An Ayah

An Ayah

ca. 1910
Publisher No.: 
9763
13.85x
8.85cm

[Original caption] An Ayah - The term ayah may be applied both to nurses for children and for ladies maids. The best ayahs hail generally from the Madras Presidency and are more in request than the natives of other parts of India, being more up-to-date and amenable to European customs. They frequently become greatly attached to the European children in their charge, the inevitable parting eventually causing them great distress. [end]