The soft pastel colors and rounded corners of mid-century kitchens accom­pany the drawings, photo­graphs, and other ephemera from the collection of Historic New England in this testament to Amer­ican kitchens. Snapshots of family meals on the end­papers establish the kitchen’s emotional signifi­cance, while ornate initials recall a history of house­wife-directed advertising. A winner of the New England Museum Association Publications Competition.