Munising "Sunny Day" Clothespins, 1953-1955

Summary

In the 1950s, though many households had an automatic washing machine, some might not yet have owned an automatic dryer. Housewives still hung their wet laundry to dry on clotheslines stretched across basements or backyards, as weather permitted. "Sunny Days" were best for hanging laundry outside: clothing and household linens acquired a fresh, outdoorsy scent that automatic dryers -- though more convenient -- couldn't duplicate.

In the 1950s, though many households had an automatic washing machine, some might not yet have owned an automatic dryer. Housewives still hung their wet laundry to dry on clotheslines stretched across basements or backyards, as weather permitted. "Sunny Days" were best for hanging laundry outside: clothing and household linens acquired a fresh, outdoorsy scent that automatic dryers -- though more convenient -- couldn't duplicate.

Artifact

Packaging

Date Made

1953-1955

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.88.380

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift from the Collection of Susan Strongman Fiems by Dennis Fiems.

Material

Cardboard
Wood (Plant material)

Inscriptions

another Munising product / CLOTHESPINS

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