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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Bathrooms in History

Outhouses have been a mark in history since the colonial times. In these times it was common for many people to be illiterate, the crescent moon cut out (or in some cases a star cut out) would indicate men or women outhouses. This particular outhouse has a crescent moon indicating a women's facility.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Fulton, Illinois, United States of America
Copyright: © Chelese Short