Vintage memories of the good old days of washing laundry by hand.
Photography by Edward M. Fielding
A washboard is a tool designed for hand washing clothing. With mechanized cleaning of clothing becoming more common by the end of the 20th century, the washboard has become better known for its originally subsidiary use as a musical instrument.
The traditional washboard is usually constructed with a rectangular wooden frame in which are mounted a series of ridges or corrugations for the clothing to be rubbed upon. For 19th century washboards, the ridges were often of wood; by the 20th century, ridges of metal were more common. A "fluted" metal washboard was patented in the United States in 1833. Zinc washboards were...
I use my photography to communicate my vision of the world. My work deals with storytelling in light and shadow from the beauty, texture and shape of every day objects to wonders of the natural world. Thanks for stopping by! -- Edward M. Fielding
Edward M. Fielding
Fine Art Photography
Fine art photography and digital art by artist Edward M. Fielding. Fielding is an artist working in the photography and digital media. As a freelance artist Fielding is currently represented by several leading stock agencies.
Fielding's work has appeared in featured in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertising, book covers and media companies. His award winning fine art photos have been widely shown and...
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