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This satirical cartoon depicts the "wrong" and "right" ways to keep a girl servant. The wrong ways are all variations of allowing the maid to do whatever she wants (giving her too much free time, letting her sleep in, etc); the right way to treat a…

How to book for all tasks performed by all servants

Painting of a lady's maid combing her lady's hair. Lady's maids were expected to know how to dress their mistresses' hair in the latest fashions as part of their daily work.

A cook book with recipes and directions for making soap

Codes des maitres.pdf
legal definitions and laws regarding domestic servants in France

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.

A novel about a footman
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