Wash-Day On This Georgetown County Plantation | History Of SC Slide Collection

Wash-Day On This Georgetown County Plantation
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A cast iron wash pot sits in the front yard of one of the houses on this Georgetown County plantation, photographed around 1900. Washday meant boiling the wash, wringing it out laboriously by hand, and hanging it out to dry (as seen in the yard). People are gathered on the porch of a home where quilts are being aired on the railings, and someone sits on the front step playing a guitar. From the Morgan Photograph Collection.

Courtesy of the Georgetown County Library.