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Poor women making baskets in the workhouse - Victorian. Inmates would be given menial tasks as part of the Victorian ideal of salvation through work #victorianpoor #yearsgoneby #socialhistory

Workhouse records go online and reveal British roots of millions worldwide (including Britney Spears)

Women in Work House picking oakum. The Work Houses signified the end of the line. It was either prostitution or the Work House, sometimes both. How sad, for we don't know what brought them to this point.

Dr. Elizabeth Bruyn, sitting in the back of a horse drawn ambulance. Dr. Bryun was an ambulance surgeon in New York City in the early 1900’s...

Elizabeth Bruyn, sitting in the back of a horse drawn ambulance, was an ambulance surgeon in New York City in the early On her first day at work in she saved the life of an 18 month old baby who had been overcome by gas from a leak in an apartment.

A Spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until bombing destroyed it.

Keep calm & carry on: a spirit-of-the-Blitz milk bar in London, where there had been a dairy until a Blitz-bombing raid destroyed it

Navajo spinning using a long, bottom-whorl spindle, which is supported on the ground, and spun by running the shaft along the thigh.

Navaho spinning using a long, bottom-whorl spindle, which is supported on the ground, and spun by running the rod along the thigh.

Boccaccio, 14th century. The manuscript now in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris (Fr. 12420) was given to Philip on New Year’s Day of 1403. Here the miniaturist has represented the different stages in the production of cloth with the combing and carding of wool at the bottom right and the spinning of the wool above. Study of the cloth industry reveals the clear subdivision of production into separate specializations.

medieval image of carding, spinning, and weaving, Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy Sorry this is a little early for Renaissance but i thought it was interesting.

Tea Time in the Underground during the Blitz, London.

Tea Time in the Underground during the Blitz, London. (Is this for real, history friends? Nothing gets in the way of tea time.

WOMEN IN INDUSTRY DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR, ST ALBANS, c 1918preparing pith helmets for hot climes

Female workers covering tropical army helmets in the factory of E. Day Ltd. Albans, Hertfordshire, Photograph by George P. From the Imperial War Museum.

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