No. 15: Gender in the Mid-Century Kitchen
"Ways to please a lady": Advertisements for the Modern Kitchen by Leila A. McNeill
Technological Food and Women's Labor by Anna Reser
This month we look at gender dynamics in the midcentury kitchen. Leila explores the relationship between gender, kitchen appliance advertisements, and modernity. Anna writes about the technological and aesthetic virtue of horrible post-war food.
Image credit: St. Charles Kitchen, recipe for Kitchen Perfection, 1955. Curt Tiech postcards (Wikimedia Commons | Public Domain)