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Wash Day on the Trail Farm, 1905

Wash Day on the Trail Farm, Otoe County, 1905 (RG2352.PH000010-000003)

Who enjoys doing laundry? Wash day on the Trail farm in Otoe County in 1905 looks especially laborous. Two women and a man wash, wring, and rinse the family's dirty laundry on the lawn. A hand-crank wringer is attached to the center wash tub. In the background between the two women, a fire heats the wash water. 

RG2352.PH000010-000003, Otoe County Photograph Collection

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