Portrait of Edwardian woman

Thomas Easton
Production date
Circa 1907
The woman is wearing a silk blouse with vertical pleats. The sleeves are wide but close-fitting at the wrist. The collar is small but has a lace frill. At her throat she is wearing a brooch with a large stone. The woman is possibly photographer's sister.
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Production date
Circa 1907
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Blouses were an important part of an Edwardian woman's wardrobe, but most were produced by 'sweated labour'. A skilled worker might get paid 10d to make a silk blouse, yet make only two a day, earning less than 10s a week. The blouse would retail for between 18s and 25s.
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