Trampas. New Mexico. The wife and daughter of Juan Lopez, the majordomo (mayor), doing the family washing. Water is precious; it must be carried a quarter of a mile from the river, January 1943

From an advertisement in 1942:  "That washing machine has to last for a long time, so keep it in good condition. Drain it immediately after use, rinse tub thoroughly, remove agitator or suction cups and rinse with clear water"

Imperial County, California 1937
Imperial County, California

Laundry facilities in migratory labor camp. Imperial Valley, California, near Calipatria