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Disinfecting clothes.

Disinfecting clothes.
Disinfecting clothes.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6351
Description: Disinfecting clothes at a Borough Council establishment in London, c. 1901. At a time when contagious diseases claimed so many lives, the proper disinfection of clothing was an important public health measure. Contaminated clothing was particularly dangerous during smallpox epidemics.
Creator: G.R. Sims, Living London
Date: c.1901
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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