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Historical Cloth Diapers

Photos, advertisements, products, paintings, words relating to cloth diaper history.

A woman ready to do laundry. You can see the washer has a wringer at the top that you crank to squeeze excess water from the clothes. California, 1942

Baby drinking bottle. 1943, Maryland. Example of fit.

This baby looks so perfect, like a doll! 1942, New Jersey.

Another example of a fairly loose diaper, 6 weeks old. 1939, California

A well pinned diaper doesn't look to be the priority of mothers in the past. 1937, Mississippi.

Baby at a picnic, no diaper on but one there "just in case" it seems. 1941, Oregon

Baby in diaper being fed by migrant worker mother in Oklahoma. 1939

Motherhood 50 years ago- series of photos on HuffPo including this one. Babywearing photos too!

The history of Disana cloth diapers, a company with roots going back over 40 years that is still in business.

The History of Wool- Mother Nature’s Diaper Cover | Dirty Diaper Laundry

Vintage baby plastic pants diaper cover, Curity cloth diaper + pins lot | eBay

Vintage Baby Diaper Safety Pins used for cloth diapers.

1926 Ad William Carter Knit Underwear Springfield MA Baby Diaper Dr L Emmet Holt | eBay

1902 Ad Acme Shoulder Diaper Suspender Babies Dr John Hart Keys Collier Tillard | eBay

Bank, T.P., “Ainu woman carrying child on back, Shiraoi, Japan,” AMNH Digital Special Collections. Babywearing history.

4 Vintage Blue Baby Guard Diaper Pins Original Card by Risdon Naugatuck Conn USA | eBay

1937 Baby Cloth Diaper Kitten Photo Kodak Movie Camera Vintage Magazine Print Ad | eBay

1970 Vintage Ad Curity Baby Diapers Cute Baby Diaper Penguin Print Advertising | eBay

dorothea lange had a gift for photography before anyone really knew what that was. that woman could capture emotion, and almost be completely out of the image she created...amazing.

Diaper Shortage in the 1940′s and Congress was to blame! {Diaper History} | Dirty Diaper Laundry

Florida Memory - Men changing the diaper on a baby at the Baby Dy-Dee Service Inc. - Jacksonville, Florida