William Weaver Baker and his wife Lily were keen amateur photographers who lived in Exeter for much of their married life. This slide is part of a set they created probably around the years 1910-1915 which features dolls in costumes and scenarios. This tableau composition is taken from a theatrical style with actors in static poses, which was adopted by photographers in Victorian and Edwardian England. This image shows a female servant washing clothes in a large wooden tub, with a washboard and mangle, and a young girl hanging clothes to dry on the washing line behind.
handwritten 'Washing Day. Doll Series.' on mount
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