Chamber pots

Photograph of two chamber pots — pots with handles that were used as urinals. Chamber pots were kept under the bed and used at night before the advent of indoor bathrooms. If one was wealthy enough to have servants or enslaved people, it was usually the servants job to empty and clean out the pot.

To learn more about chamber pots go to: http://web.sonoma.edu/asc/sfarchaeology/artifacts/sanitation.htm

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Ceridwen. [A white chamber pot with a decorated chamber pot]. 2005. Digital Image. Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Pot_de_chambre_4.jpg (Accessed January 4, 2019).

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