Do You Know Where Your Clothes Are Washed? A Bulletin on Laundry Conditions in New York City

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Title

Do You Know Where Your Clothes Are Washed? A Bulletin on Laundry Conditions in New York City

Description

Do You Know Where Your Clothes Are Washed? A Bulletin on Laundry Conditions in New York City. Issued by The Consumers' League of the City of New York. This bulletin addresses the physical conditions, hours, and wages of laundries in New York City.

"When Maggie Corbett, a fifteen year old girl, testified before the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration that she had worked in a public laundry for more than two years, and that she had often worked 14 or 15 hours in one day in a hot, steam-filled room, every housewife who read the newspapers was horrified that such a state of affairs could exist in an industry so closely connected with her own household economy."

Creator

Consumers' League of the City of New York.

Source

M 86 Box 1, Roberta Wellford Collection of Women's Rights Ephemera 1915-1956, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Publisher

Consumers' League of the City of New York.

Date

[1912]

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more:
Child Labor in New York City Tenements, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

Consumers' League of the City of New York., “Do You Know Where Your Clothes Are Washed? A Bulletin on Laundry Conditions in New York City,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 17, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/87.