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Wigglesworth House, 303 Adams Street, Milton, Mass., laundry room

PC002.USMA.Milton.134-01.18 (RS86445)

Description

This interior view shows a room, possibly a laundry room, in the Wigglesworth House at 303 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts. Mrs. Eda Borgeson, who was from Norway, worked as a laundress in the house for over fifty years. She uses a clothes wringer.

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Details

Collection Name
Domestic interiors photographic collection
Collection Code
PC002
Physical Description
1 photograph ; 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Inscriptions
(Mrs.) Eda Borgeson, Norwegian. True friend and laundress in our household for over 50 years. When asked if she didn't get tired washing sometimes, she answered, "Oh, no. It's a change from the ironing." Such devotion & spirit. She died in my mother's employ. 1952. A.W. Chase (?). (handwritten)
Dimensions
7 1/4x 9 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Other identifier: 51227
GUSN
221249
Reference Code
PC002.USMA.Milton.134-01.18

Record details

Other People
Borgeson, Eda
Descriptive Terms
dwellings
houses
interior decoration
ironing boards
irons (tools)
laundresses
laundry baskets
laundry rooms
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Adams Street (Milton, Mass.)
Laundry (Library of Congress Subject Heading)
Washboards
clothes wringers
Places
Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Wigglesworth House (Milton, Mass.)

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