Guided Primary Source Analysis: Grandma’s Toilet

Grandma's Toilet

The title of this print is “Grandma’s Toilet”. Zoom into this artwork and use details from the image to figure out what toilet meant in this time (1893) and context. After, look up different definitions of toilet.

What can you infer, or figure out, about the relationship between the young girl and the older woman? Use details from the image to support your inferences or ideas.

Using your learnings from the previous two activities to guide you, create a similar modern-day image with an accompanying title.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!