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Post Lady, Kerrier, Cornwall, 1901 BB98_01839 Featured Victorian people and costumes 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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St Giles Fair, Oxford Featured Victorian people and costumes Print

St Giles Fair, Oxford

St Giles Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905.
Photographed by Henry William Taunt (1842-1922) on silver gelatin glass plate negative. Despite the bustle of St Giles's Fair, the photographer Henry Taunt has inevitably attracted attention perched, presumably on a stepladder, above the fairgoers. Employees of the ornately decorated Taylor's Royal Electric Coliseum are drumming up business, and a Fried Fish and Chip Potato wagon stands beside the gas lamp. St Giles'??s Fair had evolved from a parish wake first mentioned in 1624 into a major amusement fair with special trains bringing visitors from far afield. Taunt photographed the fair from the late 1860s, hoping of course to sell many images, and also out of personal interest

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Waiting for the Rails Head Ferry, Isleworth CC72_02178 Featured Victorian people and costumes Print

Waiting for the Rails Head Ferry, Isleworth CC72_02178

NAZARETH HOUSE, Isleworth, Hounslow, London. The buildings of the convent of the Sisters of Nazareth, rebuilt on the site of Isleworth House by Edward Blore in 1832, taken from across the river Thames. A young lady is waiting for the Rails Head ferry boat in the foreground. Photographed by Henry Taunt between 1860 - 1922

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