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A morning wash.

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A morning wash.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

American History -- 1890s

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC AME-1890s
Spanish-American War, 1898
United States -- 1890-1899
Bathing -- Cuba -- 1890-1899
Military personnel -- American -- Cuba -- 1890-1899
Swimming -- Cuba -- 1890-1899
Military life
Group portraits
Content : Printed on border: "Soldiers have to be content with very rude toilet facilities. Pitchers and basins are used only by the officers, and seldom by them, for baggage in the army in the field must be kept down to the minimum. It is a lucky body of men who find a running stream close to their encampment, and the morning wash is often a luxury during a campaign. The need of cleanliness, though, is recognized, not only from the standpoint of comfort, but on sanitary principles; and officers, particularly those of the medical corps, always strive to furnish their men with opportunities for bathing. The most frequent means of washing consists of camp buckets, etc., filled with water, these serving the purposes of basins and tubs. Whenever the troops halt by a river or stream, all that can be spared are permitted to take a swim, and are sometimes ordered to do so. On the march it is particularly desirable to bathe the feet often, thus lessening the liability to footsoreness."

Statement of Responsibility: Written on border: "Chicago Times Herald War Pictures Pearson Publ. 6, 1898"
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 22 x 26 cm. (3 3/4 x 10 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1677180
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17168689
Barcode : 33333159327762
UUID: 59a84aa0-c533-012f-05b8-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1898: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A morning wash." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-ffd0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A morning wash." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 5, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-ffd0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1898). A morning wash. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-ffd0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A morning wash.