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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Wood Residence Kitchen

Wood Residence Kitchen

One view of the kitchen at my grandparents' house, 4645 Hazelbrook Avenue in Long Beach (now Lakewood), California, ca. 1939. 8x10" B&W print, on the back of which is stamped:

E. A. WILLIAMS
PHOTOGRAPHER
ANGELUS 14750 - L. A.

I would have guessed the picture was taken in the mid-1940's to early 50's, but the photographer - my great-grandfather Everett A. Williams - was killed in a car accident in 1940. View full size.

This reminds me of MY kitchen!

I bought a 1916 brick Bungalow in Northern Virginia. I have the little rounded shelves and actually, rounded cabinet corners as well. I have toasters like that one and an old chrome waffle iron similar to the one in the pic.

My jewel that I picked up less than a year ago...a 1947 Nash Kelvinator! That thing is a beast!

Beautiful Kitchen

Very clean kitchen. I had a refrigerator similar to that but it had the round part on top of it and it was in excellent shape (about 10 years ago.)

 
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