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1949 Youngstown Kitchen

Advertising during the 1940s and 50s was often cute and followed a theme. This image is from a Youngstown ad that touted the wonderousness of their steel cabinets. Each ad has some kind of happy family image that has since come to embody our understanding of the period. The kitchens depicted were modern, clean, and affordable ... all good reasons to buy them. Finding steel cabinets now has become somewhat challenging, but they work up really well in retro kitchen renovations. Some people sand them down and have them refinished by auto painters.

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