Friday, March 01, 2013

Blast from the Past

Popular Mechanics, Sept 1924. Captioned: Formosa Women Struggling with the Family Washing in a Public Basic with Crude Stones (upper left). Even today, in a few older communities, the old public washing stones may still be found. Like these, I think.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For some reason, there was a whole dialogue in the Hakka textbook I was using back in the 90s about having to 去圳溝洗衫 (but it *did* at least mention that the reason was that the washing machine had broken...)