Two photographs of my grandmother, Elizabeth Welsh (nee Englebretsen).
The first photo shows her photographed in a professional studio in Liverpool. It is estimated that she was around nineteen years of age when the photo was taken, which-- with Elizabeth's year of birth being 1895 --would put the date to be around 1914.
In the second photo, my grandmother is pictured standing on the steps of one of the large houses she used to serve. It is believed that she worked with an agency who provided service staff to families - for example, cooks, maids, cleaners, housekeepers etc. My aunt also informed me that she had been directly employed to at least one family as a general maid.
The houses were said to be those in the Princes Park area of Liverpool, which at the time were owned by prosperous businessmen and their families.
I'd love to be able to trace the property itself and see whether it is still there.
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