This picture was taken in 1939 near El Indio, Texas. It shows a woman washing clothes in a wash tub. Above the wash tub is a clothes wringer, which was operated by crank, and was used to remove excess water from the clothes prior to putting on a clothes line. When I was growing up in the 60's, the woman who lived down the road washed clothes this way. In the background you can see a cast iron pot, probably used to heat water for washing.
I also notice a nice flock of chickens. Now that I have the peacock palace completed, I am thinking about getting some chickens. Country eggs are so much better than store bought, and I think I pretty much have every thing I need to get some chickens going.