"The Woman Came To Do Laundry…"

“The Woman Came To Do Laundry…”: Depression-Era Domestic Servants in Greater Hartford, Connecticut by Melissa Josefiak.  “Had woman for cleaning and laundry…she wasn’t much good,” writes housewife Ida Robbins in her diary, October 15, 1931.1  Matter-of-fact, detached and impersonal towards her domestic servant, Robbins’ tone reveals the thoughts of the lady of the house.  The […]