This is a migratory anecdote, a printed version of which appeared in England in 1631, where it was told about a laundress who had apparently hoarded money for provisions for her wake.
Looking out of the picture, presumably watching the cauldron as it boils more water, the laundress immerses clothes in a wooden tub frothed with over-running foam.
As a laundress , she supported us until our financial situation improved.
Across the river a laundress scrubs clothes on the water-steps.
Careless of his duties, a herdsman in a saffron tunic plays his pipe to a young laundress delectable in suntan and ultramarine blue.
Irish working class girls were viewed as drunken and feckless, only suitable to be housemaids or laundresses .
Almost all working free women of colour laboured in towns, as tavern-keepers and innkeepers, petty retailers, seamstresses, laundresses , and domestics.
Records do show that free Black women served during the Civil War as nurses, laundresses and cooks.
Many of them provided indispensable services as laundresses , cooks and nurses.
Two laundresses had taken pity on her and had shown her the way since they were headed that direction anyway.