Higher Status Servants

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Higher Status Servants

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Servants, who held high status positions in households, e.g. butlers, lady's maids

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind
This editorial cartoon depicts a black coachman waiting outside in the cold for his mistress. He asks a young boy to tell his mistress that the chimney is on fire so she will come out and they can go home. The cartoon is titled "Out of Sight, Out of…

La Toilette
Painting of a lady's maid assisting her mistress with her morning beauty routine and select a dress to wear

The Steward
Painting of an African-American steward preparing to serve dinner. Stewards were generally the highest ranking servants in the household, responsible for keeping track of the household finances and for the hiring and firing of household staff.
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