Wash Day
Wash Day
Wash Day
Wash Day
Wash Day
Wash Day
Murphy, Claudia Quigley

Wash Day


Chicago: Associated Corn Products Manufacturers, [ca. 1920s].

Blue printed wraps, 16mo, 23pp. Very Good with mild sunning wear to wraps. A booklet on laundry and the treatment of particular stains from "meat juice" to wagon grease. "Published for the benefit of schools where home economics is taught, and for the benefit of women's clubs which are studying the problems of the home..." Topics include "First Aid to Stained Clothes," "Sorting," and "Starching;" reading comprehension questions are included after each section. An unassuming booklet authored by one of the first professional woman newspaper reporters in the United States, Claudia Quigley Murphy (1863-1941). OCLC suggests ca. 1910, but possibly closer to the 1920s, when Associated Corn Products Manufacturers was active. The pamphlet was cited by Helen Davis Whipple as "especially good material on the removal of stains" and recommended it in Making Citizens of the Mentally Limited (Public School Publishing Co., 1927). Newspaper notices for Murphy's 1919 speaking tour announced, "Her object is to urge women to seriously consider their duties in public affairs and adequately prepare for them."


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