We have been doing research on multiple rooms, and as posted before, there aren’t too many photos of “working class” rooms. Typically you see photos from magazines or advertisements that are a little fancier that Jane + Joe Steelworker could afford (Hey! Just like now-times!). I am personally obsessed with minimal, functional, and average simplicity-type fixtures, woodwork, decoration etc. but as with most average and common things of the past, they generally go undocumented.
Thanks to 1912 Bungalow, we (the House Blogs nation) have a nice little collection of period kitchens. Here is the original post: Historic Kitchens and their Flickr page with the whole series of Historic Kitchens.