Two servants, Byfield, Northamptonshire

Two servants, Byfield, Northamptonshire
Photograph taken 1896-1920 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb98/06062

Before the liberating 1960s a career for many women meant making the choice between secretarial work, healthcare or service. These two maids were photographed in a house in Byfield, Northamptonshire, sometime between 1896 and 1920.


Northamptonshire Byfield


Edwardian (1902 - 1913)


portrait women clothing servant work worker girl victorian (1837 - 1901)