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A woman showed off two pies she was making at a Hoosier cabinet, which included a flour sifter and carousel spice rack. This picture was possibly taken at the annual Portland Press Herald - Evening Express cooking school.
Hoosiers were popular stand-alone cabinets from the first half of the twentieth century, when kitchens typically didn't have built-in's. This was probably the "Beauty" model first introduced in the 1920's. To her right was a General Electric "flat top" refrigerator. In 1936, GE replaced their "monitor top" refrigerators - with the compressor sitting on top like a beehive - with "flat tops" with the compressor stored in a compartment underneath.
About This Item
- Title: Woman with pies, Portland, ca. 1936
- Creation Date: circa 1936
- Subject Date: circa 1936
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 12.7 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 949, 2005.061.962.1
- Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Cooking utensils
- Food preparation
- Young adults
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