Washing Work and Washing Lines in Illustration

Francisco Fonseca, Portuguese Illustrator, Neighbours washing
Francisco Fonseca, Portuguese Illustrator, Neighbours washing
Martin Lewis, Tree, Manhattan, 1930
Martin Lewis, Tree, Manhattan, 1930
‘A Modern Man — The Average Guy Pin-Up Calendar’
from ‘A Modern Man — The Average Guy Pin-Up Calendar’
Illustrator not found. Illustration of children is remininscent of E.H. Shepherd.
Harry Clarke (1889 - 1931) 1923 Illustration for Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe The Man of the Crowd
Harry Clarke (1889 – 1931) 1923 Illustration for Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe The Man of the Crowd
Wood block print by Brown County artist, Gustave Baumann, 1912 'November'. Illustration for "All The Year Round" by James Whitcomb Riley. Washing on the line.
Wood block print by Brown County artist, Gustave Baumann, 1912 ‘November’. Illustration for “All The Year Round” by James Whitcomb Riley.
Look What I’ve Got By Anthony Browne, 1980
Look What I’ve Got By Anthony Browne, 1980
Edmund Blair Leighton – September
Edward Wilkins Waite - A Surrey Cottage in June
Edward Wilkins Waite – A Surrey Cottage in June
Arthur Herbert Buckland - In a Cottage Garden 1910
Arthur Herbert Buckland – In a Cottage Garden 1910
American Artist Illustrator John L Sloan 1912 A Womans Work NYC 1912 washing
American Artist Illustrator John L Sloan 1912 A Womans Work NYC 1912 washing
Conte De Noel, Charles Dickens, illustrations by A.Pecoud (Paris 1952). In earlier times, before well-heated houses and the invention of dryers, it would have been common to hang washing to dry from the ceiling. We should probably see more of it in illustration.
Charles Courtney Curran - Shadows
Charles Courtney Curran – Shadows
Hilda Boswell washing
Arthur Rackham (English,1867-1939) - Girl in shawl with Ducks
Arthur Rackham (English,1867-1939) – Girl in shawl with Ducks
Poor Cecco by Marjery William Bianco illustrated by Arthur Rackham Mrs Woodchuck
Poor Cecco by Marjery William Bianco illustrated by Arthur Rackham Mrs Woodchuck
Frozen Laundry Saturday Evening Post Cover, March 8, 1952 Giclee Print by Stevan Dohanos
Frozen Laundry Saturday Evening Post Cover, March 8, 1952 Giclee Print by Stevan Dohanos
Lilla Cabot Perry (1848 - 1933) A snowy Monday, 1926
Lilla Cabot Perry (1848 – 1933) A snowy Monday, 1926

THE HILLMAN’S HOIST OF AUSTRALASIA

New Zealand and Australian yards are well-known for the Hillman’s Hoist, a rotary clothesline which can be wound up and down.

from Harry and Hopper
'Bottomley Potts covered in spots by Lynley Dodd washing line
‘Bottomley Potts covered in spots by Lynley Dodd washing line

New Zealand painter Nigel Brown makes sure to include the Hillman’s Hoist in his depictions of suburban New Zealand.

Suburban Clothesline Nigel Brown
Suburban Clothesline by Nigel Brown
Nigel Brown
English Woman July 12 1958, washing
English Woman July 12 1958, washing
1909 Frank Pape, for Anatole France's Penguin Island
1909 Frank Pape, for Anatole France’s Penguin Island
Great Grandmother Goose by Helen Cooper, illustrated by Krystyna Turska, Hamish Hamilton, London 1978
The City By FRANS MASEREEL (London 1988 - originally published by Kurt Wolff Verlag, Munich 1925 as DIE STADT washing
The City By FRANS MASEREEL (London 1988 – originally published by Kurt Wolff Verlag, Munich 1925 as DIE STADT
Anatoli Michailovich Eliseev, Story of the stupid mouse frog washing
Anatoli Michailovich Eliseev, Story of the stupid mouse frog washing
starch advertisement
Tide washing powder, Woman and Home May 1958
Tide washing powder, Woman and Home May 1958
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