Irene was constantly telling her servant, Liza, to “take the message” for her. Irene and her husband, Brian were from the wealthy class. Normally, wealthy people were seen to have a colored servant in their household. It was interesting to see how Irene was telling her servant to answer and take the message for her. A servant can be defined as a person who is paid to be at service. Those of a lower class did not have servants, but they were most likely the ones serving. This is important because there is a clear distinction between classes.
“Communications, Telephone Exchange.” MCNY Collections Portal, collections.mcny.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&VBID=24UAYW5ZC5A2M&SMLS=1&RW=1438&RH=762.