Post lady, Kerrier, Cornwall

Post lady, Kerrier, Cornwall
Photograph taken 1901 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb98/01839

This woman, working as a post lady, is emptying a post box at an unidentified location in Kerrier, Cornwall. She is wearing a dress and coat with a uniform cap. Although it was relatively unusual for women to hold positions such as this at the time, it was not unknown. 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.

Location

Cornwall Kerrier

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

rural post women work worker clothing victorian (1837 - 1901)