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Culinary Arts: 1922

Culinary Arts: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Social Hygiene exhibit. House of Detention -- Women's Bureau. All dishes are sterilized in order to guard against infection." Nameplate on the equipment: FEARLESS DISHWASHER. National Photo. View full size.

 

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She has cut up

one of the mops at lower left.

What the?

What the heck is that lady dealing with at the table? I don't recognize that at all.

Yes, Fearless

I was ready to chime in with "Certainly that's a Peerless Dishwasher" but No, a quick Google shows the Fearless Dishwasher Co. was in Rochester N.Y.

Can anyone tell

What is the woman preparing? Looks like pencil shavings. Yum.

I'm not a cook

What is it that the seated lady is making?

I think that actually

This is the test kitchen for school cafeterias everywhere. At least the ones from my childhood. Salisbury steak, anyone? Skinned-over banana pudding?

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