I remember my grandmother always had on an apron! (this is a fantastic photograph) Wearing an apron to protect your limited wardrobe. Apron's had multi-purposes.I too remember by Grandmama always wearing an apron.
Canning garden produce was an annual ritual for most farm women. Eugene Smith had several hot summer days of toiling over a wood cook stove ahead of her as she prepared string beans for canning in St. Mary's County, Maryland in
Tuck this away and ponder it next time you want to complain about your crappy apartment or drafty house. (April "Interior of rehabilitation client's house." negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration.