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My mother had to do something with all the fruit and berries from my father's garden, so if it wasn't made into jams and jellies, or canned, or frozen, it went into cakes and pies. We had a lot of pies. Lord knows what that stuff is for this one; if I didn't know better, I'd say it looks like Chicken McNuggets. As usual, the equipment spans the decades from the 30s to the 60s. The board, stamped "Howard" on the end, is among the oldest, along with the sifter (behind the flour sack), measuring cup and glass pie plate. The stainless steel bowl, part of a nest of three, came along in the late 50s. The teardrop-shaped enameled wood salt and pepper shakers (left of flour sack) are just there because this is our kitchen table. Newest item is probably the plastic mixing spoon. Interesting that she kept her diamond engagement ring on for this operation. My mother is 55 here; I was 16 when I shot this Tri-X negative; now I'm about to turn 65 and I still haven't made a pie from scratch. View full pies.