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Kitchens Collection (#2)

Background imageKitchens Collection: Children by a kitchen hearth

Children by a kitchen hearth
Two children and a dog pictured gazing at the burning embers of a fire in a kitchen inglenook. Other kitchen furniture and equipment include an armchair, bellows and a basket of vegetables

Background imageKitchens Collection: Electrolux Baby fridge advertisement

Electrolux Baby fridge advertisement
Advertisement for the Electrolux Baby refrigerator, as demonstrated by a rather glamorous flapper girl. She looks as if she has just come in from a night on the town and fancies a snack

Background imageKitchens Collection: AFS women working in mobile kitchen, WW2

AFS women working in mobile kitchen, WW2
AFS women working in a mobile kitchen at night, serving tea and biscuits to thirsty firefighters. Date: 1940s

Background imageKitchens Collection: Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1

Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1
Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imageKitchens Collection: GLC-LFB Canteen Van

GLC-LFB Canteen Van
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageKitchens Collection: GLC-LFB - Canteen van at Lambeth HQ

GLC-LFB - Canteen van at Lambeth HQ
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned, showing each type of fire engine either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageKitchens Collection: The Christmas Robbers by William Heath Robinson

The Christmas Robbers by William Heath Robinson
A cheery looking cook enjoys forty winks by the kitchen fire, blissfully unaware that an army of mischievous pixies and elves are busy plundering all the Christmas food she has been baking. Date: 1924

Background imageKitchens Collection: Formica kitchens advertisement

Formica kitchens advertisement
Advertisement for Formica kitchen surfaces and units featuring an illustrated cartoon-like housewife and her little girl amid a pristine and colourful kitchen. 1950s

Background imageKitchens Collection: Advertisement for Paul kitchen units, 1960

Advertisement for Paul kitchen units, 1960
Advertisement for kitchen units by W. H. Paul featuring two women discussing the benefits while looking at the sink unit from the high quality Argyll range. Date: 1960

Background imageKitchens Collection: Four cooks inside their work premises, USA

Four cooks inside their work premises, USA
Four cooks inside their work premises, North America. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageKitchens Collection: Well-Stocked Pantry

Well-Stocked Pantry
A well-stocked pantry, full of cake tins, biscuits, tea, sugar, custard, semolina, breakfast cereals and lemon pie filling, etc. Date: 1960s

Background imageKitchens Collection: Philadelphia Soup Kit

Philadelphia Soup Kit
The clientele of a soup house in Philadelphis, PA : some come out, warmed with soup, while others queue for theirs. Date: 1875

Background imageKitchens Collection: Rudimentary Kitchen C20

Rudimentary Kitchen C20
Two broken chairs provide the only comfort in this rudimentary kitchen : the stove would be a collectors item today... Date: early 20th century

Background imageKitchens Collection: Cartoon, Split Pea Soup, Valley Inn, California, USA

Cartoon, Split Pea Soup, Valley Inn, California, USA
Cartoon, Little Known Occupations, Splitting Peas for Split Pea Soup, advertising Andersens Valley Inn, Buellton, Santa Barbara County, California, USA. Date: circa 1940

Background imageKitchens Collection: National Restaurant, New Bridge Street, London EC4, WW1

National Restaurant, New Bridge Street, London EC4, WW1
National Restaurant, New Bridge Street, London EC4, July 1918 -- part of the National Kitchens government-sponsored scheme set up during the First World War food shortage to provide cooked meals for

Background imageKitchens Collection: Pete by Hall Caine

Pete by Hall Caine
Promotional postcard for Pete by Hall Caine from his novel, The Manxman of 1894. First produced at the Lyceum Theatre, 29th August 1908

Background imageKitchens Collection: Kitchen, Grand Hotel, 41 Rue St Jacques, Bruges, Belgium

Kitchen, Grand Hotel, 41 Rue St Jacques, Bruges, Belgium
Kitchen of the Grand Hotel, 41 Rue St Jacques, Bruges, Belgium. Date: circa 1910

Background imageKitchens Collection: The Cunard Liner RMS Mauretania - Kitchen Corner

The Cunard Liner RMS Mauretania - Kitchen Corner
The Cunard Liner RMS Mauretania - A corner of one of the Kitchens. Date: 1922

Background imageKitchens Collection: Communal Kitchens, WWI by Will Owen

Communal Kitchens, WWI by Will Owen
Cartoon by Will Owen, a humorous comment on the rise of the communal kitchen, introduced during the First World War as a way of providing war workers and the poor with nourishing meals

Background imageKitchens Collection: Kitchen at Erddig Hall

Kitchen at Erddig Hall
Restored kitchen of Erddig Hall, near Wrexham in Denbighshire, a country house built in the 17th century. Restored by the National Trust. Date: 1978

Background imageKitchens Collection: Typical menu at a communal kitchen, WW1

Typical menu at a communal kitchen, WW1
A blackboard showing a typical menu at a communal kitchen in 1918. Communal and National Kitchens were established to help combat food shortages during the First World War by catering in bulk

Background imageKitchens Collection: Paris, France - La Tour Eiffel, Kitchens

Paris, France - La Tour Eiffel, Kitchens. Date: 1889

Background imageKitchens Collection: The first National Kitchen, WW1

The first National Kitchen, WW1
The first National Kitchen in Britain, opened on 21 May 1917 by Queen Mary. The National Kitchens were opened during the First World War to provide one solution to food shortages

Background imageKitchens Collection: First mobile kitchen donation, WW2

First mobile kitchen donation, WW2
The Home Secretary, Herbert Morrison, receiving the keys to the first mobile kitchen from Lord Bennett (Richard Bedford Bennett)

Background imageKitchens Collection: AFS firefighters being served from mobile kitchen, WW2

AFS firefighters being served from mobile kitchen, WW2
AFS firefighters being served hot meals from a mobile kitchen presented by the Junior Red Cross of Saskatchewan, Canada. Date: 1940s

Background imageKitchens Collection: Interior of a mobile kitchen, WW2

Interior of a mobile kitchen, WW2
Interior of a mobile kitchen, looking towards the rear, 25 August 1941. Date: 1941

Background imageKitchens Collection: NFS mobile kitchen in operation, WW2

NFS mobile kitchen in operation, WW2
An NFS (London Region No 5) mobile kitchen in operation, handing out meals to women in uniform. The vehicle was donated by the Canadian Red Cross. Date: 1940s

Background imageKitchens Collection: National Kitchens, tram kitchen in Halifax, WW1

National Kitchens, tram kitchen in Halifax, WW1
A clever development of the National Kitchens, devised during the First World War to provide cheap, nutritious and economically produced meals for war workers and poorer classes

Background imageKitchens Collection: Refreshment vehicle at Lambeth HQ

Refreshment vehicle at Lambeth HQ
Refreshment vehicle at the new Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, Lambeth, probably during the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for the opening of the building. Date: 1937

Background imageKitchens Collection: National / Communal Kitchens, WW1

National / Communal Kitchens, WW1
A cartoon showing the public feeling towards the communal kitchens that were to be set up during WW1. Its aim was to provide meals to the lower classes for a very small price

Background imageKitchens Collection: The Kaisers Motor Kitchen, WW1

The Kaisers Motor Kitchen, WW1
To Cook Williams rations - May We Cook His Goose! The elaborate motor field kitchen and mess tent following Kaiser Wilhelm II around at the Front to ensure the Emperor could eat in comfort. Date: 1914

Background imageKitchens Collection: Kitchens of Baden Powell House, London

Kitchens of Baden Powell House, London
View of the modern kitchens at Baden Powell House, Queens Gate, South Kensington, London. The building was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1961. Date: 10 July 1961

Background imageKitchens Collection: Lady Muriel Paget, WW1

Lady Muriel Paget, WW1
Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imageKitchens Collection: Lady Muriel Paget

Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imageKitchens Collection: Cooking food for army in the field WWI

Cooking food for army in the field WWI
Various types of ovens and kitchens, from brick and clay ovens, parallel kitchen, broad arrow kitchen, aldershot ovens and internally heated oven burrowed into the side of a bank. Date: 1915

Background imageKitchens Collection: Red Cross motor soup kitchen donated by Burberry s

Red Cross motor soup kitchen donated by Burberry s
A motor soup kitchen presented to the Red Cross Society by Messrs. Burberrys of Haymarket in 1915. The vehicle was of a very compact and serviceable design

Background imageKitchens Collection: Advert for Kooksjoie range cooker 1918

Advert for Kooksjoie range cooker 1918
Kooksjoie range cooker, from the London Warming and Ventilating Co. Ltd, a behemoth of a thing, whose manufacturers promise it consumes just half a ton of coal per month

Background imageKitchens Collection: The Womens Legion & Army Waste, WW1

The Womens Legion & Army Waste, WW1
Women inspecting copper vats filled with boiling soup, involved in a scheme originated by Lady Londonderry to lessen waste in camp kitchens

Background imageKitchens Collection: A Subalterns Stunts in Italy by H. L. Oakley

A Subalterns Stunts in Italy by H. L. Oakley
A few scenes characteristic of when British troops arrived at their billets in an Italian village, as witnessed by the famous silhouette artist, Captain H. L. Oakley

Background imageKitchens Collection: The Kitchen / Smokehouse, Fontevrault Abbey, Chinon, France

The Kitchen / Smokehouse, Fontevrault Abbey, Chinon, France
The Kitchens / Salmon Smokehouse, Fontevrault Abbey, Near Chinon, Anjou, Loire Valley, France - pictured before restoration (before the chimneys were added back on)

Background imageKitchens Collection: Royal couple given refreshments at Lambeth HQ

Royal couple given refreshments at Lambeth HQ
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth being given refreshments at a catering lorry during the opening of the new Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, Lambeth

Background imageKitchens Collection: LCC-LFB Canteen van at Colonial Wharf fire

LCC-LFB Canteen van at Colonial Wharf fire
Hungry and thirsty firefighters gathering for refreshments at the Brigades canteen van following a major fire at Colonial Wharf

Background imageKitchens Collection: Salvation Army Canteen Van

Salvation Army Canteen Van
The London Fire Brigade had dispensed with its own canteen vans, due to financial cutbacks, and relied on the services of the Salvation Army to provided refreshments to fire crews at major fires

Background imageKitchens Collection: GLC-LFB Fire investigation evidence photograph

GLC-LFB Fire investigation evidence photograph
A photograph taken to record the seat of a fire within a SW London kitchen. The pattern of burning and scorching on the wall points to the burnt debris on the kitchen table, adjacent to the gas cooker

Background imageKitchens Collection: LCC-LFB - Safety in the home, fire prevention campaign

LCC-LFB - Safety in the home, fire prevention campaign
A photograph from the Brigades fire prevention campaign. The hazards of drying cloths and teatowels over a lit gas cooker are highlighted, showing how this could lead to fires

Background imageKitchens Collection: AFS Mobile kitchen in use after major exercise

AFS Mobile kitchen in use after major exercise
AFS staff collecting refreshments from a mobile kitchen after taking part in a major exercise conducted at the Fire Services Technical College, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

Background imageKitchens Collection: LCC-LFB Canteen Van (CaV) at Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB Canteen Van (CaV) at Lambeth HQ
The Brigades canteen van, stationed at Lambeth fire station (D61). The Brigade only had the one CaV which was sent to all major fires or other protracted incidents



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