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Chop Shop: 1917

Chop Shop: 1917

New York circa 1917. "Gladys Kierstead -- Pratt Institute cooking class." Immediately followed by finger inventory. Bain News Service. View full size.

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Gladys Kierstead

Found this one really interesting. Gladys was born Oct 10, 1893 to Jared and Amy (Hayes) Kierstead in Essex NJ. In Nov 1919 she applies for a passport, granted in December to travel to Chili to be married. Her application notes her profession as "Cooking Teacher". She departs New York, New Years Eve 1919 aboard the Santa Ana.

[This was apparently the trip during which she learned how to make salsa. - tterrace]

One Tourniquet Coming Up!

Looks like a nurse standing by for when that fellow cleaves his hand off.

Not Too Appetizing

Hygiene?? I don't think so :)


REAL bacon!

Now remember my dear,

in just a few years you too can be a famous Movie Star.

Cook it well or else.

I cannot imagine eating anything prepared in such a filthy environment. Everything looks grime covered. No wonder diarrhea and other food born diseases were such a major killer back then.

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