City washerwomen wash laundry in river

#Picture Number D23

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Victorian illustration to download showing washerwomen in Paris washing laundry on a quay by the river Seine. They rub soap into the linen, and get rid of stains by hitting the cloth with wooden paddles; some of them have scrubbing brushes. They carry their bundles of washing to an upper level of the quay, where they hang it out on a washing line.