Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

A Monday Wash, 1900  Click to view large image.

Monday Wash, 1900

Italian Bread Peddler, 1902




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21 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How cool Teach. You just don't see a clothes line anymore. We used one when I was a kid, but eventually the dryer made it's appearance and away the line went. Very cool shots here too. That was a very long time ago. I had no idea about these prints. I know that surprises you. Bwahahahah. Have a great WW and a very Happy New Year. :)

tegdirb92 said...

amazing!! I love the wash day photo!! And to think that we rely heavily on dyers today. Very thought provoking!!

the teach said...

There were lots of clothes lines in my mother-in-law's neighborhood and still are, believe it or not! But where I live people only use dryers. But there are still some old neighborhoods in NYC where women hang out clothes - the fresh air and sunshine is better for the clothes dontcha know!

Sandy Carlson said...

Now that's some laundry. Last thing you'd need would be a flock of Canada geese to come along for target practive. Amazing. Thanks for this view. God bless.

Bobbie said...

Great find, Mary. The first one made me think of that old kids' song: "This is the way we wash the clothes so early Monday morning..."

Joyismygoal said...

I love the wash day i also like to hang clothes myself:>

Dont make me get out my flying Monkeys! said...

Wordless Wednesday finally!

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♥Shabem-®♥ said...

In my country it's common to have clothes line. We seldom use dryers. That's a cool photo!

Bernie said...

I love looking at old shots like these...

Thanks for sharing! Ours is up as well at burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog.

Happy NEw Year and WW!!!!!

Shesawriter said...

Looking at all that laundry hanging there is making me tired! LOL!

Happy WW!

Here's my Wordless Wednesday

ellen b. said...

Those are wonderful photos Maryt! Hoping for a 2008 filled with joy for you!

mousey said...

wonderful bview of the wash day!

happy new year!

Chris in Oxford said...

Those are beautiful - thanks for the bit of new knowledge for the day. Happy WW and thanks for your visit.

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

I love these photos!

jams o donnell said...

Wow what wonderful photos! Happy New Year

Lois Grebowski said...

Love the bread peddler piece...The colors and the action are just great!

Siani said...

Fascinating shots - I love old images. I dry my laundry outdoors in summer months, and it smells so fresh when I bring it indoors.

Happy New Year!

My WW pics are up at Siani's Pot-Pourri.

**"Liza"** said...

ohhh cool! this is amazing..;) remind me of my child hood can afford washing machine that time so we usually hand wash our cloths..;)
Wishing you the best this New year! :)
Mine is here

Gabriel said...

How cool. Happy WW!

My WW post is here.

Sharon said...

Great WW. That is a lot of laundry. Thanks for sharing.

Travis said...

That's pretty cool.