image above: Old undated photograph, marked on back "Lilly on the Downs, Clifton" Being a domestic servant often included a heavy workload, and the risk of sexual advances from employers or other servants. Men relied on working class women to run their homes smoothly, and employers often looked to these working class women for sexual partners. Many upper class men took advantage of their servants, leading a life full of promiscuity. These servants were provided with food, clothing…
"This picture, also from about 1905, shows my Grandmother Nellie Holland (nee Onions) 2nd from the right on the back row of a group of fairly disconsolate looking female workers. The 1901 Census had her occupation as a dressmaker in Chester however there is no record for which employer she worked."
The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect
The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect - Edward Pickering and his female assistants, known as the “Harvard computers.” Image from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.