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Black and white photograph of the cook or cookee working at the counter mixing ingredients in a large, galvanized tin tub, ca. 1880-1920. The unidentified man appears to be working on top of a wooden rolling board with a rolling pin situated at the right side. The plank counter is covered in an oil cloth. Tin pots and pans and staple ingredients including a box of banking soda can be seen on the rough shelves that line the wall above the work surface. Wooden barrels stored under the work counter likely contain flour, corn meal , oats, and other bulk pantry ingredients. A kerosene lamp hangs from the rafters but a gap between logs near the work station appears to provide daylight. This is the opposite end of the cook room seen in image p00108. Donated by Sarah “Sadie” Augusta French Lee, aka Mrs. Lyman K. Lee of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.




MF075, General Photograph Collection

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Logging, Tools and Equipment, Woodsmen, Lumbermen, Maine Lumber Industry



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