Correct Postures for Housework (1920s)

Series of photographs taken of Miss Ruth Kellogg demonstrating correct postures for various forms of housework. Photos taken by Troy for Delineator magazine. No date given, but Miss Kellogg was at Cornell 1921-26.

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  • medievalrants

    I find it interesting that the length and style of her dress suggest much earlier than 1921, though the woman holding the backdrop has a shorter dress. Perhaps women continued to wear longer styles to do housework … why bother refashioning perfectly wearable clothes if you’re just using them for housework? And just easier to work in, I’d think, than the shorter dress styles of the 20s (for bending, etc).