|Title||Man carrying laundry from Maryatt truck, Seattle, 1935 |
|Caption||Before it was common to have washing machines and dryers in homes and apartments, many Seattle residents sent their home laundry to commercial laundry companies. A delivery truck picked up the dirty laundry and took it to be washed, ironed, and folded. The truck then returned the clean laundry to the owner.|
In this 1935 photo, a man is unloading bundles of laundry from a Maryatt Electric Laundry delivery truck.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Laundry Corded.|
Handwritten on sleeve: LAUNDRIES, General.
Sign on truck reads: MARYATT ELECTRIC LAUNDRY. Leave Bundles Here.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): January 5, 1935.
|Subjects||Trucks--Washington (State)--Seattle; Cleaning establishments--Washington (State)--Seattle; Uniforms--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.5173.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |