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Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton (1 May 1827 – 5 July 1906) was a 19th-century French Realist painter. His paintings are heavily influenced by the French countryside and his absorption of traditional methods of painting helped make Jules Breton one of the primary transmitters of the beauty and idyllic vision of rural existence.

Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis Breton (1 May 1827 – 5 July 1906) was a 19th-century French Realist painter. His paintings are heavily influenced by the French countryside and his absorption of traditional methods of painting helped make Jules Breton one of the primary transmitters of the beauty and idyllic vision of rural existence.

Lavandieres au Bord de La Marne (Washerwomen by the Banks of the Marne)  by Léon Augustin Lhermitte

Lavandieres au Bord de La Marne (Washerwomen by the Banks of the Marne) by Léon Augustin Lhermitte

The Days of Lye and Laundry "Ashes from household fires were packed into a barrel with holes drilled in the bottom and lined with hay. Water was poured through the ashes and concentrated lye dripped from the holes.  Since soap was expensive and since lye could be made at home, poorer households might wash their laundry entirely without soap."

The Days of Lye and Laundry "Ashes from household fires were packed into a barrel with holes drilled in the bottom and lined with hay. Water was poured through the ashes and concentrated lye dripped from the holes. Since soap was expensive and since lye could be made at home, poorer households might wash their laundry entirely without soap."

Students doing laundry in the Practice House Laundry Room in 1926. The women sent their own clothes out but did some of the university's laundry.

Students doing laundry in the Practice House Laundry Room in 1926. The women sent their own clothes out but did some of the university's laundry.

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