Some Old Kitchens

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  1. Nancy Hart

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    Some photos

    1906 - A model kitchen. Both a hand water pump and faucets. Is that a water heater in the corner? :confused:

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    Margaret Ober, singer with the The Metropolitan Opera, in 1914 showing off a roast she's made in her kitchen.
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    1925 - My grandmother had a stove like this one.

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    1915 - Too many cooks in the kitchen?

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    We had the 1925 wall hung sink with drainboard. The sink had three taps, hot, cold and rainwater from a copper-lined cistern in the attic that had been disconnected by the time that I came along.

    My first kitchen had one of these state of the art stoves with hideaway burner covers, pots & pan storage, and a griddle that sat across two burners. It also had pilot lights that kept the oven warm enough to proof bread dough. I loved that old stove!!!

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    Nice pictures Nancy, although I think they were probably quite posh for the times. :D

    I have a few pictures of old kitchens somewhere ..I'll have to try and find them when I have time..some from the old slum tenements and some from prefabs, and more from palatial style homes from back in the day...
     
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    I dread to think what our kitchens looked like back then Nancy - not a pretty sight
    My foster Mother had 4 boys when I joined them so 7 of us and I was amazed at the 'large' stove
    she had, plus the huge pans :p
     
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    A colonial fireplace in Salem, Massachusetts as it was in 1750.
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    Modern kitchen in 1910- woman pouring batter
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    "During the depression, it was common to eat meat no more than once a week, if at all. Some of the kinds of meals you might expect were: bread and baked beans, breaded tomatoes, buttered noodles, cornbread in buttermilk, creamed eggs on toast, dropped dumplings in broth, fried cornmeal mush, fried egg sandwich, noodles and tomatoes.".
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    Looking at the utensils hanging on the wall, I can almost imagine that Teflon was a product reverse engineered from a crashed UFO!:eek::confused:o_O .....but it was discovered April 6, 1938.
     
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    My mother had one of these when I was a kid. I'm sure it was expensive. Could have been a gift, but she used it a few times to fry chicken, and finally gave up on it, because everything stuck to it, and it was very difficult to clean.

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    Yeah, my stepmother bought one and found out they were difficult also until my grandmother taught her how to season it like a cast iron skillet and bingo, no sticking and some great food!
     
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    At least the kitchen in the picture from 1925 was spacious, with plenty of windows and the ceiling high enough to keep it from being overly warm. And, I do note the radiant heater under the sink which helped keep things warm when the oven wasn’t being used.
    Great design! I wish ours was that nice!
     
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    Great pictures by all of you. Yes, times have changed!
     
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