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Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of a sewing circle of young girls and women wearing Norwegian costumes.

Date: 1936-05-31 

Description: Group portrait of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority members standing around banquet tables at senior breakfast, 22 Langdon Street.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A large group of veterans eating in the dining hall at the National Military Home, which opened in 1867. Men in white hats and uniforms serve a meal to th...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of a dining room table with place settings and a birthday cake.


Woman Ironing

Date: 1927-10 

Description: A woman sits in a wooden chair while using an electric iron on clothing. A laundry basket sits at her feet.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A seated Navajo woman weaves a blanket near two young children.


Home Canning

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a dress and bonnet uses a wire potato masher to remove a jar of peaches from a vat of boiling water. Several jars of canned goods stand on...

Date: 1927 

Description: A woman stirs a pot on a six-burner electric stove. Two Hotpoint automatic electric ovens stand beside the stove, and canisters and teapots stand on the st...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the Luther College dining hall interior. A large group of male students are seated in the hall which has arched windows and walls.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: The dining room for the headquarters detachment of the 310th U.S. Army Engineer Corps while it was deployed to Archangel (Arkhangelsk), Russia. A portrait...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ten men sit and stand around tables set with dishes and food in the dining room of the Vinette logging camp.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Bertha Gesell washing doll clothes in a wooden tub. Clothes are on a clothesline behind her. Her doll sit...


Hog Butchering

Date: 1921 

Description: Man butchering a hog, which has been hung on a meat hook.

Date: 1943 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with women painting vases for United Service Organizations (USO) use. Groups at the settlement house wor...

Date: 1926 

Description: The dining room at the Birchcliff Hotel, with tables set for a midday meal.

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Three girls serving cups of food and bread to children seated at their desks in a Cook County, District 137 classroom. The activity may have been part of t...

Date: 1940 ca.

Description: The bedroom in the restored Cornish miner's house, called Polperro, on Shake Rag Street. The house was temporarily covered with siding, but after restorati...

Date: 1933-12-08 

Description: A Kraft cheese display at the Kroger Store located at 3 Pinckney Street.

Date: 1928 

Description: Miss Neary smells the contents of an opened can, demonstrating the hazards of ingesting tainted food.

Date: 1999-01-22 

Description: "Fish Fries are very reasonable at the Back Street Cafe. Red Fish (similar to Perch) are only $4.95. A large glass of Slice is 45¢. Our waiter is Brock Cot...

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