A hundred years at lunch: how women washed, cleaned and cooked in the last century
We are constantly dealing with continuous progress, changes and additions in the field of technology — in particular, these are new and, of course, the best versions of mobile phones, tablets and other gadgets. However, we never think that those familiar household items, without which we can no longer imagine our home, have undergone a long and difficult evolution before coming to us in such an advanced form.
Let's look at the very first attempts of a person to facilitate his life and cleaning. The first vacuum cleaners, washing machines and toasters looked very different, some even intimidating.
One of the first vacuum cleaners, which required two people to work.
A prototype of a washing machine.
People ironed clothes long before there was electricity. The photo shows an iron that was filled with coal.
The toaster. It looks like the toast was toasted on one side.
This 1946 TV set was one of the first to enter mass production. The screen size can be compared only with a tablet, but not with a modern TV.
One of the first mixers, made in the 1930s.
A daguerreotype camera of the 1840s.
Kitchen stove of the XIX century.
The baby carriage was invented in the 1700s when the Duke of Devonshire asked the architect William Kent to build something so that children could be transported.
The first lawn mower at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 1918. The mower ran on gasoline, and was cooled by water.
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