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liquidnight:

Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]
Ellen Terry, 1865
Albumen print
[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

liquidnight:

Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]

Ellen Terry, 1865

Albumen print

[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]

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liquidnight:

A Female Mason Perched High above Berlin, circa 1910
“With the rise of industrialization, the number of German women who worked outside the home also increased. This usually meant factory work. But in some families with their own businesses, daughters also learned a trade so that they could help out: here, we see a master-mason’s daughter during the renovation work on the old city hall tower in Berlin.”
[via Vintage Spirit]

liquidnight:

A Female Mason Perched High above Berlin, circa 1910

“With the rise of industrialization, the number of German women who worked outside the home also increased. This usually meant factory work. But in some families with their own businesses, daughters also learned a trade so that they could help out: here, we see a master-mason’s daughter during the renovation work on the old city hall tower in Berlin.”

[via Vintage Spirit]