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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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Two Women with Cleaning Implements

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Description: Two women are standing on the small porch outside an open kitchen door, near implements used for daily household tasks such as washing, scrubbing, sweeping...
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Family Cleaning their Motorboat

Date: April 21 1957
Description: An industrious family cleans their motorboat which is parked in the driveway.
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Sweeping Porch

Date: 1909
Description: Woman sweeping snow off a porch. She is wearing a dress and apron.
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IH Refrigeration Takes Broad New Strides

Date: January 1947
Description: Cover of International Harvester World magazine showing a woman standing next to an International Harvester freezer. International Harvester also ma...
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Woman with Wringer Washtub and Basket

Date: 1920
Description: Woman washing clothes outdoors with a washtub, washboard, wringer, clothespins and clothesline.
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Hanging Up Clothes to Dry

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Description: Elevated view of woman hanging up laundry on clotheslines outdoors.
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Margery Bish Hanging Clothes on Clothesline

Date: 1890
Description: Margery Bish as a little girl wears a striped dress while hanging clothes on a clothesline. There is a doll behind her on the right.
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Two Women Outside a Log Cabin

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Description: Two women stand outside the doorway of a log house in winter. They are posed with a washtub, broom and dust pan.
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Sears Roebuck "Wizard" Washing Machine

Date: 1913
Description: 1913 Sears Roebuck catalog page of woman with "Wizard" washing machine.
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Washing Dishes

Date: May 08 1955
Description: Mother and daughter washing dishes together.
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Woman in Kitchen

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Description: Composite photograph/painting of a woman standing and pouring (fake) water into a cracked basin, with the water spilling onto the floor.
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Back Porch Laundry Room

Date: October 13 1963
Description: A housewife shows off her newly-installed laundry room.
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Woman Doing Laundry Outdoors

Date: July 07 1963
Description: Jehovah's Witnesses assembly camper doing laundry.
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Woman Ironing

Date: 1920
Description: Woman ironing cloth with old-fashioned heated iron. Behind her is a sink.
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Woman Vacuuming Rug

Date: October 1927
Description: Woman vacuuming rug with a "Vacuette" sweeper in a farmhouse living room.
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Woman Cleaning Wooden Floor

Date: 1920
Description: Woman cleaning a wooden floor in an open doorway of her farmhouse with a scrub brush.
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Woman Wringing Clothes with Early Washing Machine

Date: October 1923
Description: Mrs. Granere wringing clothes with a Maytag washing machine at Harvester Farm.
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Woman Throwing Out Wash Water

Date: 1925
Description: Woman dumping wash water from a metal wash basin on the back step of her farmhouse.
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Woman Washing Dishes

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Description: View of a woman wearing an apron sitting on a stool and washing dishes at a kitchen sink. Kitchen utensils are hanging on the wall above her.

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