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Emily’s Maid

 

 

Emily’s Maid was a departure from the chocolate box images of Victorian children bathing to a slightly “naughty” image, perhaps appealing to the male audience rather than mothers.

 

“When the door bell rings it should be answered promptly by a trim maid with a low voice and quiet courteous manner”

 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Etiquette, by Emily Post

 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14314/14314-h/14314-h.htm

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Maids take a break

Different groups of maids and those in domestic service taking a short break.

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Maggie and Ivy

Maggie and Ivy both sent these pictures home to their loved ones

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Maids’ finishing school

 

This group of hopeful maids appears to have either just commenced or finished their training. Their faces show the hopes of many such groups through the ages. Their mentor taking centre stage, trying to look impassive but there is a glimmer of pride, that she has helped mould another group of individuals who will provide a high standard of service to their future employer.

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