Lee Family Fireless Cooker
Lee Fireless Cooker
Fireless cookers--United States
A fireless cooker and Lee Family heirloom in 2003. As of November 2013, the cooker was in the possession of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee, who planned to will it to her daughter, Linda Lee Mallaskaski. The fireless cooker was originally owned by Lee's aunt, Mardy Lee, who arrived in Sanford, Florida, in 1910. Mardy would cook stones with a wood stove and then put the stones in the fireless cooker. She would then heat food in the pans and leave it in the fireless cooker overnight so that it would be ready to serve after church on Sundays. Fireless cookers are also known as hay boxes, straw boxes, insulation cookers, wonder ovens, and retained-heat cookers.
Photocopy of original 6 x 4 inch color photographs, September 29, 2003: Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee
Lee, Luticia "Tish" Gormley
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied 6 x 4 inch color photographs.
Is Part Of
Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
6 x 4 inch color photographs
Inherited by Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee.
Copyright to this resource is held by Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013
Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee
Lovewell, Caroline B., Frances D. Whittemore, and Hannah W. Lyon. The Fireless Cooker: How to Make It, How to Use It, What to Cook. Topeka, Kan: The Home publishing co, 1908.
Still Image Item Type Metadata
3 color photographs
6 x 4 inches