White refrigerator with the freezer in the bottom.


The slang term fridge may actually come from the name of a refrigerator brand launched in 1919. From 1948 to 1955, the percentage of Canadian homes equipped with a refrigerator grew from 29 to 66%. Refrigerators and freezers played major roles in transforming our consumption habits.

Refrigerator, ca. 1940
Frigidaire, United States
Metal, plastic, rubber, wood, 164.5 x 94 x 73 cm
Musée de la civilisation, 2006-307