Maids at Church House, Charwelton, Northamptonshire

Maids at Church House, Charwelton, Northamptonshire
Photograph taken 1903 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: bb98/06049

There was a strict hierarchy between servants, based on gender, age, length of service, and position. People could enter into service at a very young age, for example the girl in this photo from 1903, and may stay with the same household their whole life.