Washerwomen in Ireland, 19th century

Washerwomen in Ireland, 19th century

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Caption: Washerwomen in Ireland, 19th-century illustration. The woman at left is using a washing bat (also called a battledore or washing beetle) to beat the dirt out of the clothes being cleaned. Artwork published in 1840.

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