Have you ever wondered why some Baltimoreans pronounce the word “sink” like “zinc”? To find out, take a visual tour of American kitchens through the years.
Photo dated August 27, 1936. (Baltimore Sun)
It was common for 20th century sinks in Baltimore to be made of zinc — and it became the shorthand for “sink.” Photo dated 1936. (Baltimore Sun)
A Carefully planned yellow mustard and brown kitchen has cork walls ceiling. There is a full wall of storage cabinets in dinette area where dining table foreground is topped with Italian ceramic tile. Photo dated December 8, 1963. (Aubrey A. Bodine/Baltimore Sun)
April 7, 1974 – HOME IS A LANDMARK CHURCH ON A KNOLL – There are no closed cabinets in the kitchen, where utensils hang from ceiling hooks and are easily available. (William L. Klender/Baltimore Sun)