Washerwomen washed clothes.
Each item was first soaked, then rubbed and washed. Washing was done using soap, a washboard and a beater. Washed clothes were dried outside and ironed before being put back clean into the wardrobe.
The milliner was a hat maker.
Hats were still part of everyday clothing at the start of the 20th century, and milliners had a considerable influence on fashion at the time.
Each hat was a unique piece, and milliners stood out using their creative ideas, shapes, fabrics and other decorations.
Female farmers helped to cultivate the land and to care for animals. They also looked after the children and took care of the whole farm.
The work of a woman farmer was physically demanding. In those days there were no farm machines to assist the families who worked in the fields.
Market gardeners grew and tended to high quality herbs, fruit and vegetables which were them sold at the weekly market.
Jacques Doppée has produced many stamps for Belgium, Luxembourg and Faroe Island. He is a painter, draughtsman, watercolourist, engraver.
Jacques Doppée is a specialist in medieval techniques. He is inspired by nature and has a preference for landscapes and beach scenes. He has also created stylised images of plants and insects represented in a graphic and meticulous way.
He was trained at the Académie royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and at the Ecole des Arts in Ixelles (Belgium).