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"Embracing the Art of Chores: A Journey Through Time and Cultures" In the days of old, a dolly tub stood as a symbol of hard work and cleanliness

Background imageChores Collection: The Tea-Table, 1920 (oil on canvas)

The Tea-Table, 1920 (oil on canvas)
656960 The Tea-Table, 1920 (oil on canvas) by Harvey, Harold (1874-1941); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tea-Table. Harold Harvey (1874-1941). Oil on canvas. Dated 1920

Background imageChores Collection: DOLLY TUB

DOLLY TUB
A laundry worker using a dolly stock and tub to clean clothes, prior to the invention of the washing machine

Background imageChores Collection: Poster advertising Sunlight Soap

Poster advertising Sunlight Soap -- for rest and leisure. Date: early 20th century

Background imageChores Collection: Children on the Beach, St. Ives, 1886 (oil on canvas)

Children on the Beach, St. Ives, 1886 (oil on canvas)
658034 Children on the Beach, St. Ives, 1886 (oil on canvas) by Forbes, Stanhope Alexander (1857-1947); 30.5x40 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Children on the Beach, St. Ives)

Background imageChores Collection: Women washing clothes, San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Women washing clothes, San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Background imageChores Collection: Amundsen Winter Quarters

Amundsen Winter Quarters
Amundsen and others in their winter quarters at the South Pole

Background imageChores Collection: Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning

Advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner with a women patiently cleaning the carpet around her snoozing husband. Lets hope that cigarette falls into his lap and wakes him up. Date: c.1924

Background imageChores Collection: Angelina Holds Baby 1870

Angelina Holds Baby 1870
Little girl holds her baby brother in her arms for the first timey

Background imageChores Collection: Clothes hanging on a washing line across a street on washday in Venice, Italy

Clothes hanging on a washing line across a street on washday in Venice, Italy
Drying clothes hanging out to dry on a washing line across a street on washday in Venice, Italy

Background imageChores Collection: Ladies in a kitchen

Ladies in a kitchen
Two woman with sleek 1920s hair discuss the state of their hands in front of a kitchen sink filled with brightly decorated art deco pottery

Background imageChores Collection: Washing Board

Washing Board
A photograph demonstrating the use of a scrubbing board in a tub during washday in the early 20th century

Background imageChores Collection: Farm Boy & Plough Horse

Farm Boy & Plough Horse
A farm boy leads two plough horses across a field

Background imageChores Collection: Children hanging out washing on the line in class at Cookham Nursery School

Children hanging out washing on the line in class at Cookham Nursery School. October 1952

Background imageChores Collection: A Woman Vacuuming

A Woman Vacuuming
New York, New York: 1929. Marie Bard, 22, who is the model for the 1930 Red Cross poster and US postage stamp illustrated by artist Lawrence Wilbur

Background imageChores Collection: Girls Wash Dolls Clothes

Girls Wash Dolls Clothes
Two girls peg out their dolls laundry on a washing line in the garden. Date: circa 1890

Background imageChores Collection: Washing Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Washing Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl hangs out the washing on a windy day, while a little boy holds a full basket of clothes for her

Background imageChores Collection: Native American Sioux village near Fort Laramie, USA

Native American Sioux village near Fort Laramie, USA
A Native American Sioux village near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, USA -- men, women and children go about their daily chores

Background imageChores Collection: Dolls clothes on a washing line

Dolls clothes on a washing line

Background imageChores Collection: Silhouette of Woman Vacuuming With Mouse

Silhouette of Woman Vacuuming With Mouse
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Background imageChores Collection: Advert for Ewarts Califront hot water 1928

Advert for Ewarts Califront hot water 1928
" Just turn the tap" Ewarts Califront hot water instantly night or day. Hot water supply to bath, lavatory, basin ect. 1928

Background imageChores Collection: Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl wields a mop, while a little boy kneels down and scrubs the floor

Background imageChores Collection: Children Wash Clothes

Children Wash Clothes
Two little girls help their mother with the laundry on washday

Background imageChores Collection: Girl Minds Baby 1888

Girl Minds Baby 1888
A little girl minds the baby and shells peas at the same time

Background imageChores Collection: Girl Peels Potatoes 1878

Girl Peels Potatoes 1878
A little girl sits in the kitchen peeling potatoes, while the cat watches her

Background imageChores Collection: By the canal-Maricopa, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

By the canal-Maricopa, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
By the canal-Maricopa, c1907. Photograph shows a Maricopa woman sitting on the bank of a canal, holding a clay pot

Background imageChores Collection: Buffalo berry gatherers-Mandan, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Buffalo berry gatherers-Mandan, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Buffalo berry gatherers-Mandan, c1908

Background imageChores Collection: Winnowing wheat, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Winnowing wheat, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Winnowing wheat, c1905. Tewa woman winnowing wheat in front of pueblo building

Background imageChores Collection: The fruit gatherers, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The fruit gatherers, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The fruit gatherers, c1905. Two Tewa girls picking fruit with basket, bowls on the ground

Background imageChores Collection: Preparing salmon-Wishram, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Preparing salmon-Wishram, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Preparing salmon-Wishram, c1910. Tlakluit Indian woman, sitting on ground, placing salmon fillets on wood plank, woven reed mat in background, Washington State

Background imageChores Collection: Street Scene-San Juan, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Street Scene-San Juan, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Street Scene-San Juan, c1927

Background imageChores Collection: Acoma water carriers, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Acoma water carriers, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Acoma water carriers, c1905. Four Acoma Indians gather to collect water

Background imageChores Collection: Cleaning wheat-San Juan, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Cleaning wheat-San Juan, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Cleaning wheat-San Juan, c1905. Two Tewa people processing wheat outside pueblo structure, San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico

Background imageChores Collection: Pounding fish-Wishram, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Pounding fish-Wishram, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Pounding fish-Wishram, c1910. Tlakluit woman seated with mortar and pestle

Background imageChores Collection: The piki maker-Hopi, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The piki maker-Hopi, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The piki maker-Hopi, c1906. Hopi woman making bread inside pueblo

Background imageChores Collection: In the village of Santa Clara, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

In the village of Santa Clara, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
In the village of Santa Clara, c1905. Two Pueblo women carrying jugs on their heads; trees, rail fence, stick structure along dirt path in the background

Background imageChores Collection: Zuni bread maker, c1903. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Zuni bread maker, c1903. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Zuni bread maker, c1903. Zuni woman making bread

Background imageChores Collection: Zuni water carriers, c1903. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Zuni water carriers, c1903. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Zuni water carriers, c1903. Two females, full length, wearing blankets, pots on heads

Background imageChores Collection: En Al Leih, c1903. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

En Al Leih, c1903. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
En Al Leih, c1903. En Al Leih, Indian woman, half-length portrait, facing left, with decorated clay pot on head

Background imageChores Collection: El Kantara March 17, 1886', Algeria, 1886. Creator: Fritz von Dardel

El Kantara March 17, 1886", Algeria, 1886. Creator: Fritz von Dardel
El Kantara March 17, 1886", Algeria, 1886. Some men draw water for their horses

Background imageChores Collection: Design: Mrs. Holle, 1943. Creator: Anny Dollschein

Design: Mrs. Holle, 1943. Creator: Anny Dollschein
Design: Mrs. Holle, 1943

Background imageChores Collection: A girl feeding chickens and pigeons, around 1850/1855. Creator: Georg Decker

A girl feeding chickens and pigeons, around 1850/1855. Creator: Georg Decker
A girl feeding chickens and pigeons, around 1850/1855

Background imageChores Collection: Female Migrant from Arkhangelsk Province to Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. Old Believer, 1904

Female Migrant from Arkhangelsk Province to Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. Old Believer, 1904. Boris Vasilievich Smirnov (1881-1954)

Background imageChores Collection: Thor: Electric Washing Machine - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd, 1920. Creator: Unknown

Thor: Electric Washing Machine - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd, 1920. Creator: Unknown
Thor: Electric Washing Machine - The Bugbear of Washing-day and the solution - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd. 1920. The Thor washing machine was the first electric clothes washer sold commercially in

Background imageChores Collection: A Young Girl Standing Outside a Cottage Holding a Pail, (oil on canvas board)

A Young Girl Standing Outside a Cottage Holding a Pail, (oil on canvas board)
657868 A Young Girl Standing Outside a Cottage Holding a Pail, (oil on canvas board) by King, Henry John Yeend (1855-1924); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageChores Collection: Newcastle women washing their clothes at Snow Street Wash House, Newcastle

Newcastle women washing their clothes at Snow Street Wash House, Newcastle. 16th November 1970

Background imageChores Collection: Mrs Alice Huntley who has lived at 51 Wimborne Sreet, Splott, Cardiff

Mrs Alice Huntley who has lived at 51 Wimborne Sreet, Splott, Cardiff, for 48 years cleans outside her home this morning watched by her granddaughter Ann aged 8 years

Background imageChores Collection: Hanging dollies smalls Along comes Jack the Jackdaw Dollies scanties falls

Hanging dollies smalls Along comes Jack the Jackdaw Dollies scanties falls. Audrey Parslow aged 7 years has trouble on her washing day when hanging out her dolls clothes

Background imageChores Collection: Wilfred Pickles seen here under the thumb. January 1947

Wilfred Pickles seen here under the thumb. January 1947



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"Embracing the Art of Chores: A Journey Through Time and Cultures" In the days of old, a dolly tub stood as a symbol of hard work and cleanliness. The poster advertising Sunlight Soap reminds us that even they are be brightened with effective tools. "Children on the Beach, St. Ives, 1886" captures a moment when chores blended with play under the sun's warm embrace. From San Lucas Toliman to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, women washing clothes exemplify dedication to their families' well-being across Central America. Amundsen Winter Quarters remind us that even in extreme conditions, they were essential for survival and comfort. An advertisement for the Western Electric vacuum cleaner showcases how technology revolutionized household tasks while women patiently cleaned away dust and dirt. Clothes hanging on a washing line across a street in Venice transport us to washday traditions where every piece tells its own story amidst picturesque surroundings. Ladies in a kitchen epitomize teamwork and camaraderie as they tackle daily household duties together. The humble washing board takes center stage as an enduring tool used by generations past to achieve spotless laundry results before modern appliances took over. A farm boy working alongside his plough horse serves as a reminder that some they can deeply intertwined with our connection to nature and land. Girls wash dolls' clothes - learning responsibility from an early age through imaginative play fosters independence and empathy. Children hanging out washing on the line at Cookham Nursery School teach us that even little hands can contribute meaningfully to shared responsibilities within their community. In this captivating journey through time and cultures, we witness how they have shaped societies worldwide – from ancient rituals rooted in cleanliness to modern innovations easing everyday burdens – reminding us that these seemingly mundane tasks carry profound significance within our lives.