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Home Dehydrating: 1942

Home Dehydrating: 1942

September 1942. Canfield, Ohio. "Mrs. Frank Rogers looking at a tray of blanched pencil pod beans on the dryer on top of a coal and wood range. The beans will dehydrate in the dryer." Also a tin tray of plums waiting to turn into prunes. Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.


Copper-Clad Range

Copper-Clad Range:
Stove & Pocket Mirror

Fa-dump bump

"Son, run across the street and see if Mrs. Rogers is dehydrating."

Sonny returns.

"Well, Dad, I don't think she's done yet, but she sure is mighty wrinkled."

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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