19th Century Kitchen, Pioneer Village, Minden, Nebraska

This shows the typical accommodations and features of a pioneer kitchen at the turn of the 20th Century. More urban or wealthy families would have more and greater numbers of appliances or devices, often including gas and electrical ones. This image includes the basic wood burning stove and cooker, which was almost always in the same room where the food was eaten.

Made by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y.

The description states:


With a cook stove that has oven doors on each side, a single barrel 8 gauge shotgun, tin icebox with Lazy Susan shelves, portable organ, oak cradle, drop-leaf pad table. Kerosene lamp with chimney, a kerosene stove, dry sink with pail and dipper. All showing the continued progress of man from 1830.

–This card likely dates from the 1960s.

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