The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste | Atlas Obscura

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

Night soil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Night soil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The History of the Bathroom Part 1: Before the Flush

The History of the Bathroom Part 1: Before the Flush

Night-Soil Men, the Human Waste Collectors of Georgian London. The waste was used as fertilizer and to make gunpowder.

A "night soil" collection wagon, Baltimore circa 1900. (Photo: Public Domain)

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

A "night soil" collection wagon, Baltimore circa (Photo: Public Domain)

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste | Atlas Obscura

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

Manhattan docks, c. 1890. Waste was often dumped into the Hudson or East Rivers.

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

The Old Slip piers along the East River, just below the end of Wall Street, used to be known as the Banana Docks for its frequent fruit shipments from around the world, including ships containing hundreds of bushels of bananas.

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste | Atlas Obscura

The 19th-Century Night Soil Men Who Carted Away America’s Waste

Earth Day : What we can do to help make a difference. Photo: New York City, Park Avenue tenement circa 1900

Servants' quarters - The Regency Town House, Brighton & Hove. Sheds in the courtyard were used to house chickens, and provide shelter for the servants’ privy - a non-flushing toilet whose contents were collected regularly by the ‘night soil men’ to be sold as manure. Unlike the upstairs residents, servants did not benefit from the newly invented water closet! Also in the courtyard was a water butt and, frequently, a fish larder.

“In the courtyard was the servants’ privy, a non-flushing toilet, contents collected by ‘night soil men’ for manure.

Why were some men dangled by a rope into a hole filled with poop, which they then collected in a bucket before being hauled back up? Did they not finish their English assignment or something?

Water for London, via Nicola Cornick at Word Wenches

Rhubarb Forcers, “Night Soil” & Big Pot Classes | Pith + Vigor

Rhubarb Forcers, "Night Soil" & Big Pot Classes

Terracotta rhubarb forcers: helps rhubarb grow early in the season and forces stems to grow upright, rather than sprawling.

Night Soil

Night Soil (Fallen Empires) - Gatherer - Magic: The Gathering

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A Brief History of the Toilet

The public toilets of London are emptied by workers known as night soil men. This year, the Gentleman's Magazine relates how two night soil men are killed by the violently foul gases emanating from a London privy vault.

NIGHT SOIL #2 - Frankfurt : Clemence Seilles

NIGHT SOIL #2 - Frankfurt : Clemence Seilles

Making Modern-Day Night Soil - The Permaculture Research Institute

Making Modern-Day Night Soil - The Permaculture Research Institute

Night Soil - Extended - MTG Alter - Revelen's Light Altered Art Magic Card #WizardsoftheCoast

Night Soil - Extended - MTG Alter - Revelen's Light Altered Art Magic Card

Night Soil - Extended - MTG Alter - Revelen's Light Altered Art Magic Card #WizardsoftheCoast

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