Here’s a look at two real home kitchens and four model kitchens, all photographed in 1950.

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The kitchen in the Yerkes home in Georgetown, Washington, DC — features a double width sink, glass-fronted wall cabinetry, an extendable island area, and even a matching set of canisters on the countertop:

There’s lots of storage in this light-colored kitchen from the Kitchen Equipment Co. in the Fox home in Round Hill, Virginia:

Lots of counter space and a wealth of cabinetry in this light and bright alley kitchen by the Kitchen Equipment Co. in the Fox home in Round Hill, Virginia:

A more old-fashioned kitchen layout is seen in this model kitchen by the Potomac Electric Power Co:

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Here’s a kitchen with oven and stove in a model home from the Electric League of Washington:

The Electric Institute of Washington built this one-sided alley kitchen with adjoining seating area for a Life model home in Greenwich, Connecticut:

All photos by Theodor Horydczak, via the LOC

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