An old label pasted to this sturdy ironing board attests that Captain and Mrs. Hetherling used it while staying with the Continental Army at Valley Forge during the winter encampment of 1777-1778. It is a rare surviving example of the type of laundry equipment common to eighteenth-century households. More

Date

1750-1775


Geography


Material/Technique

White pine


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 57 3/8 in. x 17 1/4 in. x 1 in. (145.73 cm x 43.82 cm x 2.54 cm)


Credit

Gift of Irma C. Benesch in memory of Dr. Chester P. Woodward, 1960


Object Number

M-2347


Colors


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