Josephine about 1890

This portrait is held by the Women’s Library@LSE, reproduced with the permission of the Josephine Butler Society.

c1890 after the death of George

Josephine  is wearing the black dress and white scarf that she habitually wore as a widow.  She always wore a lace cap and sometimes preferred a white collar .  She loved jewellery and always wore one of her collection of  jet necklaces, sometimes ear-rings as well. A set of her jet necklace and ear-rings can be seen in the Josephine Butler collection at Liverpool University Special Collections and Archives.

Jet necklace and ear-rings belonging to Josephine. (At Liverpool University Library)



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