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February 17, 2014

Shopping For A Mid-Century Gas Appliance At The 1957 “Cooks’ Carnival” At People’s Gas In Chicago

By RetroRuth

Happy Monday! To take some of the sting out of the first day of the work week, I am going to take you all on a trip back to 1957, where we are going to go to the Cooks’ Carnival put on by Peoples Gas to help us shop for a shiny new gas appliance!

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First stop, the showroom where we can take a look at every gas appliance our little hearts might desire. Check out this gorgeous showroom!

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Here is the Information Center, where we can learn how equipment works thanks to fantastic amoeba-shaped cut-outs and helpful salesmen. And we get to sit in Eames chairs!

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There is also going to be a cooking demonstration which will be put on by these lovely ladies.

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Doesn’t it look fun?

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Afterwards, we can get a consultation at the kitchen design and planning center. They can help make all of our kitchen dreams come true!

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Then we can tour some example kitchens all set up in the showroom.

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And maybe we will even get lucky, and win a fantastic gas appliance. This gorgeous Crown Gas range is one of the grand prizes.

So, I hope this gave you a breather from your regular Monday and was a fun little trip back in time!

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5 Responses to Shopping For A Mid-Century Gas Appliance At The 1957 “Cooks’ Carnival” At People’s Gas In Chicago

  1. Lassie Reply

    February 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    I remember years ago, reading those little biographies of local people in the news, who were appearing somewhere, or who were recently hired to work for a corporation. And even then, it struck me as odd that the facts for the women always included their level of education, who they were married to, and how many children, if any! The men never had personal information in their bios. Only a list of chest-beating accomplishments.

  2. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    February 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Love this!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    February 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Next time I shop for gas appliances there had better be an Eames chair!!! 🙂

  4. sherree Reply

    February 18, 2014 at 10:09 am

    What a fun post! Why can’t we do something like that now? I would love to shop for appliances, see cooking demos, check out kitchen displays and plan for my new kitchen!

  5. Andrea Reply

    February 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I wish appliance shopping was such a relaxing looking experience today!

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