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Wringer Washers & Washboards

Extremely Primitive Make Do Wash Board, wonderful appalachian character

make do washboard | Art Antiques Michigan

Wash day needfuls

Early Antique Mangle Board Bed Smoother Primitive Laundry Needful

1904 washing machine

*Man!!! Do I ever appreciate my Kenmore washer and dryer... this looks like way too much work for some clean underwear.

ADVICE TO A 1912 BRIDE Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave a bride the following recipe for washing clothes (misspelled words and all) : Bild fire in back yard to heet kettle of rainwater. Set tubs so smoke won’t blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake lie soap in boilin water. Sort things, make three piles. 1 pile white. 1 pile cullord. 1 pile work britches and rags. To make starch stur flour in cold water to smooth then thin down with boilin water...

My Homemade Laundry Soap is… Amazing! | Sugar Pie Farmhouse