In nineteenth-century France, in rural areas, women washed laundry in the nearest streams or in the sea and hung the linens where they could, on lavender bushes, rocks and grass fields, where it had a quaint, if not artistic quality. In villages, laundresses washed linens in fountains, or other water sources, which were often found at or near the center of town. In either case, laundresses operated in public spaces without problem.
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- European History
- History, Modern
- Laundresses--France--Paris--Social conditions--19th century.
- Public health laws--France--Paris--History--19th century.
- Public health laws
- Public spaces--Government policy--France--Paris--History--19th century.
- Public Spaces
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-307)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: History