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maid ironing.jpg
Black and white photo of a house maid ironing a lace doily with a GE iron

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Painting of a servant washing clothes by a river as a man, who appears to be a soldier, flirts with her. It's a romanticised view of the scene.

Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 10.33.49 PM.jpg
A parlor maid serves afternoon tea to her mistress. Serving tea was one of the main jobs assigned to parlourmaids.

Afternoon Wear.jpg
A parlourmaid servant serving afternoon tea dressed in a typical uniform

Another Phase of Servantgirlism
An editorial discussing the working conditions of female servants and the need for reform to ensure that they have fair work conditions and aren't forced to work excessive hours.

Painting of a female servant peeling apples. Artist showed servants working in idealized settings

Information on household utensils, laundry

Buttering her Heels.jpg
A dialog between a mistress and a kitchen maid where the maid misunderstands her mistress' pronunciation of "eels" for "heels"

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows Otto Hermann Kahn (1867-1934), a banker, philanthropist, and arts patron. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010)
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