'Acme Laundry in Cincinnati' painting   Save
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Description: "Acme Laundry in Cincinnati," an oil-on-canvas work painted by Caroline Augusta Lord (1860-1927) in 1911. It is one of Lord's series of three paintings depicting Acme Laundry. This image depicts a large group of women working in a large laundry. They are wearing aprons over long dresses or skirts and blouses. The figures in the foreground have their backs to the viewer. Acme Laundry, established in 1907, was located at 911 Vine St. in Cincinnati. Caroline Augusta Lord (1860-1927) was a native of Cincinnati who studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, the Art Students League in New York City, and in Paris. She exhibited paintings at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893). She returned to Cincinnati, where she continued in her profession and also taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Her frequent subjects were the struggles of the common laborer, women, and children. This painting is part of the Ohio Historical Society's fine art collection. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05926
Subjects: Paintings; Artists--Ohio--Cincinnati; Laundry workers--Ohio; Women--Employment--Ohio--Cincinnati; Women artists
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)