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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Kitchen Sink Baby: c. 1953

Kitchen Sink Baby: c. 1953

This is my older sister in our first Home in Harvey, IL. I think the year would be around 1953. View full size.

Illinois baby in peril

And, hence, the phrase, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!"

High-end

One could buy an entire steel kitchen.

I'm sure

that your sister thanks you for posting that photo. too.

Persistent sink

My lord. I had that sink in a tiny place I lived in 1986-1997. Don't remember the kid, though.

 
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