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Monday, January 23, 2012
Boston 1775 provides part of a poem on wash day in 18th century Boston:
It’s an evocative slice of life, showing a moment when laundry day meant
all the women in a household were busy and little girls weren’t allowed
jelly or butter, yet science was about to let people fly: