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The Servant Parlor

The Ashton Servants, Emma, Ellen, Abigale and Martha

From left to right: Emma - Ellen - Abigale - Martha.

Emma:

Started working at the age of 18. Emma is employed as a Housemaid, earning 12 ($65.08 U.S.) annually plus room and board. She shares an attic room with Martha.

Ellen:

Ellen is 35 years old and is employed as a Governess for the Ashton children (Richard, Sarah and Amy). She earns 18 ($97.61 U.S.) annually plus room and board. She shares a bedroom with the Ashton girls.

Abigale:

Abigale is a professional cook. She uses the title "Mrs." even though at 40 years of age, she is not married. She earns 45 ($244.03 U.S.) in addition to room and board. She is the most important of the staff and has a room on the third floor. Thanks to Mrs. Abigale Dobbs, the Ashton parties are always a success.

Martha:

Martha began working at the age of 18. She is employed as a Parlor maid at 16 ($86.77 U.S.) annually plus room and board. She shares an attic room with Emma.

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