An illustration of a butler delivering a letter to a man.

Butler Delivering Letter

An illustration of a butler delivering a letter to a man.

"And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him." Mark 14:43-45 KJV

Judas Betraying Jesus with a Kiss

"And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude…

Servant kneels before king.

King

Servant kneels before king.

"Now after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them." Matthew 25:19 ASV
<p>The master having returned is seated at a table and his servants return his money. The servant in the foreground spills out a bag of coins on the floor. Others await their turn.

Parable of the Talents, Settling Accounts

"Now after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them." Matthew…

The bell pull is used to summon the servants in a household. It is connected to a bell or bell wire to ring when pulled.

Bell Pull

The bell pull is used to summon the servants in a household. It is connected to a bell or bell wire…

Poor servant scrubbing pots.

Scrubbing pots

Poor servant scrubbing pots.

"The workmen all their master will obey, / They plane and saw, and dare not stop to play; / Each boy and man the master keeps in view, / His eye does more than both his hands can do."&mdash;barber, 1857

The Eye of the Master Does More Work than Both His Hands

"The workmen all their master will obey, / They plane and saw, and dare not stop to play; / Each boy…

An illustration of a woman holding a tray.

Woman Holding Tray

An illustration of a woman holding a tray.