This historical notebook was created to honor the rich history of St. Croix.
On the cover is a vintage photograph of a group of professional "washerwomen" taken when the island was under the Danish flag.
These women worked hard and were paid from $3.00 to $3.60 per month. For this sum, "they did everything"!
The cook, however, did not wash and iron.
The washing, as a rule, was done by professional washers who carried the clothes to the streams and washed them in cold water.
According to an article published in 1899, there was no such thing as a clothesline on the island and nothing like an American washboard or washtub.
"The clothes were dried on the grass or hung on cactus bushes or wire fences.
They were sprinkled while drying and came back beautifully white."
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🌼 Front cover, historical photograph
🌼 120 page, ruled-line, single pages
🌼 Black back cover with pocket
🌼 © VintageVirginIslands.com
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