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Historical Cloth Diapers

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

The Evolution of Potty Training Tech

The Evolution of Potty Training Tech - Gizmodo

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.