Looking at this 1935 ad, you can almost hear the strains of 'Le Marseillaise' in the air. Who knew that a refrigerator—a towering one at that—was the galvanizing factor behind the legendary camaraderie of the Légion Étrangère [aka the Foreign Legion]? Its cooling power proved triumphant in the deserts of Africa, no less, as the camels and fez-wearing folks in the shadows of the fridge attest.
Happy Bastille Day! Aux armes, citoyens... Le jour de gloire est arrivé!
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.