An Unusual Image

Images of children before the Victorian Age were rare, in large part due to the high risk of them dying, so this is an unusual image for that. It also shows a grandmother driving a cart, showing a level of independence and skill that is also rare. It is also charming for having the little girl sitting on granny’s knee, perhaps being taught how to drive. This would not be acceptable today due to health and safety concerns, so this really is a work of its age.

granny & dau cart shr 20

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