireland as a domestic, probably around 1915. She is seated on the ground.


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This second is on Douglas Street, Selby, probably mid-1930's.
No indoor plumbing. The only row of these house's still standing on that block.

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12 comments:

  1. Your grandmother must have worked hard - there's a big difference between those two photos, and she looks to have aged more than 20 years in that second photo. Good to have them both.

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    1. She lived to be 62' but she looks older.

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  2. All these posts this week are making me SO nostalgic for a pretty apron. Lovely photos.

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    1. They were so important when you couldn't just through them into the laundry because they couldn't just change clothes as often as we have become accustomed to.

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  3. Those long white pinnies worn by domestic servants like your grandmother are so neat and snowy white, but I bet somebody cursed the laundry. Two nice shots.

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    1. Probably two or three others had that task.

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  4. Excellent choices. The doorway photo is a super composition. I can't imagine how a servant could keep an apron white in those days of coal fires, mud, and dust.

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  5. 20 years is a long time, especially if you are raising a bunch of children.

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  6. I recognise that second one, but I must have missed that first one when you first published it. Wonderful pictures - both of them.

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    1. It was from my Downton Abbey post on the 22nd of Nov.

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