you drink a coca-cola from a bottle, wash it out, fill it with water and cork it with this thingamajig

then, you sprinkle the water on clothes, sheets, pillowcases, etc., place those items in a plastic bag and let them sit for a couple of hours. after this, you iron the clothes, sheets, pillowcases, etc.

this was the process before steam irons were invented

my job was to iron the pillow cases and my dad’s white handkerchiefs

I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them.
— Daniel Pinkwater said that

Exif data

Aperture Value: 4.644
Exposure Time: 1/80
Flash: No Flash
FNumber: 5
Focal Length: 105
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 157
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Max Aperture Value: 3.1
Scene Type: A directly photographed image
Shutter Speed Value: 1/80
Lens Info: 105, 105, 2.8, 2.8
Lens Model: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Comments (16):

  1. Nicou

    Apr 4, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Quel objet et pose sur ce support transparent fantastique vue.

  2. Tatar@Y

    Apr 5, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Simple et belle composition.

  3. lisl

    Apr 5, 2018 at 1:03 am

    I remember my mother doing this, but she did it by hand. Everything had a set way of being ironed in those days

  4. Phil

    Apr 5, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Really artistic composition, Phil

  5. mhelene

    Apr 5, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Superb composition ! I didn’t know “thingamajig”… but it means something you don’t know the name …!!With your description I imagine something like to starch …I saw making it with some water and some sugar cooking in a pan …

  6. Maria-lina

    Apr 5, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Cool quelle bonne idée, c’est génial! Bise, bon jeudi dans la joie et la tendresse!

  7. ruthiebear

    Apr 5, 2018 at 9:08 am

    You composition tells the story in this simple image. I like it.

  8. grouser

    Apr 5, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Personally I would skip drinking the coke 🙂

  9. Bill Phillips

    Apr 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The worst part would be drinking the coca cola

  10. Steven

    Apr 5, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    A great storyline behind this photograph!! I love this minimalist composition.

  11. Willem

    Apr 5, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    A artistic photo as a result.

  12. Steve

    Apr 5, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I had forgotten all about this sprinkler. My mom used these way back in the day.

  13. Graciel·la

    Apr 6, 2018 at 2:01 am

    An authentic artistic composition. Minimalist and beautiful

  14. Claudio

    Apr 9, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Beyond the original image, I was wondering what it could do, thanks for showing it to me.

  15. Diane

    Apr 12, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I enjoy the story behind your image. I still iron, though only the ‘essentials’ like his shirts and the occasional blouse.


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