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Frying Pan Collection

"Frying Pan: A Culinary and Cultural Journey Through Time" Step into the world of the frying pan

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: MS. MAGAZINE, 1972. Cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine, spring 1972

MS. MAGAZINE, 1972. Cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine, spring 1972

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Keith Floyd Chef & TV Presenter prepares food in kitchen May 1991

Keith Floyd Chef & TV Presenter prepares food in kitchen May 1991

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Cast iron skillet

Cast iron skillet

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: A view of a village pancake race in action. February 1951 P005030

A view of a village pancake race in action. February 1951 P005030

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Beggar with two crutches, 1632. Creator: Jan Georg van Vliet

Beggar with two crutches, 1632. Creator: Jan Georg van Vliet
Beggar with two crutches, 1632. A beggar, seen from behind, moves, in what looks like a painful fashion, with the aid of two wooden crutches

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: A woman selling food stuffs on a street in Mexico, 1905 (print on double-weight paper)

A woman selling food stuffs on a street in Mexico, 1905 (print on double-weight paper)
3562953 A woman selling food stuffs on a street in Mexico, 1905 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: Mexico 1905 ca. Photographer: Waite, Photo); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: The courtyard of a Spanish inn

The courtyard of a Spanish inn
5310132 The courtyard of a Spanish inn; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the courtyard of a Spanish inn, with food being cooked in a frying pan. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Bronze frying-pan from Ancient Rome

Bronze frying-pan from Ancient Rome
3330412 Bronze frying-pan from Ancient Rome; (add.info.: Bronze frying-pan from Ancient Rome. Dated 1st Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Woman in traditional sardegnan costume, preparing a meal, 1900-1910 (print on double-weight paper)

Woman in traditional sardegnan costume, preparing a meal, 1900-1910 (print on double-weight paper)
3563550 Woman in traditional sardegnan costume, preparing a meal, 1900-1910 (print on double-weight paper); (add.info.: Sardinia 1900-1910 Photographer: Howells Vincenzo); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Hamid Hanjar

Hamid Hanjar

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: The King Drinking, mid-18th century. Creator: Franois Eisen

The King Drinking, mid-18th century. Creator: Franois Eisen
The King Drinking, mid-18th century

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Kitchen Still Life with a Carp and Shellfish, unknown date. Creator: Unknown

Kitchen Still Life with a Carp and Shellfish, unknown date. Creator: Unknown
Kitchen Still Life with a Carp and Shellfish, unknown date

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Les Crêpes, 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier

Les Crêpes, 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier
Les Crepes, 1845. Tossing pancakes. From Les Beaux jours de la vie, plate 77

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Bivouac at Molodechno, 3-4 December 1812: an episode from Napoleon's Retreat from Russia, 1816

Bivouac at Molodechno, 3-4 December 1812: an episode from Napoleon's Retreat from Russia, 1816. Soldiers around a smoking campfire - the man on the right holds a wild boar's head

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Woman Baking Pancakes, c.1790-c.1810. Creator: Adriaan De Lelie

Woman Baking Pancakes, c.1790-c.1810. Creator: Adriaan De Lelie
Woman Baking Pancakes, c.1790-c.1810. Other Title(s): Old Woman making Pancakes

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Still life with fish, c.1630-c.1659. Creator: Pieter de Putter

Still life with fish, c.1630-c.1659. Creator: Pieter de Putter
Still life with fish, c.1630-c.1659

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Blue Triangle Chef C.P. Harris, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Blue Triangle Chef C.P. Harris, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Blue Triangle Chef C.P
Blue Triangle Chef C.P. Harris, between 1910 and 1920. [African American cook in kitchen]

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Blue Triangle Chef C.P. Harris, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Blue Triangle Chef C.P. Harris, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Blue Triangle Chef C.P
Blue Triangle Chef C.P. Harris, between 1910 and 1920. [African American cook in kitchen]

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: The Pancake Woman, c. 1650. Creator: Cornelis de Visscher

The Pancake Woman, c. 1650. Creator: Cornelis de Visscher
The Pancake Woman, c. 1650

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Zahrat, 23, of Billy smarts Circus. Original caption says

Zahrat, 23, of Billy smarts Circus. Original caption says : Shes a Sizzler ! Breakfast coming up Sir! And its cooked to a turn by a sizzler who ALWAYS blows hot

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: New York City, Brooklyn, Pier 66 Maritime, the Lightship Frying Pan Bar & Grill and the John J

New York City, Brooklyn, Pier 66 Maritime, the Lightship Frying Pan Bar & Grill and the John J. Harvey fireboat
2005-303816-01

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: A view of a stand of aluminum containers in Turin; among the pots and pans you see the owner

A view of a stand of aluminum containers in Turin; among the pots and pans you see the owner Turin. Date of Photograph:1930 ca

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Kitchen utensils in a house in Orebic, Croazia

Kitchen utensils in a house in Orebic, Croazia Croatia Orebic. Date of Photograph:1965 ca

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Making bread, Sasan, Gujarat, India

Making bread, Sasan, Gujarat, India India Gujarat, Sasan. Date of Photograph:01-04/1970

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Woman in traditional sardinian costume while cooking

Woman in traditional sardinian costume while cooking Sardinia. Date of Photograph:1903

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Woman seen in the kitchen drying a frying pan. Circa February 1952

Woman seen in the kitchen drying a frying pan. Circa February 1952

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Pans sold second hand on a street pavement in Touba, Senegal

Pans sold second hand on a street pavement in Touba, Senegal

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: The Artists Nieces on the Cliffs at Frying Pan, Cadgwith, Cornwall, 1920 (oil on canvas)

The Artists Nieces on the Cliffs at Frying Pan, Cadgwith, Cornwall, 1920 (oil on canvas)
657051 The Artists Nieces on the Cliffs at Frying Pan, Cadgwith, Cornwall, 1920 (oil on canvas) by Glehn, Wilfred Gabriel de (1870-1951); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Ms Lat 993 L. 9. 28 Fol. 142r Cornflowers, making pancakes, sugar cane and making sugar syrup

Ms Lat 993 L. 9. 28 Fol. 142r Cornflowers, making pancakes, sugar cane and making sugar syrup
ALG199876 Ms Lat 993 L.9.28 Fol.142r Cornflowers, making pancakes, sugar cane and making sugar syrup, from Tractatus de Herbis by Dioscorides (vellum) by Italian School

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Portrait of Americans: Oven for Breadmaking (Amerika-jin no zu, pansei no kamato), 1861

Portrait of Americans: Oven for Breadmaking (Amerika-jin no zu, pansei no kamato), 1861

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Woman Selling Fried Food, n. d. Creator: Charles Emile Jacque

Woman Selling Fried Food, n. d. Creator: Charles Emile Jacque
Woman Selling Fried Food, n.d

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Skillet, 1938. Creator: William Frank

Skillet, 1938. Creator: William Frank
Skillet, 1938

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Iron Pot with Cover, c. 1937. Creator: Edward L Loper

Iron Pot with Cover, c. 1937. Creator: Edward L Loper
Iron Pot with Cover, c. 1937

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: A Cook and his Wife, c. 1496 (engraving)

A Cook and his Wife, c. 1496 (engraving)
1767112 A Cook and his Wife, c.1496 (engraving) by DAorer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Cook and his Wife. Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Girl in the Kitchen; Pike I Kjokken, 1921 (oil on canvas)

Girl in the Kitchen; Pike I Kjokken, 1921 (oil on canvas)
658627 Girl in the Kitchen; Pike I Kjokken, 1921 (oil on canvas) by Karsten, Ludwig (1876-1926); 59x59 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Girl in the Kitchen; Pike I Kjokken)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: The Duty of the Hour: - To Save Her [Cuba] Not Only From Spain - But from a Worse Fate

The Duty of the Hour: - To Save Her [Cuba] Not Only From Spain - But from a Worse Fate
1078663 The Duty of the Hour: - To Save Her [Cuba] Not Only From Spain - But from a Worse Fate, 1898 (colour litho) by Dalrymple, Louis (1866-1905); Collection of the New-York Historical Society

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: East View of Hell Gate (recently blown up) in the Province of New York, 1778 (engraving)

East View of Hell Gate (recently blown up) in the Province of New York, 1778 (engraving)
1053859 East View of Hell Gate (recently blown up) in the Province of New York, 1778 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Electric Cooking Apparatus (engraving)

Electric Cooking Apparatus (engraving)
969934 Electric Cooking Apparatus (engraving) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Electric Cooking Apparatus)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: A still life of ham and eggs (oil on canvas)

A still life of ham and eggs (oil on canvas)
RAF403518 A still life of ham and eggs (oil on canvas) by Melendez, Luis Egidio (1716-80); 42x59 cm; Private Collection; Photo eRafael Valls Gallery, London, UK; Spanish, out of copyright

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Her First Place (oil on canvas)

Her First Place (oil on canvas)
CW135549 Her First Place (oil on canvas) by Leslie, George Dunlop (1835-1921); 61x50.8 cm; Private Collection; eChristopher Wood Gallery, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Naked cook tossing the letters spelling L Album in a frying pan (colour litho)

Naked cook tossing the letters spelling L Album in a frying pan (colour litho)
6031076 Naked cook tossing the letters spelling L Album in a frying pan (colour litho) by Faivre, Jules Abel (1867-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Making pancakes, illustration from Le Petit Journal

Making pancakes, illustration from Le Petit Journal
CHT237191 Making pancakes, illustration from Le Petit Journal, 26th February 1911 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: The Fiends Frying Pan or Annual Festival of Tom Foolery & Vice, pub

The Fiends Frying Pan or Annual Festival of Tom Foolery & Vice, pub
2909748 The Fiends Frying Pan or Annual Festival of Tom Foolery & Vice, pub. 1832 (hand coloured engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Pancakes (colour litho)

Pancakes (colour litho)
2779693 Pancakes (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pancakes. Les crepes. Illustration for Le Petit Journal, 26 February 1911.); © Look and Learn

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Still Life (oil on canvas)

Still Life (oil on canvas)
3564815 Still Life (oil on canvas) by Morbelli, Angelo (1853-1919); Private Collection; (add.info.: Artist: Morbelli, Angelo Date of Artwork: 1880-1900 Location: Italy Photographer)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: The young girl on her journey to rescue her brothers, flees from the extreme heat of

The young girl on her journey to rescue her brothers, flees from the extreme heat of
CHT352335 The young girl on her journey to rescue her brothers, flees from the extreme heat of the sun, who threatens to cook and eat her

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Polish Diet with French Dessert by William Elmes, published 8 December 1812

Polish Diet with French Dessert by William Elmes, published 8 December 1812
BRO43273 Polish Diet with French Dessert by William Elmes, published 8 December 1812 by Elmes, William (fl.1797-1814); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFrying Pan Collection: Retro Set of Pots and Pans, 1958 (screen print)

Retro Set of Pots and Pans, 1958 (screen print)
3034778 Retro Set of Pots and Pans, 1958 (screen print) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a retro set of pots and pans for home cooking; screen print)



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"Frying Pan: A Culinary and Cultural Journey Through Time" Step into the world of the frying pan, a versatile kitchen essential that has played a significant role in history, art, and everyday life. From its humble beginnings to becoming an iconic symbol, let's explore the diverse stories behind this cooking utensil. In 1972, Ms. Magazine made waves with its first issue cover featuring a powerful image of a woman holding a frying pan as a symbol of women's liberation and empowerment. This groundbreaking moment marked the beginning of change. Fast forward to May 1991 when renowned chef Keith Floyd showcased his culinary skills on television while effortlessly maneuvering his trusty frying pan. His expertise demonstrated how this simple tool could transform ingredients into mouthwatering dishes. But it doesn't stop there - even politics found itself in the proverbial frying pan. In an American cartoon from 1951, President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of State Dean Acheson were depicted alongside the Pentagon as they faced backlash over Truman's decision regarding General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. Beyond politics lies cultural traditions like pancake races captured in February 1951. The village came alive with excitement as participants sprinted through streets flipping pancakes in their pans – an exhilarating display of skill and tradition. The circus also had its own connection to frying pans; Zahrat from Billy Smarts Circus was just one example where performers showcased their talents by juggling flaming pans or creating delectable treats right before our eyes. Artists have long been inspired by this everyday object too. An oil painting titled "The Artists Nieces on Cliffs at Frying Pan" transports us back to Cornwall in 1920, capturing serene moments against breathtaking coastal scenery. Even ancient manuscripts hold references to frying pans - Dioscorides' "Tractatus de Herbis" showcases cornflowers being used for making pancakes while sugar cane is transformed into syrup, highlighting the importance of this utensil in culinary practices.