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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Wash Walker: 1939

Wash Walker: 1939

        For millions of women across America in the first half of the 20th century, working from home might mean "taking in wash" for another family.

November 1939. "Negro woman carrying laundry home along highway between Durham and Mebane, North Carolina." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

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