Irons: The Evolution of a Household Staple

Publish Date: 2018-02-24

By Kylin Cummings

The drudgery of ironing was a laborious task that once consumed entire days of homemakers. In the 1950s, a synthetic wrinkle-free fabric called polyester was introduced, saving countless hours for these overworked and underappreciated defenders of the domestic realm. 

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This photo is a Bate Brother's Studio photograph of both the auto bridge and train trestle crossing Hell Canyon near Drake, Arizona. Thomas and Claude Bate were Arizona photographers that traveled across Central and Northern Arizona capturing a variety of subjects and scenes. They had studios based in Phoenix and Prescott so they could photograph the many mines and mining operations that were in the area for the owners and people back East.

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