Monday, 14 March 2011

General Electric Handbook - late 1940s

This picture is from a General Electric Handbook.  I'm afraid I never approach a cooker with this eager anticipation.  I wonder just what she intends to do with that saucepan.

My sister found me lots of vintage cookery books and manuals while she was living in America.   This one was printed in the late 1940s.  The booklet is called  'How to Enjoy Speed Cooking'
The booklet lists all the models in the range.  They are called :
The Liberator
The Stratoliner
The Airliner
The Stewardess
The Leader

There's material right there for a thesis on Women in the Home and Early Post War American Culture.