Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy's photos
Dymphna - a studio portrait, circa 1899
My devoted maid servant. [I do hope I have not posted this already on Ipernity!] derAmialtebloede: I fear her headgear bears a rather too uncanny resemblance to the notorious bonnet rouge of the fell French revolutionaries. Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy: You are so perspicacious, Mr. derAmialtebloede! Indeed, it is in fact such a bonnet, which had belonged to her aunt, Charlotte Corday, of whom I am sure you have heard! derAmialtebloede: I suppose that dark splotch on the front of it must be the De…
Afternoon tea - 1922
Somewhere in the Antipodes, I shouldn't wonder. How refreshing to see a maid behaving with such decorum, and with such a smart uniform. Sometimes I have a devil of a job persuading Dymphna to change her apron! Comments fromy my Flickr Stream posting: Mr. Rubber Ducky: It's so hard to find good help. weshallmeetonthebeautifulshore: I was going to say the maid was behaving with "becoming modesty." Let's hope the man of the house doesn't embarrass her!
Poster advertising a Brady & Ziegfeld production of "Mlle. Fifi from Paris" - circa 1899
I just love the comment at the bottom of the poster!
Scan of an advertisement for domestic servants - circa 1913
I believe all the domestic servants in New Zealand were beig eaten up by Tasmanian Devils . . . and the piles of dirty dishes were getting completely out of hand.