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I’m currently reading ‘Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-Century Britain’ by Lucy Lethbridge and I noticed this. No wonder Jimmy is grumpy - he’s always going to earn less! Also I thought the phrase ‘footman under a butler’ was very telling -  it makes me think that Thomas’s position is basically a glorified footman.

(Hi-res it to read the details btw).

I’m currently reading ‘Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-Century Britain’ by Lucy Lethbridge and I noticed this. No wonder Jimmy is grumpy - he’s always going to earn less! Also I thought the phrase ‘footman under a butler’ was very telling - it makes me think that Thomas’s position is basically a glorified footman.

(Hi-res it to read the details btw).

  1. dahliabunches reblogged this from shadegarden and added:
    I wonder why height was so important. Looks? Long arms to stretch over tables when setting things out or taking guests’...
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    I’m reading this now, too! It’s a fascinating book. I’m only on page 100 because I spend too much time on tumblr. :)...
  6. leelajoy716 reblogged this from irrationalgame and added:
    Some of these are hilarious, though: "Footman under a butler, or second where an odd man is kept" "Footman (second), or...
  7. cherryunicorn reblogged this from causeimdifferent and added:
    That’s very interesting. I didn’t know height was that important. Although Jimmy is shorter, his cuteness factor is...
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    (( So, with Thomas having been 6’2”, that meant a pretty bonus for his body, basically. XD Also I see the phrase “under...
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    Hee-hee. It’s funny with all of Jimmy’s comments about Alfred being too tall, whereas in reality it was desired -...
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