Ask Morgana 038: Reading

… and that leads me immediately to photographs of women and girls reading, or shown with books or letters. I was struck by this as a theme for photographs both posed and natural, whether it is Lily Elsie posing coyly with a book, or a young girl engrossed in her book, or a lady reading a letter from her sweetheart, or a classroom full of girls looking up sullenly from their ‘devoirs‘.

letter

A postcard of a young German woman in folk costume.

A postcard of a young German woman in folk costume.

ed93 edwardian lady reading in wicker chair

class

Lily Elsie - a familiar face!

Lily Elsie – a familiar face!

book

book 2

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