Kitchens & Baths
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Old Photos of Domestic Activities
A woman churning butter, 1897 Two girls washing clothes in wash tubs. The picture was taken in 1916 and the girls are 12 and 13 years old. The photo was taken in Nicholas County, Kentucky. A woman doing dishes with her daughter, 1942 This picture was taken in 1940, and shows one of the first advances towards mechanized clothes washing. The lady has a motorized clothes ringer. A woman ironing, 1908. Actually, this was an advertisement for GE electric iron A woman napping at her table at the…
1930 Crane Kitchen
Published in House & Garden magazine, this kitchen is one of my favorites. The sink is the "Corwith" style. I pulled out the colors at Antique Home & Style.
1928 Kitchen by Crane
Published in American Home as an ad for Crane plumbing fixtures. The kitchen ads are published about 20% as often as the bathroom ads, so finding them ... especially the good ones ... is a little more challenging.