Saturday, 5 April 2014

Walk two blocks west along 14th East and then turn north on Main and walk fifty paces. Bert's was a fine old diner that served a basic breakfast and cup of coffee for $4.50. You could eat and read the paper while your laundry was drying next door at the Pinky Coin-Operated Dry Cleaning and Laundry Lounge. (VPL)

In 1931 it was an option to have your laundry cleaned at The Monastery Laundry and Dry Cleaners at 562 West 14th. (CVA)

Laundry could also be done by hand much as Robert Jamieson was prone to do as seen here while working at the Good Hope Cannery in Rivers Inlet, circa 1890. (CVA)

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