A Husband for the Kitchen:​ The Development and Advertising​ of Kitchen Stoves in Early Twentieth Century Canada​

This exhibit looks at looking at stoves, also known as kitchen ranges, during the first half of the 20th century for what design improvements were made and how they were advertised to women. The focus of this is understanding how gender has influenced the development of stoves. This will be done by looking at improvements made in the first half of the twentieth century and the advertisements that displayed these changes. Looking specifically at print advertisements between the 1910s and 1930s I looked at how companies were pandering to consumers and what they were focusing on as key selling points. After going through this exhibit, I hope you can gain some insight into the ways that gender is a part of our everyday lives including the creation of items we use every day.

Below is a table of contents where you can peruse the project in its entirety, or just focus on the sections that you are interested in.