Friday, May 10, 2013

Outdoor Cooking

Today's picture shows a family cooking in a pot in their front yard. The picture was taken in 1914 in North Carolina. I am wondering what they are cooking, but if I were to guess, I would guess they are making Hominy.


  1. A slice of 1914 family life in NC. Is that a well built into the front left corner of the house? I like the nicely shaped bush in the background.
    -Anne K.

  2. Ever notice in all these old photos there are no fat people! I guess food was pretty scarce unlike the gluttonous excesses of today.

  3. Carol, probably a combination of not enough food, and everything being a lot of trouble to do. Can you imagine washing clothes with no electricity? Even from this distance, the woman in the picture looks beaten down by life.


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