banner1 Treasures Tuesday (27th July 2010) Cost of living in 1890

With the current recession, people are increasingly aware of the cost of living and making a conscious effort to tighten their belts. This weeks Treasures Tuesday focuses on the cost of living in 1890. We have picked a collection from our Special Collections which highlights a wealthy Lord and his outgoings compared to the salary of his three groomsmen. The pay list for the servants compared to the grocery receipts of their master shows just how much of a struggle it would have been to make ends meet.  Click here to find out more about this and other Treasures of the Society.

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