March 4, 2012

Old Photos of Domestic Activities

A woman churning butter, 1897

Two girls washing clothes in wash tubs. The picture was taken in 1916 and the girls are 12 and 13 years old. The photo was taken in Nicholas County, Kentucky.

A woman doing dishes with her daughter, 1942

This picture was taken in 1940, and shows one of the first advances towards mechanized clothes washing. The lady has a motorized clothes ringer.

A woman ironing, 1908. Actually, this was an advertisement for GE electric iron

A woman napping at her table at the end of a busy day in 1940

A woman shopping for groceries in the 1920's.



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