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Washday (Turn of the Century)

by Ruth Thomson

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 071363183X, Hardcover)

One in a series of books which reconstruct everyday events in Britain at the end of the 19th century, using contemporary photographs, objects and documents. This book looks at what it was like to wash clothes before washing machines or detergents had been invented. It includes background information and a time-line to indicate the important relevant inventions.

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Looks at laundry methods and equipment prior to the invention of electric washing machines; uses original photographs and reconstructiions whereby children attempt washing things the way their great grandmothers might have done.

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