Posts Tagged: Housewife

vintage illustration Steven Dohanos home economics

Happy Homemakers in Training

Before Domestic Diva Martha Stewart instructed American women in how to be the perfect homemaker, high school girls were required to take Home Economic classes. Since every girl had dreams off being the perfect homemaker, it was perfectly natural to

vintage illustration Steven Dohanos home economics

Happy Homemakers in Training

Before Domestic Diva Martha Stewart instructed American women in how to be the perfect homemaker, high school girls were required to take Home Economic classes. Since every girl had dreams off being the perfect homemaker, it was perfectly natural to

picture 1950s housewife shopping

Mom’s Suburban Supermarket Adventures

One day while flipping through a 3 year old, dog-eared magazine while waiting for her hair to dry at the Glam-A- Rama Beauty Parlor, my mid-century Mom happened upon an article in the May 1955 issue of Better Living Magazine

picture 1950s housewife shopping

Mom’s Suburban Supermarket Adventures

One day while flipping through a 3 year old, dog-eared magazine while waiting for her hair to dry at the Glam-A- Rama Beauty Parlor, my mid-century Mom happened upon an article in the May 1955 issue of Better Living Magazine

1950s housewife

The Real Housewives of the Cold War

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

1950s housewife

The Real Housewives of the Cold War

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

Vintage Cake Ad 1930s

How Hostess Cakes Helped the Housewife

(L) Vintage illustration Club Women of America 1927 by David Robinson (R) Vintage Hostess Cakes Logo 1928 The Great Sugar Rush Americans with a sweet tooth are rushing to stock up on Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Twinkies and all sorts

Vintage Cake Ad 1930s

How Hostess Cakes Helped the Housewife

(L) Vintage illustration Club Women of America 1927 by David Robinson (R) Vintage Hostess Cakes Logo 1928 The Great Sugar Rush Americans with a sweet tooth are rushing to stock up on Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Twinkies and all sorts

art collage vintage images women 1950s

Media Made Women- Housewives

Happy Homemakers During the Cold war, the Culture of Containment was not just a foreign policy but applied to women and their identities as much as it did to the Soviets. Women were to contain their aspirations, their appetites and

art collage vintage images women 1950s

Media Made Women- Housewives

Happy Homemakers During the Cold war, the Culture of Containment was not just a foreign policy but applied to women and their identities as much as it did to the Soviets. Women were to contain their aspirations, their appetites and