This is a 1950s postcard advertising Whirlpool Washers and Dryers. The back of the card advertises an "AMAZING" offer:
FREE TRIAL OFFER!This is a postcard that I just had to buy because it matches my memories so well. The washer and dryer appear to be the same ones that my family had. Our washer was bought about 1952 and the dryer in 1954. The woman reminds me a lot of my mother, who had a similar shade of dark red hair. Even the flower arrangement fits. Next to our machines were big laundry tubs that were used when preparing flower arrangements.The only things that don't match are the knotty pine walls and blue tile floor. Our laundry facilities were in an unfinished gray basement.
Now you can actually use the famous Whirlpool Automatic Washer in your own home for 10 days . . . and it won't cost you a cent! Yes, we'll install it absolutely free because we want you to experience the thrill of workless, enjoyable washdays.
My mother never hung laundry outside. We had clotheslines permanently set up in the basement. The lines were used for clothes that were too delicate or shrinkable to put in the dryer (there were lots of shrinkable 100% cotton garments back then). There were always some things hanging on our lines. In a way the lines functioned as an extension of the closets with things waiting to be ironed, or old clothes waiting to be given away.
The Whirlpool Corporation has an interesting "History & Heritage" page and a 100 Year History Fact Sheet that include pictures of some old laundry machines and other products.
Here is an interesting 1952 Whirlpool Washing Macchine Video
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