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Early 1900s Kitchens

This is a board of original or nearly original kitchens from the early 1900s. I've tried to exclude modern builds and remodels, but sometimes it's hard to tell. (See the remodeled kitchen board for modern builds.)

A kitchen with cabinets: A place for everything and no waste space from "Interiors Beautiful" by M.L. Keith, dated 1922.

A real tile floor is a luxury from "Interiors Beautiful" by M.L. Keith, dated 1922.

From Housewifery by L.R. Balderston, 1919. Various types of cooking tools.

Period Kitchen Photographs. From The Efficient Kitchen by G.B. Child, 1914. Lots of clear glass jars used for storing food. Also the vertical wall space is covered in utensils.

Period Kitchen Photographs - From A Second Course in Homemaking by M.H. Kittredge, 1915: A Canning Lesson. Lots of clear glass jars used for storing foods. Those definitely look like mason jars with screw-on lids. Pots are hung off the bottom-side of the shelf.

From Shorpy: Executive Pantry: 1909. I just love the brackets on this one. And look at that little cabinet on the far wall--I wonder if it was used to store spices.

  • Errin Edlin

    It looks like a call box for servants... or a key cabinet.

From The Craftsman Magazine, Sep 1906. Apparently vertical wall space was fair game for storing stuff.

From The Efficient Kitchen by G.B. Child, 1914. This picture is really interesting because it shows a wire mesh dish rack (hanging on the wall). I'd been wondering what they used as dish racks and this photograph provided at least one option. I think that mop-looking thing above the sink might be a dish scrubber.

  • Elle Ruckman

    This is almost exactly what I am picturing for our RV Kitchen

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Mrs. Beuchert." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. That's a pretty neat looking range.

The restored 1915 stove cooks just as well as a new one. It looks more original in this setting than today’s reproductions.

The butler’s pantry has a six-arm Anglo–Dutch brass chandelier; owner Judi Heise made the painted floorcloth to protect the wood floor. Cabinets are original except for some refurbished glass doors

Comfortable country bungalow (SOLD) on approximately 5 acres with outbuildings in excellent condition. Conveniently located for easy access to Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay. Home features original cabinets, woodwork and hardwood floors. Newer roof shingles and interesting siding that looks like brick but is shingle. I hope they didn't paint it.

Interior View of Sears Ashmore Kitchen Nook

Stained kitchen cabinets published in millwork catalog in1921 by the Morgan Woodwork Organization and called "Building with Assurance."

Stained kitchen cabinets published in millwork catalog in1921 by the Morgan Woodwork Organization and called "Building with Assurance."

Stained Kitchen Cabinets published in millwork catalog in1921 by the Morgan Woodwork Organization and called "Building with Assurance."

Kitchen at the Duncan-Irwin House (another grand Greene & Greene house in Pasadena, CA).

  • Vanessa Cochran

    Ha. This is great. i actually used to live there. Not the original kitchen by any means, but it's lovely.

A butler's pantry, from 1905 home, includes original wood and glass cabinetry.

An actual refrigerator (not ice box) with ice maker from a 1908 book by The Brunswick Refrigerating Company.

Kitchen cabinetry with sink, from Premier Standardized Woodwork catalog, circa 1920's.

Kitchen dresser and nook, from Premier Standardized Woodwork catalog, circa 1920's.

Kitchen dressers, from Premier Standardized Woodwork catalog, circa 1920's.

Stone counters! A suggested use for a slate sink, set on top of cabinets, from 1921 Structural Slate Co. catalog.

Kitchen from a 1921 Linoleum catalog

Kitchen color suggestion from 1906 Alabastine color guide.