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Visual Evidence

Document 2A: Douglas account book pages--March 1924. [Document 2A] with link to larger version of document.
(Kept by Irene Douglas, 1926, courtesy of Brucemore, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Document 2B: Douglas account book pages--August. [Document 2B] with link to larger version of document.
(Kept by Irene Douglas, 1926, courtesy of Brucemore, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

Questions for Documents 2A & 2B

1. Using the account book, find entries with the names of servants listed in Chart 1. Which servants appear to have the highest wages? Why do you think some servants were paid more?

2. Look at some of the other entries in the account book. How do servants' wages compare to other expenses?

3. Do you think servants were paid enough? Explain your answer.

* The documents on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Document 2A and Document 2B, but be aware that each file will take as much as 55 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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