The Role of a Lady’s Maid

We thought we’d give a nod to the women who attended to the appearance of middle- and upper-class ladies throughout the ages – the lady’s maid. Employed by the lady of the house, the lady’s maid was a female personal attendant whose specific duties included helping her mistress with her appearance (including makeup, hairdressing, jewellery, clothing Read More …

Photographs from Edwardian Britain

In the United Kingdom, the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 and the succession of her son Edward marked the end of the Victorian era and the dawn of the Edwardian era. King Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910. A collection of black and white photos from Edwardian Britain. People from all walks Read More …

Men’s Military Haircuts (1900s to date)

Men in the military are required to have short haircuts for various good reasons: they are low maintenance, practical and clean; they create a professional and unified image; the hair won’t get caught in helmets, weapons, wires or an enemy’s hands; and the field of vision is not blocked.  Since the turn of the 20th Read More …