The top is a panel from a piece by Isabella Bannerman called, "As a Child She Devoured Cartoon Collections." It appeared in a 2002 Trina Robbins-edited collection called She Draw Comics. Isabella is relating how she sat on the heating grate on cold Buffalo days to stay warm and cozy. I just came across the other photo from about 1938 of my mother Christa Paul eating lunch by what in Sweden is called a "Kakelugn," or ceramic fireplace. This may be a German version in Berlin. They are warm and toasty, too. To see how they are made, and how lovely the rounded Swedish ones are, visit this terrific website by Valter Pettersson Islander of Rönninge, Sweden.