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How to Use the Images

 

Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Maps

Readings

Photos 1 & 2
Drawings 1-3
Illustration 1
Chart 1
Documents
2A & 2B

Activities

Table of
Contents




Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Henrietta, maid to Douglas family,
c. 1907.
[Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy of Brucemore, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Questions for Photo 3

1. Based on what you learned from Illustration 1, what kind of work do you associate with Henrietta's clothing?

2. Based on Henrietta's photo, do you think she fits the image portrayed in Illustration 1? Explain your answer.

3. Why might an employer want servants to wear this kind of clothing?

4. Imagine what it was like to wear a maid's uniform. How would you feel dressed like this in public? What tasks might be physically difficult to complete in this uniform?

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