Friday, June 12, 2015

Bric-A-Brac and Books

As I've mentioned before, my mother was British, and as a young girl (age 13 to 20) she was a maid in an English manor house.  She once described her employment as seven years of dusting.  It seems that the high and the mighty of the British aristocracy couldn't resist gathering up everything they saw on their many trips abroad, and all those things they brought home had to be dusted every few days.  Imagine an economy built around killing dust mites.  It looks like someone in this household was emulating his Lordship.

Really taken by the color restoration button on the scanner.  Printed "Week of January 17, 1955."

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