Laundromats are among the most democratic of American experiences. Everyone waits his or her turn for washers and driers. Over the years, I photographed many people dropping quarters in this establishment. Like most of Uptown in the mid-1970s, this place had seen better days. Note the conflicting signs. it was a self-service laundromat where you could drop your clothes off with an attendant. I seriously doubt whether many people dropped their clothes off here. I did, however, see several people take their clothes off to wash them.