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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Meet the Mutzes: 1943

Meet the Mutzes: 1943

February 1943. "Moreno Valley, Colfax County, New Mexico. Dinnertime on George Mutz's ranch." Our fourth visit with various members of the Mutz family. Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Great photo.

I could mistake this one for a Norman Rockwell painting.

Pitcher

The pitcher on the table is depression glass: "Manhattan" by Anchor Hocking.

Re-Remembering Gingerbread

I am from the UK originally and I remember my Grandma fixing this. Yum!!!

Remembering gingerbread

In the olden days, Moms often whipped up freshly baked warm, home-made gingerbread for dessert. Sometimes it was topped with real whipped cream and chopped nuts. I reckon that is what the Mutz family is having tonight.

Mmmm - Cake for desert!

Please pass the ketchup.

Clockwise from left

George Herman Mutz Jr.; Robert George Mutz; Grandma (Tena Augusta Kaiser Mutz); Tina Jeanine Mutz; Helen Rose Mutz; Virginia Fern Mutz (hidden, and often misnamed "Mary" by Collier); George Mutz Sr.

[Regarding Mary, people are often known by something other than their given names. - Dave]

 
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