Author Archives: Jonathan Swain

Paris yoke

Yolk model © 2014 Jonathan Swain. All rights reserved.

In one of the flea markets, a drunken camp milk maid, perhaps.

The Grange

Rural Yoke © 2014 Jonathan Swain. All rights reserved.

Rottingdean Museum has quite a large display dedicated to local agricultural workers in the period up to the second world war. It includes this woodwormed milkmaids yoke. It also has a lot of information on Rudyard Kipling and Burne-Jones, who … Continue reading

On the Beach

beach yoke © 2014 Jonathan Swain. All rights reserved.

  A simple yoke for selling food on a beach in Thailand, very practical, but I bet it gets heavy lugging it round all day. Lovely looking beach?

Under Blackfriars bridge

A water carrier © 2014 Jonathan Swain. All rights reserved.

This miserable looking chap is part of the decoration on the path below Blackfriars Bridge, now station (tomorrow the world). The tiles portray cosy scenes of London Past in the way regeneration tends to. Sample quaint images, sell them back … Continue reading

Egypt

Egyptian model yoke lite © 2014 Jonathan Swain. All rights reserved.

Painted wooden model of servants at work, retrieved from the tomb of Sebekhetepi at Ben Hasan. The 11th Dynasty, around 2000BC.