Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ONE WORD WEDNESDAY


Utilitarian

Photo by Jerry H. Carpenter (taken at the High Art Museum in Atlanta, Georgia). 
This is a functional iron made by the Corning Glass Company in 1934.  Whoever owned this iron was a fashionable woman;
and I bet she had great arms from lifting this heavy thing!


11 comments:

Sharon Whitley said...

aaargh that reminds me I have a mountain of ironing to do downstairs!! lol

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

That is one nice iron!

Heather said...

That is the perfect color blue!! My favorite! :)

RH Carpenter said...

Sharon, you made me laugh - I don't do much ironing anymore and am glad of it!

Yes, it's a work of art and I wish I could have lifted it to see how heavy it was, Carol.

Heather, my favorite color blue, too!

Dan Kent said...

Stunning - worth painting I'd say!

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a beautiful piece!

RH Carpenter said...

Dan, I'm tempted to try my hand at this one! ha ha

Sherry, it is beautiful, isn't it? Might even make ironing less tedious?

Studio at the Farm said...

It's a beauty! Too bad it's so heavy.

RH Carpenter said...

Kathyrn, I'm assuming it's heavy from the glass in it - and the functionality - but just think, no more free weights if you iron 1-2 times a week with this! ha ha

Dianne said...

I saw one of those once! My mom said they made a lot of them during WWII because all metals were being used for the war effort. They are actually very pretty and quite artful.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks for adding that bit of history, Dianne! And thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment :) I like your landscape paintings on your blog and your painting of the fruits, too!