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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

WWII 1940's Kitchen

A 1940's style kitchen early in the morning. Much as you might have seen in the average household during WWII, and after into the 50's. Unfortunately you cannot see the bacon frying in the pan on the gas stove off to the side, but I can sure smell it. Eggs waiting in the basket for frying in the bacon grease, maybe some fried potatoes first, and the flip down toaster on the table looking for the home made bread for toasting. No timer on the toaster, of course, you just sort of get a feel for how long before opening the door, allowing the bread to slide down and when you put the door back up the bread has flipped for Browning on the other side. OK, enough about breakfast.

If you look at the previous photo below - A View From Western MD - this was a setup in the display window that is directly in back of the Red and Black vintage cars, but it is quite authentic. The flip down toaster was fun to operate and I did quite a lot while growing up. The meat grinder in the back left, there is one still in my family and I remember my one grandmother having one of those mixers, but she didn't use it much. She felt that if it wasn't hand whipped it wouldn't be any good; and that went for the kids and grand kids as well :-)

This photo was taken with a DSLR and an 18 - 70mm lens, right up against the window so that there would not be any reflections. It was cropped and converted to a B&W photo in photoshop elements and after resizing it for web viewing a bit of sharpening was added; and that was it.

I'm old enough to remember much of what is in this photo and still young enough to appreciate the simplistic lifestyle of that era; especially into the 50's.

Yeah, this is my world, from the 40's on, and you are welcome to it.