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Choose from 75 pictures in our Costume collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Maids, Byfield, Northamptonshire BB98_06062 Featured Print

Maids, Byfield, Northamptonshire BB98_06062

Before the liberating 1960s a career for many women meant making the choice between secretarial work, healthcare or service. These two maids were photographed in a house in Byfield, Northamptonshire, sometime between 1896 and 1920. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Son. Servant

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Costume, People, Work

Post Lady, Kerrier, Cornwall, 1901 BB98_01839 Featured Print

Post Lady, Kerrier, Cornwall, 1901 BB98_01839

This woman, working as a post lady, is emptying a post box at an unidentified location in Kerrier, Cornwall. Although it was relatively unusual for women to hold positions such as this at the time, it was not unknown, and many women were starting to campaign for equality through movements such as the suffragettes. Women over 21 achieved the vote in 1928, 27 years after this picture was taken. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Son, 1901.

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Woad production, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire NMR02_01_00009 Featured Print

Woad production, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire NMR02_01_00009

Algarkirk, Lincolnshire. A group of man and women cropping woad and collecting it in large wicker baskets. The earliest woad production in Britain dates from the Iron Age. By the 19th century, cheap production and imports of blue dye from indigo plants in Asia led to the woad industry's decline in Britain. The last commercial woad production in Britain was recorded in 1932 in Lincolnshire. Lantern Slide Collection, undated.

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