Federal Bake Shop, Photo by Sanborn Studio

By Kate Budzyn, WPAMC Class of 2019

In preparation for an upcoming student-curated exhibition on shop interiors at Winterthur, each student researched a set of photographs from the Delaware Historical Society’s collection of historic images of local shop interiors. I was assigned to a gorgeous, Hopper-esque set of 1930s black-and-white images of Federal Bake Shop, a popular Wilmington business that remained open from the 1920s through the 1980s […] thanks to a business strategy centered on both female clientele and female workers.