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12-30-2006, 10:12 PM
Dear folks,

You may be interested in this collection of laundresses in art.


The one below appears to be 1860s era.


12-30-2006, 11:11 PM
Thank you, Scott. That really is a nice one. I especially enjoyed the detail of the raised hem of her dress, her petticoat, her shoes, and the chemise hanging on the line. It's great to see something as ordinary as the pegs with which she's hanging the laundry.

01-01-2007, 11:11 AM
Scott, Thank you for the pictures.
I love the clothes line poles!
Susan Armstrong

01-03-2007, 07:21 PM
I was searching Delcampe which is a European E-Bay and found these early 1900s post cards of a comic French soldier on laundry duty.




01-04-2007, 12:34 AM
1. - Hey! This is the kind they wear in town!

3. - When I think about what's inside!

5. - Pitou (his name?), it isn't necessary to think! Handle Madame's panties with tenderness and respect!

I wonder what 2. and 4. say?

Une femme très séduire: http://imgthumb.delcampe.com/img_large/20041025/passioncp/1098692984.jpg

01-04-2007, 01:27 AM
is exactly why I just dropped an obscene amount of money for an undergrad french degree. Madame always said the language would come in handy :D

01-04-2007, 02:58 AM
Ah, mais oui, Mademoiselle, c'est vrai, n'est-ce pas?. Knowing the language has many uses; for instance, one can be so wonderfully obnoxious en francais. I read it far better than I speak it and I hardly understand when listening to natives, but I can always hear the contempt they feel toward anyone who isn't French, and of course les Parisiens hold everyone in contempt. :D

01-04-2007, 11:44 AM
Monsieur, does that mean if I can ever put together a higher-class first person impression, I'd be able to get to get away with a little more attitude in 'camp'? Since my Pere did pay for finishing school and all, and the tutor does profess his pupil has a charming French accent....::snicker:: mais c'est vrai que je parle le langue d'amour avec l'accent espagnole

Without the least bit of sass, and sweet as sugar,
Marguerite Rosa

01-04-2007, 02:57 PM
:D Hi, hi, hi, hi, hi! C'est merveilleux, Madamoiselle! But of course, a well-finished young lady will speak French! Sprinkle it into your conversations with officers and see if any of them remember what they learned at the Military Academy. ;)