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Laundry Collection

Background imageLaundry Collection: Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester

Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester
Advertising card by Louis Wain for the Gold Medal-winning Thoms Castile Soap - the Best in the World - manufactured by David Thom & Co. Ltd. of Pendleton, Manchester

Background imageLaundry Collection: DOLLY TUB

DOLLY TUB
A laundry worker using a dolly stock and tub to clean clothes, prior to the invention of the washing machine

Background imageLaundry Collection: WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers

WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers
WW2 Home Front Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe Colette of Swallow Street, London sending information on a printed card to inform suppliers that (likely due to Bomb damage)

Background imageLaundry Collection: Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex

Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex
Aerial view of Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, Middlesex. The building was originally the Chase Farm Schools, opened in 1886 by the Edmonton Union to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageLaundry Collection: Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire

Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire
Great Barr colony for mental defectives, opened circa 1918 by the Walsall and West Bromwich Joint Committee to house people with severe learning difficulties

Background imageLaundry Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background imageLaundry Collection: Mother Shipton Soap

Mother Shipton Soap
An advertisement for Mother Shipton Soap showing a Wise Woman sitting with her basket of sparkling white linen - almost as white as her pet cat!

Background imageLaundry Collection: What... No Laundry by David Wright

What... No Laundry by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageLaundry Collection: Public Drying Ground

Public Drying Ground
The only public laundry Drying Ground in Scotland, on Glasgow Green. Behind is the John Templeton carpet factory, designed after the Doges Palace, Venice

Background imageLaundry Collection: Falstaff in Basket

Falstaff in Basket
Falstaff is hidden in a laundry basket

Background imageLaundry Collection: WW2 - Laundry - It ll soon be hanging on the Siegfried Line

WW2 - Laundry - It ll soon be hanging on the Siegfried Line
WW2 humour - " Two British soldiers doing their laundry comment that " It ll soon be hanging on the Siegfried Line!". Date: circa 1944

Background imageLaundry Collection: DRYING DISMAL DESMOND

DRYING DISMAL DESMOND
A little girl pegs out her freshly washed Dismal Desmond toy dalmatian dog to dry on the washing line in her back yard! Date: early 1930s

Background imageLaundry Collection: Washing Board

Washing Board
A photograph demonstrating the use of a scrubbing board in a tub during washday in the early 20th century

Background imageLaundry Collection: Ewbank Master Washer

Ewbank Master Washer
A housewife uses her Ewbank Master Clothes Washer for washing, wringing and ironing

Background imageLaundry Collection: Drying Clothes / Allingham

Drying Clothes / Allingham
A woman in a pink bonnet check her washing line to see if her washing is dry

Background imageLaundry Collection: The Poor Washerwoman - Henri Clark - Music Sheet

The Poor Washerwoman - Henri Clark - Music Sheet
The Poor Washerwoman - sung with typhoons of applause by Henri Clark - Music Sheet, written by Walter Hadtings and composed by W. T. Webb

Background imageLaundry Collection: Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory - Inmates at Work in Laundry

Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory - Inmates at Work in Laundry
Staff supervise inmates ironing washing in laundry of Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory. Date: 1908

Background imageLaundry Collection: Girls Wash Dolls Clothes

Girls Wash Dolls Clothes
Two girls peg out their dolls laundry on a washing line in the garden. Date: circa 1890

Background imageLaundry Collection: Paris Slum Scene

Paris Slum Scene
A Paris slum : general aspect of the rue Delambre, with home industries, laundry and other occupations in progress

Background imageLaundry Collection: Advert, Surbiton and Kingston Laundry, Surrey

Advert, Surbiton and Kingston Laundry, Surrey
Advert, Surbiton and Kingston Laundry, Alfred Road, Spring Grove, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey Date: 1897

Background imageLaundry Collection: Cleanliness - Health - The Truest Wealth - promotional postcard for the Health & Cleanliness

Cleanliness - Health - The Truest Wealth - promotional postcard for the Health & Cleanliness Council (HCC) - 5 Tavistock Square, London. Date: circa late 1920s

Background imageLaundry Collection: Public laundry of St. Brigida, Genoa, Italy

Public laundry of St. Brigida, Genoa, Italy Date: circa 1890

Background imageLaundry Collection: Aylesbury Prison Laundry

Aylesbury Prison Laundry
Interior of laundry at Aylesbury prison. Uniformed women handle the washing on trolleys and in baskets which bear the convict arrow insignia. Date: circa 1900

Background imageLaundry Collection: Laundry at Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey

Laundry at Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey
Inmates ironing clothes and linen in the laundry at the Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey, established in 1904 by the St Olave Union to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageLaundry Collection: Laundry at National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Herts

Laundry at National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Herts
Girls iron and fold clean washing in the laundry at the National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Background imageLaundry Collection: Doing Laundry 1940S

Doing Laundry 1940S
A housewife uses a kind of dolly leg with a rubber plunger on the end of it to wash her clothes in a metal tub. Date: 1940s (re-enactment)

Background imageLaundry Collection: Thor Washing Machine

Thor Washing Machine
This housewife is delighted with her Thor washing machine which converts to a dishwasher when she lifts out the Clothes Tub and slips in th Dish- Washing Unit

Background imageLaundry Collection: Ritemp Washing Machine

Ritemp Washing Machine
A housewife prepares to drain her English Electric Ritemp washing machine, simply and rapidly, into bucket or drain, according to the instruction book

Background imageLaundry Collection: Girls Washing & Ironing

Girls Washing & Ironing
Girls washing and ironing

Background imageLaundry Collection: Advert for Hudsons Soap 1890

Advert for Hudsons Soap 1890
Advertisement for Hudsons Soap, showing a laundry woman holding her basket. Date: 1890

Background imageLaundry Collection: Folding Advertisement for Sunlight Soap

Folding Advertisement for Sunlight Soap - Cupboard doors - A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed - as used in the Royal Laundries and brightens homes everywhere. Date: 1897

Background imageLaundry Collection: Public Laundry 1930S

Public Laundry 1930S
The supervisor of a public laundry demonstrates how to fold clothes properly to a group of young women. Date: early 1930s

Background imageLaundry Collection: Dolls clothes on a washing line

Dolls clothes on a washing line

Background imageLaundry Collection: Greenwich Union Cottage Homes, Sidcup, Kent

Greenwich Union Cottage Homes, Sidcup, Kent
Aerial view of The Hollies, the Greenwich & Deptford Union cottage homes at Lamorbey, near Sidcup, Kent, opened in 1902 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageLaundry Collection: French Public Laundry

French Public Laundry
A public laundry in Saint-Pol- de-Leon, Brittany Date: circa 1905

Background imageLaundry Collection: Public Laundry / E. London

Public Laundry / E. London
Women in the public laundry at Kensal Green, east London Date: 1883

Background imageLaundry Collection: Laundrymaid Ironing

Laundrymaid Ironing
Repasseuse (ironer)

Background imageLaundry Collection: Children Wash Clothes

Children Wash Clothes
Two little girls help their mother with the laundry on washday

Background imageLaundry Collection: The Rolls Rapide Twin Tub washing machine - look what you get! A bargain at 39 guineas

The Rolls Rapide Twin Tub washing machine - look what you get! A bargain at 39 guineas! Date: 1961

Background imageLaundry Collection: Billboard advertisement - Surf Washing Powder

Billboard advertisement - Surf Washing Powder
Billboard advertisement on Navigation Street, Birmingham, 12th August 1954 - Surf Washing Powder - Boils Spotless. 1954

Background imageLaundry Collection: St Michaels Convent, Waterlooville - Refuge & Laundry

St Michaels Convent, Waterlooville - Refuge & Laundry
The refuge and laundry buildings at St Michaels Convent, Waterlooville, Hampshire, established to receive penitents and young girls in moral danger. Date: circa 1905

Background imageLaundry Collection: Dominica, Caribbean - laundry in the river

Dominica, Caribbean - laundry in the river
Dominica, Caribbean - women doing their laundry at the edge of a river. circa 1907

Background imageLaundry Collection: Rabbits Wash-Day - Birthday Greetings Postcard Date: 1944

Rabbits Wash-Day - Birthday Greetings Postcard Date: 1944

Background imageLaundry Collection: Indonesia - Java - Jakarta - Molenvliet Canal

Indonesia - Java - Jakarta - Molenvliet Canal
The Molenvliet canal that divides Jalan Gajah Mada and Jalan Hayam Wuruk originally made by Chinese Captain Phoa Beng Gam atau Phoa Bing Gam, second Chinese Captain after Souw Beng Kon

Background imageLaundry Collection: Washing clothes in the river, Florence, Italy

Washing clothes in the river, Florence, Italy

Background imageLaundry Collection: Public laundry Florence Italy early 1900s

Public laundry Florence Italy early 1900s

Background imageLaundry Collection: Washer women, early 1900s

Washer women, early 1900s

Background imageLaundry Collection: Bramley Steam Laundry early 1900s

Bramley Steam Laundry early 1900s



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