old photo a nineteen thirties kitchen design
Photo: courtesy of Library of Congress
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The 1930s Kitchen


The advent of electric appliances changed everything—and gave Depression-era homemakers hope. (Evenly cooked toast, anyone?)

Message to Mom: It's okay to add a little color and style to that fun place we call the kitchen.

Legacy: Brightly painted cabinets and accent pillows in the breakfast nook.
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