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The FSA captioned this one - a bunch of men hanging outside the Batesville Courthouse in Independence Co., AR.

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Photo from the FSA collection of the Library of Congress
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If you like old photos, you need to take a look at the Library of Congress photochrom collection on flickr.

Photos from all over the world, like this one:

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Irish spinner, photo from 1890-1900
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My sister and I were talking last weekend about when we wanted to get together.

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.

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Happy Laundry Girls, 1891

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1900, location unknown

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1918-1920

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New Orleans courtyard, 1920-26

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61st Street, NYC, summer of 1938

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laundry room of a model home in Greendale, WI, March 1937

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