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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:

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.)

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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