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Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of the Van Cortlandt house dining room featuring a table set with shining metal tableware, decorative plates on the wall, and open cabinets e...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman in "native" Hungarian costume, posing with a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a...

Date: 1955-03-21 

Description: Pat Farrell, with a broken right leg, polishes silver while confined to the house she shares with three other young women at 2253 Rugby Row.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Kitchen workers at the Hotel Astor. Men standing around long wooden tables and an open window at the far end of the room where waiters would pass along foo...

Date: 1893 ca.

Description: The kitchen in the Northern Hospital for the Insane. Institutional cooking equipment and various supplies are visible.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a man, smoking a pipe and washing a sink full of dirty dishes. He is wearing a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a black...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of Normandy women wearing the famed Normandy caps, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set c...

Date: 1947-11-04 

Description: Hankscrafts electric baby food dish, heated for serving.

Date: 1952-12-16 

Description: Nancy Rieter and Dianne Blanchard, students in the 8th grade home economics class at West Junior High School, mix cookie batter. The class baked several th...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Spanish couple from Corunna in "native" Corunnan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Na...

Date: 1946 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with a woman standing over a table, pinning a sewing pattern piece to cloth. An ironing board and bookca...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group of people sit at a table and pose near two packs of Pall Mall cigarettes balanced on empty bottles. Empty glasses, peanut shells, and corks fill t...

Date: 1942 ca.

Description: Robert Neal serving Cornish pasty at Pendarvis.

Painting

Farm Painting

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Painting of Paul Seifert farm showing rock formations in background and farm buildings nearby.

Date: 1914-02 

Description: A woman wearing a bonnet and apron kneeling in a field to milk a cow.

Photograph

Steger Farms

Date: 1983-08 

Description: "Combining on the Steger Farms."

Photograph

Kitchen Goods

Date: 1943 

Description: An assortment of kitchen pots, pans, and utensils spread out on a checkered tablecloth.

Date: 1935 

Description: Mrs. L.A. Hawkins skims cream from a bowl in a basement using an "old-fashioned" tin skimmer. Shelves of canned goods are in the background.

Photograph

Fish Boil

Date: 1963-08-30 

Description: Closely timed cooking and quick serving are the secret of a successful fish boil. A heavy iron bar is inserted in the basket of potatoes and onions to remo...

Photograph

Ella M. Pickford

Date: 1945-04-24 

Description: Portrait of Ella M. Pickford (Mrs. Henry W. Pickford), 201 South Mills Street. Mrs. Pickford, who is 88 years old, does her own housework and despite poor...

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