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Plastic Housing

Date: 1945-02-20 

Description: Interior of a modular home developed by the Plastics Division of the Consolidated Paper Company. The project was developed in anticipation of the need for...

Date: 1940 ca.

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


Woodburning Stove

Date: 1923-06 

Description: A wooden storage box for firewood stands behind a wood-burning stove in a farmhouse kitchen. A sink with a hand-powered water pump is on at right.

Date: 2004 

Description: Florence and Harold Wiedmeyer have been married for 65 years and lived here for 62 years. They raised 12 children.


"Jewel" Stove

Date: 1927-08 

Description: "Jewel" brand stove inside a farmhouse kitchen. The original caption reads, "Stove for patch work in making faked pictures."

Date: 1897 

Description: Interior of the kitchen at 12 North Broom Street, the residence of James and Mary Ellen Nevin, showing Mrs. Nevin and her sister cooking. James Nevin was...

Date: 1936 

Description: Kitchen at Pendarvis House. Near the window is a chair and a butter churn. In the center is a woodburning stove, with a firewood box behind it against the...


Colonial Fireplace

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a seven foot tall colonial fireplace in a home. The large fireplace is surrounded by kitchen tools, fireplace tools and a bed warmer. A sword hangs...

Date: 1923 

Description: Mrs. Waggoner opens a pressure cooker on a stove in a farmhouse, possibly as part of a home canning process.

Date: 1946-07-26 

Description: St. Charles steel kitchen window display at Norman Harper's dealership, 548 West Washington Avenue.

Date: 1923-07 

Description: Miss Marilla Zearling demonstrates a bread-making technique to members of the Baker's Dozen Bread Club.


Trash Disposal

Date: 1949-03-14 

Description: Mrs. Edith Trowbridge, 4202 Mandan Cresent, pulls a ring on a string which opens a trap door to a metal-lined slide to a basement trash box under her sink...

Date: 1937-09-13 

Description: A woman looks into Westinghouse refrigerator full of food. There is an official test panel with 2 meters on top of the refrigerator.


Canning Equipment

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A covered pot with a thermometer, can sealer, and stacks of metal cans stand on a table beside a stove in a kitchen near a window.

Date: 1969-04-11 

Description: Mrs. Lloyd Knox demonstrating the technique of making spoon bread.


Kitchen Work

Date: 1931-10-07 

Description: UW co-ed, Maybelle Goodyear of Sauk City, earns money to pay for school by preparing a meal in the kitchen of Dr. and Mrs. C.R. Mooney, at 306 Virginia Ter...


Woman Rolls Dough

Date:  date unknown

Description: Woman in a kitchen rolling dough on a countertop.


Carl Bowden

Date: 1948-05-27 

Description: Carl Bowden, chef at Maple Bluff Country Club, preparing steaks for a dinner for Big Nine officials.

Date: 1951-07-03 

Description: The kitchen in the new home of Charles and Fern Thompson, 3539 Topping Road, Shorewood Hills.

Date: 1976 

Description: A woman and her three-year-old daughter are getting glasses of milk from a container in a refrigerator. The mother is dressed in a pant suit, while her dau...

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