|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2011-08-08 11:01 am UTC
|Entry tags:||chores, laundry, library of congress, musing, perspective|
We each had a few chores to get done before we could kick back, and one we had in common was the laundry. She mentioned she liked to get hers done early in the summer, so the clothes dryer didn't heat up the house.
I mused about that as I started my own laundry.
About a time when doing the laundry was truly a chore.
All photos below from the Library of Congress.
Happy Laundry Girls, 1891
1900, location unknown
New Orleans courtyard, 1920-26
61st Street, NYC, summer of 1938
laundry room of a model home in Greendale, WI, March 1937