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Object 10 [of 66] – Norwegian Steamer


When the Childs lived in Oslo, Norway (1959-60), Julia continued collecting kitchen tools and equipment, as she had during Paul's previous postings in Paris, Marseilles, and Bonn. This two-part steamer, with a perforated liner that fits on top of a solid bottom, is one of the heavy duty items she brought back from Oslo and continued to use. She stored it on the bottom shelf of the Garland Range.


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