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Dixon's Laundry
  • Joseph Judd Pennell
    born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States ; died: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Dixon's Laundry, 1899
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.3 x 25.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Transfer from Kenneth Spencer Research Library
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0032

Black-and-white image of women working in a laundry, and two men standing in the left side of the image, watching. The women are all wearing dresses with high necklines and floor-length skirts. There is a woman ironing shirt collars at a table in the left side of the image, and a group of women standing at a table behind her. There are belts and wheels leading toward the top right corner of the image, and there is steam visible in the air. There is another group of women in the right side of the image, holding white, collared shirts. There is a skylight in the center of the ceiling.