fun to keep your own little house these days, if you have such an inviting
little kitchen as that set up in the "Parade of Progress."
Stainless steel --
clean and bright and decorative. Stove, sink and table -- all modern --
spotless and sparkling. Built-in cupboards and closets -- one for the
Delco vacuum cleaner and Delco electric iron and ironing board -- all
lessening the housekeeper's toil. Concealed forced ventilation. A
Frigidaire, of course, within easy reach. Walls of French gray, brown and
soft yellow. Brown linoleum, inlaid with yellow, on the floor.
Poor Mother, as
you'll see in space adjoining, had nothing like that at the turn of the
century. She, dear soul, had to put up with a coal stove, an old ice box,
a cast iron sink, and an oil lamp. Housework then was a chore indeed.
Research and science had not yet been put to work in industry. They needed
the resources of large public minded institutions. So modern industry
takes its place in the march of progress among the great benefactors of