Color plate illustrates an early method of bleaching cotton and linen goods on lawns. Two women stand amongst a vast landscape holding watering cans over strips of white cloth. Decorative frame is bordered by foliage and features a vignette containing a cherub holding a white cloth. Plate is entitled "Bleaching."
This plate is from John Howard Appleton's (1844-1930) Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals, published in 1884. Intended as an introduction to the study of chemistry, this volume contains illustrations throughout the text including color plates. Color plates have been digitized along with a selection of illustrations.
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Appleton, John Howard. “Figure 20: Early Method of Bleaching Cotton and Linen Goods on Lawns.” Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals. Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Lithograph Company, 1884. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/zak1trg.
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