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Big as a Breadbox: 1940

Big as a Breadbox: 1940

May 1940. "Wife of member of the Arizona part-time farms, Chandler Unit, Maricopa County, at her kitchen stove." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

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Cabinet artwork

I'm admiring the painting high on the right, on the cabinet. Would be nice to see it straight on.

Steve Allen would be proud.

I can't see a bread box (or anything like a bread box) without immediately bursting into laughs. Makes for an awkward moment at Ikea, I tell you.

Dishtowel drying rack

One of those 20th Century kitchen items that used to be ubiquitous and still should be. Got ours at an estate sale and use it every day.

One clean kitchen

Either she's just moving into a house that has been cleaned for a new tenant, or she is one heck of a housekeeper. Just look under that stove, and even the stove itself.

[This is an apartment in a housing project built by the Resettlement Administration. - Dave]

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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