Woman washing vegetables in a pond near a night soil pit in China [Transparent]
Image of an adult bent over and looking over their shoulder while standing at the edge of a body of water with baskets hanging off of a pole. A night soil pot is visible in the bottom left of the frame.
Title based on content of the image.
Night soil is a euphemism for human feces collected at night from cesspools, privies, etc. and sometimes used as a fertilizer.
Caption on slide frame: 549 Water Pollution. Night soil pit at edge of water and woman washing vegetables in pond.
Breithaupt Hewetson Clark Collection
[between 1910 and 1930]
1 lantern slide : hand col. ; 10 x 8 cm
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Breithaupt Hewetson Clark Collection. Woman washing vegetables in a pond near a night soil pit in China [Transparent]. BHC_Lantern_040_tr.