This picture was originally on the cover of a magazine called Kitchen Business in 1956 (it’s still in publication under the name Kitchen & Bath Business).
I love this pink kitchen with the breakfast bar. Who wouldn’t want to be a kid eating a sandwich there? It looks pretty convenient for Mom, too.
In the same issue of that magazine, they ran this ad for a dishwasher:
Thanks to that newfangled dish-washing machine, this stylish couple was able to flee the kitchen and go out on the town. Hey, I’ve had a dishwasher for years. I should be out on the town every night!
According to K+BB magazine, only 4% of American households had the luxury of a dishwasher at the time that the ad appeared in ’56.
And finally, check out this RCA Whirlpool ad, which showed some fun and contemporary mix-and-match cabinetry:
Change the flooring to something a little more modern, and this would still be a stylish kitchen today, don’t you think?