Saturday, 25 June 2016

QF1038 : Half A Household


Torn Postcard - Eight Women in Household Uniform (QF1038)

There should be a separate category of old images entitled "torn photographs" containing photographs than have been torn by intention rather than by accident. Divorces and family arguments produce torn photographs, but occasionally the motives are more prosaic. This looks like part of a photograph of the staff of a large house or institution. Back then - perhaps the 1920s - wages were low and photographs expensive. Perhaps two people shared one photograph.

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