Maidservant carrying a breakfast tray: 1873
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

Maidservant carrying a breakfast tray: 1873

Albert Goodwin

© Museum of London

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Maidservant carrying a breakfast tray. Employing a resident maidservant was a sign of middle-class respectability. Most were young girls under the age of 20 who worked between 15 and 18 hours a day. The work was physically demanding, and included running up and down several flights of stairs with scuttles of coal, cans of hot water and heavy trays.
 

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Date

1873 AD - 1873 AD
 

Image Number

001824
 

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