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Retro Housewife

Retro Housewife

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This sweet poem was first published on September 15th 1998 in the 21st edition of The Lady (“in continuous publication since 1885 and widely respected as England’s longest running weekly magazine for women”). ‘Dust if you Must’ was written by Mrs Rose Milligan from Lancaster in Lancashire.

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Notice how Mom and little Suzy are busily cooking while young Bobby 'helps out' through the manly art of tasting? ~ 1960s illustration for Betty Crocker Cookbook.

Mom's Busy Schedule ~ detail from 1953 Spry shortening ad.

Deadbeat Dad ~ ca. 1950s

Braiding little Missy's hair for school ~ Hazel Hoecker, 1957

my vintage book collection (in blog form).

Autumn Family Fun! ~ 1955

Easy Like Sunday Morning ;)

Finally, somebody who has a [slightly] more obsessive way of organizing their fridge! 1958 ad pink Wizard Freezer by Western Auto by ArcaniumAntiques, $20.00

That is the kitchen of my dreams... it even has the matching washer and dyer!

Good Morning!

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Home for lunch, 1943.

From The Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1951-52.

Mother's Helper

Lana Turner

Lana Turner | 2/3 | A Certain Cinema

Hoover, 1946.

Apron wife - image originally from 1940s magazine ad

Spring Planting in Suburbia

When cooking's taught with loving care, the course begins with Pyrex Ware.

How I make my drinks after working 2nd shift at a fast food restaurant.

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Cover art for Basic Freezer Cookery by Amana, artist unknown

vintage ad

You've got to wonder what she's thinking about with that expression.