of a sporty young woman coming back from a bicycling trip
or reading the paper while her husband does the wash seems
to have struck the funny bone at the turn of the 20th century.
Several of the major stereo view companies staged the same
basic situation over and over again, with different actors
and different props.
Some might say "the more things change, the more they
remain the same."
Color has been added to the black and white original. It's
doubtful the original makers would have objected. Color is
very useful in bringing out depth in a stereo card, which
is one reason many cards of the time were tinted by hand.
Inside text: The New Woman -
Wash Day (1903)
Some dreams never die...
The New Woman -
Keystone Stereo Card, 1903
photos Jim Gasperini