History of Home Laundry

The Canadian Science and Technology Museum has an outstanding exhibit on the history of laundry that shows how women did washing by hand, often down by a river, and then hung articles of clothing to dry in the sun. Doing laundry was a time consuming and labor intensive chore as commercial laundries did not exist for centuries to come.

Blue Monday is the first page of the exhibit, will a full Table of Contents at the bottom of their webpage.

The illustration of the early home washing machine with its hang wringer, primitive by today’s home washers, was a welcome addition when it became available.

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