Thank you to Frances Culham,
Bedfordshire, for allowing me to reproduce this cabinet print of Lillias
Bruist, daughter of the early Fife and Edinburgh photographer, Thomas
Lillias Bruist was the great
grandmother of Frances Culham.
picture is of my great grandmother, Lillias, at her dame school. Lillias
is the seated girl third from the right in the back row. Apparently this
was taken in 1865, when Lillias would have been ten or eleven."
Frances Culham, Bedfordshire, England:
December 6, 2007
A dame school was a school in which the rudiments of reading and
writing were taught by a woman in her own home.