The picture looks like it was taken in a tenement kitchen in New York, c.1910, where Mrs Hyde Kittredge's lessons in tenement housekeeping were held and from which the lessons in "Housekeeping Notes" have been derived.
The Star Public House 9Wootton, England0 about 1900 with William Gilbert and family standing outside. According to a note in the register of alehouse licences the Star beerhouse was first licensed in 1847. The deeds to the property go back to 1802 when the house divided into three tenements.
The kitchen served multiple roles in New York tenements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here, members of an immigrant family shell nuts at their kitchen table to earn money. Read more: http://forward.com/articles/127914/dishing-up-history/#ixzz2LDcLSI74
O'Connell building, a three story tenement building, c1895, with ground level storefronts at 399 Market St at the corner of Surrey St and opposite Henshaw St. The O'Connell building was built on land that formed part of the eleven acre grounds of the Brighton Stockyards that stretched behind Brighton's largest hotel, the famous Cattle Fair. 399 Market St was built by James O'Connell, who established a plumbing business in one of its storefronts. (Massachuseetts)