Remembering ‘Home Wet Wash Laundry’

You could get your laundry done via "wet wash" for 50 cents in May 1911, but it would cost you 65 cents to have it dried, according to this ad that ran in the Nashua Telegraph that year.
Someone at Home Wet Wash Laundry got creative in their Nashua Telegraph ads, as evidenced by this little ditty that appeared in a January 1921 edition.
Courtesy photo Eugene and Marie Louise Dube, grandparents of Ron Dube, a former Telegraph correspondent and author, appear in a formal portrait in the early 1900s. They ran the Home Wet Wash Laundry on Elm Street for a number of years.
Courtesy photo Eugene Dube, the grandfather of former Telegraph correspondent and author Ron Dube, totes a basket of laundry in this vintage photo in the early 1900s. Dube owned the Home Wet Wash Laundry at the time; it was at 50 Elm St. The carriage driver is unknown.

I must have driven up and down that segment of Elm Street a couple dozen times over the past few weeks – until it finally dawned on me that the definition of “insanity” is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

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