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The Servant Hierarchy

The Servant Hierarchy

The Servant Hierarchy for a large household - late nineteenth century (BBC images) Housekeeper. The housekeeper was the undisputed head of the female staff.

Top Tips for Cleaning Clothes - Georgian style

Top Tips for Cleaning Clothes – Georgian style

All Things Georgian: Top Tips for Cleaning Clothes -- Georgian Style.

1933-1937; Parlor maid's dress & uniform.  Dress of dark green rayon with cap, apron, collar and cuffs of embroidered stiffened white muslin. Dress fronts cut in one section; fastens from waist to high v-neck with five press studs under central fold of fabric with eleven small self-fabric buttons; calf-length skirt cut in two sections. Cap, cuffs, collar and apron of stiffened white muslin, embroidered with mauve silk in small-scale design of flowers and spots, frills edged with mauve silk.

This oufit was worn by a parlourmaid in the middle of the and comprises a dark green rayon dress, with cap, apron, detachable collar and cuffs in washable white stiffened muslin.

In the medieval and Tudor period, floors were often covered with rushes or straw. It wasn't until the Renaissance that rugs became popular, and in 19th century that carpets began to be mass-produced. Picture: Alamy

British homes through the ages: in pics

Stock Photo - Victorian Domestic Servants, Servant Girls or Maids Posing with Kitchen Utensils & Broom, England Vintage Carte-de-Visite