For reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, I went out & found some neat-o public domain and open licensed pictures of aluminum, particularly related to its chemical/physical properties, and its use in food preparation!
Display of aluminum pots and pans. Date probably is around 1910- 20. Troy photo.(Cornell University Library)
Wear-Ever Aluminum cookware, from “Hardware merchandising August-October 1912” (Internet Archive Book Images collection)
Round grill with aluminum pans, “Journal of Electricity”, 1917. (Internet Archive Book Images collection)
Refreshments on the ocean cruise to Broken Bay, South Steyne, December 1953 / Australian Women’s Weekly photograph. (State Library of New South Wales.)
Spotted dog bread in the bush. CC BY-NC-ND Camelia TWU.
Solar Mushrooms. CC BY antonio prud’hommmmme,
ravioli press. CC BY Robert S. Donovan
Aluminum containers. CC BY-NC-SA Choo Yut Shing
Two Tibetan cooks diceing tofu… CC BY Wonderlane
The grain structure of extruded aluminium.CC BY-NC-SA CORE Materials/DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge.
As-cast wrought-grade aluminium alloy (Al-Mg-Fe-Si containing <1wt.% of each solute). CC BY-NC-SA CORE Materials/DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge.
Channelling contrast TEM image of subgrains of extruded aluminium. CC BY-NC-SA CORE Materials/DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge.
Open-celled aluminium foam. CC BY-NC-SA CORE Materials/DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge.
Porous aluminium. CC BY-NC-SA Taran Rampersad.
Aluminium frying pan – fried. CC BY-NC Michael.
(Side note: notes suggest this is the result of ridiculous experimentation with thermite. Cool! Terrifying!)
Aluminium bend. CC BY-NC-ND Barnshaws Metal Bending, Ltd.
Aluminum Weld. CC BY-NC-SA Chris Yarzab.
These last two are just ‘cuz I thought they were too cool to skip:
workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a
B-17 bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant, Long Beach, Calif. Circa 1939. Photog: Alfred T. Palmer.
(Library of Congress collection; transfer from Office of War Information.)
Annette del Sur publicizing salvage campaign in yard of Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. Oct, 1942. (Library of Congress collection; transfer from Office of War Information.)