Monday, December 22, 2008

Woman cooking

This picture was taken in the early 1900's and shows a woman in he kitchen cooking. The stove looks to be a very early version of an electric stove. It has the shape and form of an old wood stove, but you can see that it is plugged into the wall. It looks as if it could even be a wood stove converted to electricity. It is amazing how much the kitchen has changed in the last 100 years.


  1. It says right on the front of the oven "GAS RANGE". The stove top handles are gas valve handles. Kitchens and cooks have truly changed.

  2. I wonder if the electrical cord is for a light above the gas range-top.

  3. Following on from Brother
    Dave's idea.
    I was thinking of the cable
    leading from left to right.

    Maybe the socket is behind
    the cooker, leading to an
    appliance off to the left
    of the picture.

  4. It looks like she is opening the microwave. :-)

  5. Didn't these old stoves sometimes have an electric warming pot in them - along the same idea as a crockpot? Seems like my grandmother had something like that. She also had one of those old wringer washing machines. I loved watching her use it.

  6. That's what my kitchen still looks like!!!

    It's so old, it's cute now.