In the old days people who lived in the countryside had their toilet outside in the garden.
Some of these toilets even had several ‘places’….. and they were used by several families.
For cleaning afterwards, they used old newspaper and other recycled papers. In the Quiltmania, nr 79 was an article about these toilets and especially about the ‘privy bags’ where those papers were kept.
Between 1820 and about 1920 those bags were used in the region of Lancaster County.
Some of those bags are beautiful small quilts. I really love them more than our modern toiletpaper holders!
I really love this picture, do you imagine sitting there with your neighbours?
IN my garden is also a toilet , we made it into a hen-house.