…laundry room…

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 1 April 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

After experiencing yesterday's heat around the old stove, we move into the laundry porch at the back of the house. There were three different era washers set up there, including a Maytag wringer. This is one I had not seen before. The long lever moved back and forth to swish the items in the water. Stenciled on the front is: "WATERLINE". First thought: that's an interesting brand name. Second thought: well, duh, the black line below it meant what it said above it.

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Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

The light blue tint reminds me of color changes in early color photographs. Fits the photo subject really well!

1 Apr 2011 8:20am

@Arnd: The blue probably was a subconscious thought about laundry "bluing". :) I have not seen the color changes in those photographs in person, but have seen sample images of the old cyanotypes in books.

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Fantastic series Karla! Great to see al these historic items and the kitchen looks very cosy:-)

1 Apr 2011 12:27pm

@Marleen: Thanks, Marleen! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful. I like the colors. Well done.

1 Apr 2011 1:50pm

@Aubélia: Thanks, Aubélia!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an expressive piece of kit ! Presentation choice is perfect.

1 Apr 2011 2:46pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks! I had fun with this one. The room was beautifully sunny, a nice place to do laundry. Except in winter--I have no idea how they managed then.