Vintage 1950s Housekeeping Book - The American Household Encyclopedia - N.H. & S.K. Mager - 1951 Edition
The best and newest ideas in modern homemaking...
N.H. and S.K. were quite the experts when it came to midcentury living. They wrote guides, booklets, almanacs, even dictionaries on all sorts of topics from better living to personal safety, grammer to office management, tropical fish to sewing.
When it came to homekeeping, the Magers left no stone unturned in discussing everything under the roof as well as on top of and around it. Like Google or Siri or Alexa is today, the Magers and their 628-page DIY guide made you feel confident and knowledgeable when it came to managing your domain. Need to know the best shade tree for your yard? You'll find it under the landscaping section on page 181. Need to know how to clean fish? Page 470. How to mix concrete for your front steps? Page 345. How to organize your kitchen utensils? Page 137. How to mend silk? Page 357. Make dishcloths? Page 106. Preserve cut flowers? Page 167. You get the idea!
This book is especially fun for the homeowner who currently lives in a 1950s-era house, as that was the very decade when this book debuted and also when homekeeping was viewed as such a source of pride and enthusiasm. It's also great for any history lover who wants to immerse themselves in all the nitty gritty details of domestic life in the 1950s.
- 1951 Edition
- 628 pages
- Topics covered here include Good Housekeeping, Home Decorating, Lawn & Garden, House Painting, Home Repair, Mending, Shopping, Food Buying, Entertainment & Etiquette, Health, Budgeting & Legalities, and Calendar Reminders
- Illustrated throughout with lines drawings, charts, graphs and diagrams
In lovely vintage condition. The previous owner's name has been blacked out on the front endpaper and there is slight scuffing on the outer spine. the pages have tanned to a beautiful light tea shade. All pages are intact and the spine is tight. Please see photos.
Measures 7.5" inches (length) x 5" inches (width) x 1.75" inches (thickness) and weighs 1.3lbs.