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Farmer Making Soap

Farmer Making Soap | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The farmer and his wife are making soap outdoors. Lye is made by letting rain water seep through wood ashes for several months. Lye and fat produce soap. The leach barrel or hopper in this image contains lye.
DESCRIPTION
The farmer and his wife are making soap outdoors. Lye is made by letting rain water seep through wood ashes for several months. Lye and fat produce soap. The leach barrel or hopper in this image contains lye.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1949
Creation Date: 1910
Creator Name:Smith, Joseph, Dr.
City:Antigo
County:Langlade
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Millard-Smith family papers, 1806-1921
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(S65)43
Original Dimensions:7 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of many photographs, held in various collections, that document farms and farm life in Wisconsin.

The image appeared in the November section of the 1990 Wisconsin Historical Calendar.

SUBJECTS
Dresses
Trees
Clothing and dress
Hats
Implements, utensils, etc.
Farm buildings
Farms
Barrels
Beards
Men
Outdoor photography
Spouses
Women
Farmers

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