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Old 11-21-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Some of these kitchens, especially 40s and 50s, remind me of my grandmother's kitchen. She kept her washing machine (with ringer) on the screened back porch and rolled it into the kitchen when it was time to wash the clothes. And I remember stainless steel counters and the jungle look of the 70s. In our first married apartment I had 30-40 house plants! Ridiculous.

How the Kitchen Has Changed Over 100 Years - Vintage Kitchens
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I actually like some of those.

What a great site. Thanks for posting, nk.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:50 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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They missed the Tuscan kitchen with the dark cabinets and tumbled marble backsplashes -- they were a thing quite awhile before white came in.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:51 AM
 
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Note how the kitchens of the 20s, 30s, and 40s, advertised in a magazine and expressing "expensive upper-middle-class taste", would be derided and scorned by today's 20-somethings as "too small", "dowdy" and "cramped", yet they seemed to work OK for people like Joan Fontaine (who, for those of you who don't remember a time before cell phones, was an actress of considerable fame and fortune, though not in the very tippy-top star rank).
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Interesting. And NOT a slideshow!
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Old 11-22-2016, 06:45 AM
 
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Note how the kitchens of the 20s, 30s, and 40s, advertised in a magazine and expressing "expensive upper-middle-class taste", would be derided and scorned by today's 20-somethings as "too small", "dowdy" and "cramped", yet they seemed to work OK for people like Joan Fontaine (who, for those of you who don't remember a time before cell phones, was an actress of considerable fame and fortune, though not in the very tippy-top star rank).
Wonder what her sister, Olivia's, kitchen looked like. I'd love to have a combination that included
the 1923 built-ins, with the Art Deco arch around the stove, the stainless trimmed rounded shelves
at the end of the counter (would be great for my cookbooks) and that hidden helper from 1953 that
had the steps. Although they mentioned those as "unsanitary" - it sure would be helpful for me (being
5'5") to reach those top shelves. Add a pantry and one of those 50's refurbished rocket stoves
(which are very expensive), I'd have my dream kitchen.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:28 AM
 
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That was great to look at! Thanks.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I enjoyed that! Thanks!

I actually remember metal cabinets. Those we had dated from wartime.
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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The Frank Gehry referenced in photo #34 is a renowned designer and architect. (I'm a huge fan.) He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today.
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