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Visual Evidence

Illustration 1: Uniform for maids. [Illustration 1] with link to larger version of text section of illustration.
(Article from the Ladies Home Journal, March 1910, page 47)

Questions for Illustration 1

1. Based on the drawings of the maids at the top of the ad, what are some of the occasions they suggest require a specific uniform?

2. Based on the depiction of maids in this article, what characteristics do you think employers wanted in a servant? What does the ad indicate that a maid's appearance suggests?

3. Do you think articles and advertisements influenced what people thought about servants? Why or why not?

* The illustration on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of the text portion of Illustration 1, but be aware that the file will take as much as 60 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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