• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1949
  • Description
  • Over the years, many minority women have worked in Seattle's laundry and dry cleaning industries. This photo, taken around 1949, shows two women working in a commercial laundry. The African American woman at the right is reaching into a large washing machine. The woman at the left is removing clothing from an extractor, which spins clothing at high speed to remove the water.
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • All Rights Reserved