My first postcard contrasts the old-fashioned Colonial era kitchen to the new style available in the early twentieth century. It's statement that "Woman today can be good cooks without spending as much time and energy in the kitchen as their grandmothers did" is still true a century later.
The next postcard shows the early twentieth century "modern" style kitchen with up-to-date conveniences and "a place for everything"
A free-standing kitchen cabinet was the latest in conveniences in 1911, but was hopelessly outdated by the 1950s.The next postcard is from 1954. By then, cabinets were built in. Iceboxes had been replaced by electric refrigerators, and wood-burning stoves had been replaced by gas and electric ranges. That's a lot of change in only about 40 years. The 1950s kitchen still looks fairly modern to me, but many people now would consider it very old-fashioned.
Today's new kitchens are different in style, but in many ways seem less "modern" than the 1960s kitchen shown in the video below. I wonder if and when computerized and interactive appliances will really become popular. I certainly don't want my refrigerator to order my groceries!
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