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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Follies Cooking: 1924

Follies Cooking: 1924

New York, December 1924. "Greenwich Village Follies Cooking Class." George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Grandmother

The girl on the left corner of the table looks like my grandmother. She was 31 in 1924.

Good picture

They are much better than most all of the beauty pics of the same era.

That's a fun picture. I'd

That's a fun picture. I'd like to meet some of those ladies. I like how each one is carrying out a different task.

Pigging out

If you eat moderately and do some excersizing you won't be so damm fat. We are a lazy bunch of people, at least some of us are.

how did America get so fat?

The answer is right in this photo. Look at that gallon sized can of Crisco.

Pretty Girls!

Even prettier than some of the same-circa beauty contestants.
And skinny ... how did America get so fat?

 
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