Maid with a rug beater:
Rug with a maid beater:
The first image of the Victorian maid holding a rug beater is one of the framed images currently strewn about the Halloween table set-up in our living room. Given our inclinations both as lifestyle people and as fans of the creepy, it is a perfect little adornment: vintage, Victorian, subtle, yet obvious. ( We also replace all of our year 'round family photos with a combination of ghoulish imagery and actual Victorian photographs......some quirky, others of past people with quirks.)
There is something about that period, even when not overtly disturbing that lends itself to our Halloween aesthetic. But in looking around for images to use, I came across quite a few "Victorian Maid" photos, and consequently, "maid photos in general" ( Victorian and the iconic 'French Maid'........which was probably the first 'Naughty Halloween Costume' for coquettish Trick or Treaters.) And I became intrigued by a prevalent dichotomy: maids being spanked versus maids doing the spanking.
So, while it's not really a creepy topic, it does keep a dainty toe in the spirit of the month, so here are some great images, photographic and drawn, that illustrate the versatility of the role of the maid. Keep in mind, these are just a few examples, there are tons of "maid" images out there:
Maid as victim......
Maid as disciplinarian.
How about some color this time?
Or a nice vintage photograph instead?
......or a modern version?
Here is an example of maid as victim AND as disciplinarian!
Guys also get in on the fun........
....from both ends!
And let's just end with some lame humor.
So, if you haven't yet decided on a costume for this year, why not team up with your SO and put your own twist on 'the role of the maid'? As you can see, the possibilities are quite varied!