D is for Dressmaker

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6 thoughts on “D is for Dressmaker

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  3. […] Madame Elise who took over 170 Regent Street was not, as Miss Clarke was, a single woman, but the wife of Frederick Isaacson and her name was not really Elise, but Elizabeth Marie Louise Jaeger. A very unfortunate death occurred at the premises in 1863 when a 20-year old seamstress, Mary Ann Walkley, died of apoplexy, brought on, or at least accelerated, by the long hours in overcrowded apartments and ill-ventilated bedrooms. It prompted the coroner to recommend new regulations for workroom and living conditions.(8) Apparently the women were housed in partitioned-off cubicles, two to a bed, with no ventilation and long working hours, sometimes right through to the following morning. You can read more about the appalling situation of dressmakes on Amanda Wilkinson’s blog here. […]

  4. […] (Quote from Amanda Wilkinson: D is for Dressmaker -https://19thcenturyhistorian.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/d-is-for-dressmaker/) […]

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