Servants

Proper Furniture for Servants + giveaway

High Press Bedstead Towel Horse Wash Stand Chest of Drawers Toilet Table For this week’s giveaway, I have a copy of Frances Osborne’s debut novel, Park Lane, and The Victorian Hospital and The Industrial Revolution from Shire Publications. So that is two separate prizes, so leave a comment below with which books you would like …

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The Duties of a Lady’s Maid

Most ladies, who can really afford the luxury of a maid, keep one. Sometimes the parlourmaid acts in that capacity, or the head-nurse in smaller households, or the lady may share her maid with her daughter or daughters; and there are some, who, though well able to afford to keep a lady’s-maid, are too independent …

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Upstairs Downstairs in Gilded Age America

Millionaires of the Gilded Age looked to Europeans–or more specifically, the British–for cues on how to recreate the leisured life in America, copying them from the construction of country estates, to golf clubs, to social seasons, all the way down to the bottom of this lifestyle: domestic servants. Yet, save indentured servitude and slavery, American …

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