Privy: Within this privy or outhouse, there are 3 holes or "toilets"
that served as the bathroom for everyone in the household, which included up
to 30 people. According to Fox family lore, black widow spiders commonly lurked
about in the privy, and adults would often shoo them away with a corncob before
children could use the bathroom. What do you think people would have done if
they had to go to the bathroom at night or when it was raining? What might people
possibly use for a "toilet" in their home?
Photo courtesy of Lexington County MuseumReturn to Overview of Yard