A Factitious Fancy

A Factitious Fancy. Signed “GB.” Source: Fun 23 (29 March 1876): 137. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

Servant-gal: — “I really could not undertake to look after the library fire, Mam!”

Lady: — “Indeed! I cannot see that there is anything derogatory in it; I am sure I should not mind doing it myself”

Servant-gal: — “Oh! very likely, Mam, that’s just the point we’s come to, Mam; you see, your class is a-going down, and mine is a-going hup!”

This is one of a number of cartoons about the class consciousness of servants. — George P. Landow

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