Leyte Locals do Laundry 4
"Filipino lady - her laundry balanced on her head, with two children, walking out of the stream. A rolled floor mat still in the water. Dulag area, near Leyte P.I." From "Darkroom Soldier": "Local Laundry Services. Balancing a skein of hemp fiber on her head, a Filipino mother and her children cross a slough at Dulag, Leyte. For a peso fee or barter, local women were willing to do soldiers' laundry. Using a local creek, their hand-washing process was strenuous, traditional, and simple: they rinsed and soaped the clothes, pounded them on this log (foreground) with a paddle, rinsed and wrung them out, then hung them up to dry. This is the kind of photo Hill sent to Martha because he knew the image would pass Army censors." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Dulag, Leyte, The Philippines
From the Collection of Fred Hill
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