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Its big 8-sheet porcelain tub is insulated to keep water warm! Streamlined 8-position wringer with soft balloon rolls has chromium pressure controls; push-pull safety release; roll-stop safety dry feed rest and automatic water-return board.
October 1941. "Washer for sale. Sears Roebuck store at Syracuse, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.
June 1943. "Turkey Pond, near Concord, New Hampshire. Women workers employed by a Department of Agriculture timber salvage sawmill. 18-year-old 'pit-woman' Norma Webber [last seen here] agrees with her sister that sawmill work is harder than working in a laundry, but it isn't so tedious, and is easier on the nerves." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.
August 1943. "Middle River, a small crossroads in the vicinity of Baltimore, Maryland. Farm Security Administration housing project for Martin aircraft workers. Mrs. Helen Bird, USO traveler's aide, giving information to a newcomer in the Glenn L. Martin trailer village." Photo by John Collier. View full size.
August 1943. "Middle River, Md. Farm Security Administration housing for Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant workers" is the general caption for this group of photos by John Collier. Unfortunately there are no specifics as to what exactly is going on here. Comments now open for alternate-title suggestions. View full size.