Today's picture is from 1902 and shows a young woman hanging laundry out to dry. Modern washing machines and clothes dryers are conveniences most of us take for granted. I would bet that most laundry done in the world today is dried in the sun like this.
When I was in Africa, the clothes were washed by hand, and hung in the sun to dry. The challenge was that it rained every single day for three or four hours in the afternoon. So, it was very hard to get your clothes dry. You would get a few hours of sun in the morning, and then when the rains started, you would have to move the clothes, still wet, inside, and hang them around the house. At 100% humidity, the clothes did not dry in the house, but you were just trying to keep them apart so they would not mildew. Then the next day you would put them back out. Finally you would end up with them sort of dry, but definitely still moist.