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Russian Style: 1942

Russian Style: 1942

August 1942. "Hartford, Connecticut (vicinity). U.S. residents, formerly Europeans, or of European descent, settled on small farms in central Connecticut. Mrs. Boris Komorosky in her living room. Stove is for heat in winter, Russian style!" Photo by John Collier. View full size.


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It would hold up well today. And with Boris Komorosky being a former sea captain, it is not surprising everything looks ship-shape.

Clever title goes here

The K indicates this is a Kosher oven. Or, perhaps, the Komorosky's (ies?) Komoroskys had it monogrammed.

[Glenwood's range models spanned the alphabet. The Model K designation had nothing to do with kosherness. - Dave]

Clever rejoinder goes here, but, alas, I am bereft.

[The Model C would cook only fish on Fridays. The Model N was non-denominational. - Dave]

It's the Glenwood Model Q for Quantum - Is Mrs. Komorosky's cake baked or is it raw? No one can say without opening the oven. There may even be quantum entanglement with Mrs. Schrödinger's mincemeat pie! This is the ne plus ultra in oven technology!

Further affiant saith not.

Mr. Boris Komorosky

Hartford, Connecticut (vicinity). Boris Sergey Komorosky. He was a Russian sea captain, a graduate of the Czar's naval academy, an officer in the British Navy, a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy during the World War, first master of a Standard Oil Company tanker. He is now retired from the sea, and makes a living as a farmer. He is a Farm Security Administration client.

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