|GPO hat badge & Collar badges with Staff number|
The GPO cypher is so ornate it is bearly readable.
The sight of a Postwoman may be commonplace to us but Edwardian Postwomen were rare.
Women did not work on buses or trams. Women did not work in engineering. There were no Policewomen or women in the Armed Forces. The list is endless.
Women had been told ( and truly believed ) that they were not suitable to do many jobs in society. Women still did not have the vote.
As able bodied Postmen left to fight in the war, Postwomen were appointed to replace them.
At the time they saw themselves as doing a job while the men were fighting at the front.
Above Postwoman GPO 684 Photographer: W.Rankin Glasgow Written on back:-Mrs Stewart