Looking Good

Her sly, confident look—with eyes seemingly focused beyond the kitchen—raises my suspicions that this happy homemaker may have something other than food cooking here. Locating the cooktop controls up on the ventilation hood allegedly eliminated 'stooping and bending', but wouldn't those actions likely have been replaced with stretching and straining? Even in the dream kitchens of 1961, a woman's work, while easier, was never really done.