Motherhood, Apple Pie and Plumbing

As it is, the Fourth of July falls smack in the middle of next week, so a flip of the coin settled the before-or-after question for this Flashback Friday. But other questions arise from this 1934 snapshot, the most obvious one having to do with the relationship between the Statue of Liberty, baby's bath-time, and the Niedecken shower mixer. The answer is somewhat sweeping, I think; the ad's fine print optimistically invokes the 'modern American bathroom at its refreshing, inviting best.'

Whether you're celebrating this weekend or next, a happy Independence Day to you all.