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JCloughie

Kitty Wilkinson conundrum.

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I know there are some knowledgeable people on this forum so you may have some answers to my quiery.

 

I was researching Kitty Wilkinson after I saw a picture on Facebook.  (Which isn’t all bad).

 

A very interesting lady.  I like that she began to become self sufficient when she was given a mangle.  And that she was a massive help in the fight against cholera in Liverpool leading to Queen Victoria giving her a tea pot.

 

Here are two pictures of her.

 

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this is is as a young lady, but she was born in 1786,   So this had to be around 1806.  Compare this to the worlds first ever picture.

 

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This was taken in 1826.  So make me think that Kitty’s is a picture of a portrait.  But does a poor girl coming from the mills and going into domestic service have a portrare done?

 

This is Kitty much later, she died in 1860.

 

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That was published in 1927.

 

So, what do people think.  I think picture 1 is just a look alike.

 

For more info on Kitty, and what this working class lady managed to do in those hard times, see:

 

https://en. m. wikipedia. org/wiki/Kitty_Wilkinson

 

 

John

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