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Domestic Staff with Work Utensils

Date: 1890
Description: The household staff (probably Swedish) for one family home, including laundresses, cooks, parlor maids, and scullery girls with their various work utensils...
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The Slide

Date: 1880
Description: Engraving for "Peterson's Magazine" of women in maids' uniforms sliding down an icy path in the snow.
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Former Slave Sitting on Porch

Date: February 13 1915
Description: African-American man and woman on the front porch of a rural home. The unidentified woman is retrieving water from a well, and the man, J.R. Dean, is sitti...
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Woman Washing Clothes with Engine-Driven Washer

Date: July 1927
Description: Woman washing clothes outdoors with a Dexter washing machine powered by a stationary McCormick-Deering 1 1/2 horsepower type "M" engine. Photograph taken a...
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Woman Washing Dishes

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Description: Woman washing dishes in a kitchen sink. Kitchen utensils are hanging on the wall and the cabinets are open, revealing cleaning supplies made by Lux, Bon Am...
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Russian Women Washing Clothes

Date: 1910
Description: Group of women washing clothes by hand in a river in Russia. The scene may be near Lubertzy.
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7th Wisconsin Officers

Date: 1862
Description: Officers of Company I, 7th Wisconsin Infantry: (left to right) Lt. Joseph N.P. Bird, Captain George H. Walther, and Lt. Christopher Lefler. Their Black ser...
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Neils Hallanger Family Relaxes in Yard

Date: 1877
Description: The Neils Hallanger family is posed in their yard around a table piled with books. One lady is posed with a parasol and servant women sit on a sofa in the...
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Laundry at Highlander

Date: 1935
Description: Early 1930s laundry group that helped staff members. Dorothy Carlson at right.
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Various Kitchen Implements

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Description: Several kitchen implements, including some skillets, sauce pans, a coffee grinder, and a colander.
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Woman Hanging Laundry

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Description: A woman hangs laundry on a clothesline.
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Women in Garden

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Description: Two women work in a garden. One of the women is picking vegetables, while the other woman hangs laundry.
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Washing Dishes

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Description: Two women and a man wash dishes in a tent.
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Children Hang Up Towels

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Description: Children at camp hang up their towels outdoors.
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Women Posing with Household Articles

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Description: Five women pose for a group portrait in front of a painted backdrop with various household articles such as an iron, feather duster, platter, cup, pitcher,...
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Women with Household Articles

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Description: A studio portrait of six women posing in front of a painted backdrop. They are holding household items including an iron, knife, potato, dustpan, broom, pi...
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Portrait of Two Women Wearing Aprons

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Description: Two women stand for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop. They are wearing aprons over their long dresses and are holding hands.
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Kitchenware on Display

Date: 1951
Description: Two female mannequins stand with an International Harvester freezer and refrigerator. This display may have been at the International Harvester headquarter...
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Woman Doing Laundry in Alabama

Date: April 29 1935
Description: A woman outdoors next to a house stands over a large, black pot, possibly doing laundry. Four children play around the woman near the entrance.
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Bing Moy at Steam Press

Date: July 01 1949
Description: Bing Moy presses shirts at the steam press at Moy's Laundry, 112 N. Pinckney Street.

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