Life is a little bit easier for this woman. The First World War is on
the horizon but has yet to strike. She has the time and the means to
prepare herself for this memorable photograph. There are no hints of
fantasy or frivolity in her life, but her hair is presentably styled,
and she has been given a girlish curl at the temple. The starched
collar of the Victorian era has given way to a softer gentler lace. Fun
has returned to the lives of the young women, probably a young wife.
The photographer as an artist, has chosen to capture her profile. She
is a working woman, possibly a servant, whose young husband is delighted
to have her photograph with him. She is barely a decade away from
suffering through the Great War and emerging into the age of the Roaring
Twenties when her children's generation will experience far more
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