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LADY'S MAID The Lady’s Maid was hired by and reported directly to the mistress of the house, rather than the Housekeeper.

Way cool, if any of you spend any time looking at old photographs you'll notice that people don't smile- So this is a treasure right here. Love the last one.   Don't underestimate the power of a smile- here, it shows us that photography trends of the day can't mask the happiness of true love.

A Victorian couple actually smiling in a photo…

Funny pictures about Victorian photo booth. Oh, and cool pics about Victorian photo booth. Also, Victorian photo booth photos.

Bashful lady in a Beautiful Dress • Photographed by Maull and Co 19 th Century

Bashful lady in a beautiful dress, photographed by Maull and Co. of London, date unknown [via Beniah Brawn]

Coal was central to the war effort. It not only kept people warm but powered industry, railways and shipping. After the loss of French and Belgian coalfields to the Allied war effort, Welsh coal was all the more important. This meant that the war saw some form of prosperity return to the south Wales coalfield after the long, hard inter-war years. "One in ten eighteen-year-olds were drafted into mines rather than the forces"

Article about the coal industry in Wales during the second World War on the BBC Wales History site.

"[Madame Camille Silvy]," Camille Silvy about 1863. | #Bows

Camille Silvy (French, 1834 - about Albumen silver print; Gift in memory of Madame Camille Silvy born Alice Monnier from the Monnier Family;