Wash Day Blues [or Chartreuse]

It's 1951, and ukuleles, aprons and a rather bilious yellow-green color were all the rage. Those fads have passed, thankfully. But the interest in simplifying wash-day and conserving water—as this ahead-of-its-time front-loading Laundromat promised—endure [next Monday is World Water Day]. Perhaps the little tunesmith depicted above was singing a song for a better future.

Or perhaps not. KBCULTURE readers, you are invited to compose not just your thoughts on this matter, but a stanza or two of laundry-lyrics.