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

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-221249

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

interior decoration
houses
dwellings
laundry rooms
irons (tools)
laundry baskets
ironing boards
laundresses
photographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Inscription

(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)

Additional Identification Number

Other identifier 51227

Physical Description

1 photograph ; 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC002

Collection Name

Domestic interiors photographic collection

Reference Code

PC002.USMA.Milton.134-01.18

Image Dimensions

7 1/4 x 9 1/2 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Milton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

photographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other People

Borgeson, Eda

Subjects

Adams Street (Milton, Mass.)
Laundry (Library of Congress Subject Heading)
clothes wringers
Washboards

Description Level

Item