Home Steam Laundry, Cle Elum.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Unknown., “Home Steam Laundry, Cle Elum.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed December 28, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8611.

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Title

Home Steam Laundry, Cle Elum.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic; Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas County; Home Steam Laundry (Cle Elum, Wash.); Laundry (Cle Elum, Wash.); City and town life -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum

Description

"Our collector will call. Mail or express consignments will receive immediate attention," proprietor C. S. Enright advertised in 1909. Clean clothes were a challenge in a coal mining town; running water in homes, and efficient electric machines, were not available to most residents. Banker Frank Carpenter did own an early copper tub-and-plunger device, now on display at his restored home.Three of the young women are identified as Mary Sitko, Ann McKerman and Mary Long.

Creator

Unknown.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1911.

Contributor

North Kittitas County Historical Society. Photo # NKB-016

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

3 ½" x 5" b/w reprint of original photograph.

Identifier

BLD-144