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A maid, c.1860 (print)

A maid, c.1860 (print)

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A maid, c.1860 (print)

7293397 A maid, c.1860 (print); ( Society. Economy. Young maid sewing. Imagery, Epinal, France, ca 1860.); Photo: © Archives Charmet

Media ID 38506058

© Photo: © Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Images

Attendant Butler Career Chambermaids Chore Class System Domestic Chore Domestic Chores Domestic Task Domestic Tasks Domestic Work Employment Getting Work Handmaiden Housekeeping Housemaid Housework Labouring Class Labouring Classes Maid Servant Maidservant Needlecraft Profession Proletarian Proletariat Sat Down Sewing Social Class Stiching To Sew Working Class Maid

This print from c.1860 captures the essence of society and economy during that time period. The image features a young maid diligently sewing, showcasing her skill and dedication to her work. The scene is set in Epinal, France, highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the era. The maid's attire reflects the fashion of the 19th century, with attention to detail in her coat and jacket. Her focus on sewing demonstrates not only her craftsmanship but also her role as a domestic servant. In a time when employment opportunities for women were limited, being a maid was a common profession for many. The colors in the print add vibrancy to the scene, bringing life to this snapshot of everyday life in France. The woman's feminine presence exudes grace and elegance, embodying the qualities expected of a lady during that period. Overall, this print serves as a window into history, offering insight into the lives of working women in 19th-century Europe. It reminds us of the importance of professions like housemaid or chambermaid in shaping society at that time. A beautiful depiction worth admiring for its historical context and artistic value.

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