1936. Washing Machines: The Discontent of the Early Years. It’s the last panel that really nails the pathos home: the kid cracks her piggy bank open to help Mommy get the family clothes white. You would too, if Mommy appeared ready to open a vein over dingy blouses. Don't cry, Mommy! President Rooosie-belt says whiter-whites are just around the corner!