Posts Tagged: housewives 1950s

vintage illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

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 illustration Homemaker in Kitchen 1950s

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 illustration woman mowing lawn

Ladies and Lawns

The silent spring morning of my suburban childhood were broken by the sounds not of birds chirping but of a symphony of puttering gas lawn mowers synchronized all over the neighborhood. The air would permeate of fresh-cut grass, gasoline and

vintage illustration woman mowing lawn

Ladies and Lawns

The silent spring morning of my suburban childhood were broken by the sounds not of birds chirping but of a symphony of puttering gas lawn mowers synchronized all over the neighborhood. The air would permeate of fresh-cut grass, gasoline and

Liberace Magazine Cover 1950s

Liberace: In the Candelabra Lit Closet

In Your Dreams Next to Rock Hudson, Liberace was Sue Ellen Wolinski’s absolute dream date. Liberace was just so fabulously different from any other fellows she had ever met. A wonderful pianist, yes. But, OH! so much more. Come Wednesday

Liberace Magazine Cover 1950s

Liberace: In the Candelabra Lit Closet

In Your Dreams Next to Rock Hudson, Liberace was Sue Ellen Wolinski’s absolute dream date. Liberace was just so fabulously different from any other fellows she had ever met. A wonderful pianist, yes. But, OH! so much more. Come Wednesday

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 Xmas illustration 1950s

A Housewife’s Holiday Dilemma

Peggy was besides herself! She had her heart set on a new Presto pressure cooker for Christmas or at least a new wear ever aluminum sauce pan for the holidays. Toasters, and irons nestled under the Xmas tree would have

vintage Xmas illustration 1950s

A Housewife’s Holiday Dilemma

Peggy was besides herself! She had her heart set on a new Presto pressure cooker for Christmas or at least a new wear ever aluminum sauce pan for the holidays. Toasters, and irons nestled under the Xmas tree would have