Leyte Locals do Laundry 4

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Item Details

Title

Leyte Locals do Laundry 4

Subject

Children
Native peoples

Description

"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)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

3/4/1945

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.456

Spatial Coverage

Dulag, Leyte, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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