I remember my grandmother always had on an apron! (this is a fantastic photograph) Wearing an apron to protect your limited wardrobe. Apron's had multi-purposes.I too remember by Grandmama always wearing an apron.
Women were reviled, kicked, beaten, ostracized and battled so women could vote. Don't disrespect their sacrifice by not exercising your vote -- every time you have the chance. -- "An American suffragette proclaiming 'Women! Use your vote,' circa "
photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.