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What Did Victorian Servants Do?

Candycane napkin Olivia Newport

When I was in my early twenties, I lived with and worked for a wealthy family for a few months. They seemed wealthy to me, anyway. After all, they had live-in help—ME. I folded the family’s laundry in particular ways, vacuumed the white carpet in a system that made the nap stand up straight—without showing […]