History's Hearth No.2

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I've wanted to continue this series for a while, but never got around it to. So here's a second part to History's Hearth!

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This photograph is titled "Jewel Mazique, worker at the Library of Congress, getting a late snack." Dated Winter 1942. I wish I looked that glamorous while cooking!

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I love the stove in this photograph. Check out the detail on that metalwork. Amazing craftsmanship. I was really intrigued by the calendar on the left wall as well. This one is titled "Mrs. Beuchert." and is dated 1917.

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Love the round style of this kitchen. Isn't that huge window great?! And I so wish I had that much counter space...This image was published in Better Homes and Gardens in 1937 as an ad for Sealex Linoleum.

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Another amazing wood stove. I really can't get enough of those things. This is a photograph dated 1896. Really interesting placement of the stove, too.

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And lastly, a kitchen from 1953. My favourite aspect is that brick wall with the oven! Aside from maybe the cabinets and the wood wall, I could definitely see this as a modern kitchen. The cooktops and blue fridge especially.

Anje graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies. She currently lives and works in Japan's least populous prefecture as an assistant English teacher.


  1. Love this post - thought you might enjoy visiting this website - Bryant Stove is about 15 miles from where I live and it's where our wood stove was purchased: http://www.bryantstove.com/ Here's a blogpost of mine showing my stove which is toasting right now: http://patternpatisserie.blogspot.com/2013/01/peach-lavender-jam-roly-poly-queen-of.html

    1. Ooooh, I am so jealous! Bookmarking that website for the future, haha!