Women doing their washing at the Whiteinch Wash-house, photographed by Alf Daniel in the 1950s.
There were forty-three washing stalls at the Whiteinch steamie. Each contained a sink, where women could do their washing by hand using wash boards they brought with them from home.
The photograph shows just how much steam was generated in the wash-houses, and explains the origins of the nickname "steamie". Some women used prams to carry their washing and there is one standing by the stall on the right.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
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