Pride of Place—and Perspective

In 1936, this 'fashion-thrift' floor was a cautious overture to homeowners who had weathered the worst of the Great Depression. Doubtless looking forward to spiffing up the house after enduring some lean years, a colorful linoleum floor would boost both spirits and property values. I'm struck by the modesty of the kitchen's cabinets and appliances; as prosperity returned, perhaps they, too, would be upgraded.