Postcards in Raphael Tuck's 'Oilette' series


Life and Character


A Highland Washing

Raphael Tuck  -  "Oilette  -  Scottish Life and Character Series"

Raphael Tuck Postcard  -   'Oilette', Scottish Life and Character series  -  A Highland Washing

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Carol Stubbs

A Highland Washing

"The picturesque method of performing the household wash is a familiar sight in Scotland in the spring and early summer.

At that period, when the 'hoose' is receiving its annual thorough cleansing, the heavier fabrics, such as blankets, are washed in this manner and much fatigue thereby avoided."



Postcards of Scotland

Scottish Cartoons

Scottish Highland Dress

Scottish Life and Character

Scottish Mountains

Scottish Washing

Scottish Wells and Fountains