Alice Austen

Prints being Rinsed

CA. 1885

Demonstrating the way in which prints had to be rinsed,( Clear Comfort had no running water for many years), a maid stands in for Miss Austen.  "There's my broken-neck pitcher and my broken-handle pitcher. How well I remember doing that. There's the old stone trough--we had no running water in the house in those days--I had to do it at the pump, and that water was cold as ice," the photographer reminisced years later.  

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