This picture shows a miner couple that has returned home after working together in the mines.
After the husband took his bath he was free to enjoy his evening meal.
On the other hand, his wife barely had time to wash up herself before preparing her husband’s food and drink.
After all of that she found herself busy doing all the household chores.
There was no such thing as sponges in those days, so women washed the dishes using a bamboo stick with its end splintered like a brush.
Women in the mine were always extremely busy.