Washing & Ironing the Hard Way

Frances Culver>UIS Collection C-G>UIS Collection C-G, Segment 7

Washing & Ironing the Hard Way,

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CHILDHOOD WORK
When a child, she helped with the washing and ironing. Clothes were rubbed on a washboard and then boiled. Water and the irons were heated on a kerosene stove. There were lots of starched petticoats, ruffles, and linen tablecloths.