Oswald Home Laundry

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Oswald Home Laundry
44 in
61 in
(112 cm x 155 cm)
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This art quilt depicts my Great-Grandmother Linnie Rose Oswald and her laundry truck circa 1925. Family stories tell of a feisty red-headed woman with a will of iron, a temper, and a very strong work ethic who drove down the middle of Huntington, West Virginia's city streets as if she owned them. In all likelihood, Linnie needed these qualities. Being a female business woman in this era had to be hard! She would have gotten the right to vote around then. Later, Linnie owned almost a block of town and rented apartments. I'd like to think that I got many of her best qualities, including her love of fabric and stitch.