Life on the Plantation
This is an antique washboard. During this time, washing of clothes was done by hand. Slaves would have washed their master and his family's clothes and their own by hand and hung the clothes on a clothesline outside to dry.
Underground Railroad Museum
Director Kristina Estle
Metal and wood
Washboard, Director Kristina Estle
“Washboard,” A Glimpse Through the Underground Railroad Museum, accessed August 17, 2022, https://ugrrm.omeka.net/items/show/43.