An illustration of a woman hanging clothes on an clothes line located outdoors.

Hanging Laundry

An illustration of a woman hanging clothes on an clothes line located outdoors.

The utensils needed to do laundry in the late 19th century.

Laundry Utensils

The utensils needed to do laundry in the late 19th century.

"Pegasus and the Nymphs." —Bulfinch, 1897

Pegasus and the Nymphs

"Pegasus and the Nymphs." —Bulfinch, 1897

"Configuration used to wash out a radiometer using oxygen. A, bulb containing perchlorate of potash; B, charcol; C, radiometer; D, outlet; E, used for examing the gas given off." —The Encyclopedia Britannica 1910

Washing Out a Radiometer

"Configuration used to wash out a radiometer using oxygen. A, bulb containing perchlorate of potash;…

Rukenaw the ape, Reynard's aunt, helps Reynard prepare to fight with Isegrim the wolf. She shaves him and oils him up so the wolf cannot catch him.

Reynard the Fox: Rukenaw Putting Oil on Reynard

Rukenaw the ape, Reynard's aunt, helps Reynard prepare to fight with Isegrim the wolf. She shaves him…

"A clothes sprinkler may be made from a milk bottle. In it place a large cork, insert a garden sprinkling spray in the cork. This will dampen the clothes evenly."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Clothes Sprinkler

"A clothes sprinkler may be made from a milk bottle. In it place a large cork, insert a garden sprinkling…

A cloth used for wiping the hands and face.

Towel

A cloth used for wiping the hands and face.

Two young boys sitting near a river bank hand washing dishes. There is also another figure in the background approaching with more dishes.

Two Boys Washing Dishes in a River

Two young boys sitting near a river bank hand washing dishes. There is also another figure in the background…

A woman washing her kitchen floor.

Washing the Floor

A woman washing her kitchen floor.

A woman washing her windows with a chamois.

Window Washing

A woman washing her windows with a chamois.