21 Laundry Clipart
Today we have a cute collection of Laundry Clipart! Seen below are a variety of images related to different aspects of doing this household chore, such as hanging clothes, irons, wooden bucket, and clothespins. I think some of these would make a fun piece of DIY art to hang in a Laundry Room.
Women Doing Laundry Pictures
Above is a Vintage Laundry Line Image! This is a cute black and white illustration of a woman hanging her laundry outside on a line on a windy day! Scanned from a fine piece in my collection, a rare Circa 1941/1942 Printer’s Catalog, this one is so cute!
Here we have an Antique Laundry Lady Image! This is a black and white illustration of a Victorian woman using a Wringer washer. She doesn’t look too happy with this particular chore. Poor thing!
This is a cute Vintage Maid Image! Shown here is a young woman, in a Maid’s uniform, folding laundry. She’s framed up with a sweet little oval frame with some curly cues on top of it! This superb piece was scanned from a Circa 1916 Ladies magazine.
Featured above is a Vintage Hand Washing Image! Shown is a cute black and white illustration of a woman washing some delicate laundry in a sink. I love all the bubbles! This one was also scanned from a rare Circa 1941/1942 Printer’s Catalog. So cute!
Vintage Laundry Equipment
Pictured above are two Vintage Iron Graphics. These fancy Electric irons are from an early 1900’s Catalog from my collection. The original is the black and white one at the top, but I made a second version of white on black, to give you another option.
Here is a fun laundry related image from a Circa 1901 Household Tips book! The image is a very heavy looking iron! It is called a Box iron because it has sort of a boxy shape I suppose.
This image from a Circa 1901 Household tips book! It is an old Wringer, for wringing out clothes. That looks like hard work to turn the rollers on the device. For the timeframe when used I imagine it was considered quite a splendid machine.
Here is the latest addition to this collection. This one just cracks me up! Here we see a lovely bride, she is checking out her wedding gifts and she has spotted a wringer for a washer machine. She’s quite taken with it! The caption reads “why here is the best of all”. I guess it’s just what every bride wants the most! Haha!
Retro Laundry Clipart
How cute is this image? Above is a fun Retro picture showing a typical mother as housewife and her little boy doing the laundry together! This one comes from a 1960’s U.S. Govt. Pamphlet! The original is the black and white one, but I colored it in a bit in case you prefer it that way.
Antique Clothes Line Images
Above is a cute Clothes Line image! Two women appear to be sharing a clothes line. One is washing clothes in a barrel while the other is hanging clothes that are already clean. This is an advertisement for laundry starch.
I can’t imagine a cuter and more humorous image than this “Queen of Laundry” advertising for soap. The stern looking Queen must be demanding that the other woman to use a certain soap, as she listens intently. Love it!
Above is a darling Illustration! Shown is a cute little girl hanging laundry on the line. It’s a perfect Spring day out, with pink Cherry Blossom trees in bloom, birds chirping, and butterflies flying over a green meadow. Thus the title “Miss Spring.”
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This is a Vintage Laundry Day Silhouette Image! It is an antique black and white illustration showing five darling children hanging laundry on the line. So cute!
Old Laundry Clip Art
I hope you enjoyed this fun curated collection of Laundry Clipart! You might also like our Vintage Cleaning Images HERE.
Oh those vintage irons with the plug in cord. That is what I learned to iron with. I still lean on my modern iron just like I did with the old ones. I am 78 so if that came from an old early 1900’s catalog,my mother must have kept her old iron in mint condition .
Karen Watson says
That’s so cool Marilyn! Thank you for sharing that memory. It is so fun seeing these old nostalgic piece isn’t it?!
The laundry images are lovely especially the colored ones.
I have sweet memories of my mother on laundry day.
I enjoyed watching her carve Fels Naptha soap into paper thin strips dropping them into the agitating hot water and clothes.
Always using bleach for cleaning whites, then twice a month bluing to make them super white.
I would then follow her out to the clothesline watching her carry the heavy baskets of laundry with absolutely no problem. Remembering the creaking sound of the wicker basket complaining under the heavy load of towels as she carried it with ease 20 ft from the back door to hanging on the clothsline. All the while lovingly answering all of her daughters numerous questions of why!
My sister and I used to get in trouble for running through the fresh sun and wind dried sheets.
And the smell of those sheets we’re most lovely when we laid on them in bed after our bath. Sweet dreams and memories!
What lovely memories and your description was so beautiful, thank you for that!
Bev Wilson says
WONDERFUL laundry images!! thanks so much! 😀
Karen Watson says
I’m glad you like them Bev!
The box iron has a box within for hot coals. See the latch? Had to use one of these while camping in Africa. Everything including sox and underwear had to be ironed to kill parasite eggs that might be laid on your wet clothes. I really appreciated the work that housewives went through, back in the day!
Karen Watson says
Oh wow Cate! That’s so interesting. And a little disturbing too! Haha. And yes, laundry day was quite a chore back then!
Boy, we have come such a long way, haven’t we? I still remember my parents and grandparent’s wringer washers that they had when I was a youngster. Women really worked hard in those days. We’d be putting our noses up in the air if we had to do any of that today. I love the colourful graphics. Miss Spring is so adorable and the two young children with their dolls are so darn cute! I just love their outfits and their hair!! If this is their weekly chore, they don’t seem to mind it one bit. LOL!
Thanks so much for sharing these with us!
Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!!
Thank you Irene, I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well 🙂 I for one am very happy with my washing machine and cannot imagine how difficult that must have been!
Peggy S says
In Scotland, most everyone still hangs their laundry to dry unless it is raining. This lovely graphic does bring back memories for me, some good, some less so-spiders in the sheets!
Karen Watson says
Maxine D says
Ah – those windy washing days when the line never kept still…. thanks Karen
This is wonderful. I miss having the old clothes line. Still spread out my sheets in my sunroom to dry.
Thank for finding this.
Karen Watson says
Sometimes I miss mine too Diana, although mostly during the Spring!