Wash Day in Mexico



Wash Day in Mexico

Taken at Durango, Mexico, and is a scene that may be witnessed on any Monday throughout the Republic. It shows a large number of the native women, bareheaded and on their knees on the bank of a rapidly running stream of water. In front of each woman is a large flat rock, which they use as a crubbing board. They dip the clothes into the stream, and after soaping them, rub them vigorously over the flat stones. At the right of the picture, in the foreground, is seen a little naked Mexican child.

EDI 1898-03


1 Edison (MU 450)  
2 James WhiteFrederick Blechynden  
Mr. James White and his able assistant, Mr. Fred W. Blechynder, left this city last night for an extended trip over the Central system. These gentlemen are representing the Edison Electrical Company, of Orange, N.J., and are taking views of characteristic Mexico, for reproduction in the company's kinetescopes, which will be exhibited in the United States.
The Two Republics, Mexico, December 1, 1897, p. 8.
3 <19/11/1897. © Thomas A. Edison, 24/02/1898. 50 ft
4 MexiqueDurango.