1940’s kitchen. The importance of historical context cont.)


Recall the importance of historical context for my graphic novel research in my post yesterday: LINK.

As the story is mainly set in the 1940’s, I find myself fascinated by the 1940’s kitchen.

1722 Victoria Drive. Molly’s family home in 1945.
A 1940’s kitchen inspired by my visits to Fort Langley Antique mall

Afterwards, they always had tea in the kitchen, much the nicest room in the house. – Flora Thompson

Canada Starch Company, 1940’s

The epilogue will elaborate on the use of historical context

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Grandpa’s card from the concentration camp. #remember

I repost this annually.  I feel blessed that our family has this treasure.  

Birthday card to my dad from my grandpa, Gunnar Thorsen, and fellow Norwegian soldiers (in German concentration camp) Aug 8, 1942.



  After graduation from school my Dad decided to join the army.  Thereafter he ended up in the Norwegian Air Force where he quickly climbed to lieutenant.  First he was stationed at Kjeller Airfield outside Oslo.

Not many knew that Gunnar was such a tough guy but there were many times he scared people by his authoritarian exterior.  But he was always good to his family.  He was my hero, even though sometimes he scared me too with his tough attitude.

– Roar Thorsen