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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Mix Well: 1935

Mix Well: 1935

1935. "Cooking Class. Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland." View full size. 5x7 safety negative, National Photo Company Collection. The classroom is described as being at Chevy Chase High in another photo.

 

Bauer Bowls

Those really do look like Bauer bowls. I have a stack of them (my great- grandmother's) they can be very "collectible" but they are also just great bowls!

They are making them again of course.

Not the same room

The two rooms look very similar, but they are different. Look at the door to the far right of the MBHS picture. The frame around it is indented. It isn't in the CCHS picture. Also you can see the corner of the room right next to the door in the CCHS picture. There is a vent inbetween the corner of the room and the door in the MBHS picture.

[Look carefully and you'll see it is the same room, as we can tell below from superimposing the photos. We don't see the vent in one picture because the photo is cut off before you get to it. The far-right doorway or window is "indented" in each photo. - Dave]

Nice Bowls

Are those mixing bowls by Bauer?

Oldie But Goodie

I checked: Ocean Spray was established in 1930...I never realized it was so old. A long ago Thanksgiving is lurking behind this shot.

Ocean Spray? Seriously?

Is that ocean spray cranberry sauce next to the baking powder?

Storage

I'm drooling over the huge glass-door cabinet. The smocks would look better and be less dangerous without the goofy bows.

Still Around

Ooh, aren't the smocks great? I have exactly the same flour sifter as this one, and I notice the Calumet baking powder on the counter, which is still around, isn't it? At least egg beaters have substantially improved!

Cooking Clothes

This group appears younger than the ones in the photo attributed to Chevy Chase High. Wonder if the CC group was composed of instructors or Senior students in light of their wearing more professional clothing. Clearly this younger group has been through the sewing class, their assignment being to make cooking smocks -- I remember all too well!

 
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