Who is Suzy Homemaker? (1966)

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Who is Suzy Homemaker? She’s every little girl who wants to be just like her mother. That’s why all the Suzy Homemaker...

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This suburban house hides some...

Jan 7, 2017 by

Posing as a 1-1/2 bath, three-bedroom home in suburban Freehold, New Jersey, this house is much more than a residence. Find out what’s inside!

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How Cary Grant lives: The movi...

Aug 7, 2016 by

Cary Grant cannot stand being shut in. So he recently bought a two-storied, twelve-roomed stucco house on the exclusive beach at Santa Monica.

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Vintage playpens & more: ...

Jul 26, 2016 by

Modern living: Fold-away baby gear Most women feel that nothing takes up more room in a home than a baby, unless it is a husband, and...

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Mobile homes: The hot housing ...

Jun 21, 2016 by

Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the American Dream could be had — affordably, fully-furnished, and in style¬†— if you wanted to buy a mobile home.

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A rustic, forgotten lane in th...

Oct 16, 2015 by

A rustic lane in the heart of town – Lined by pepper trees Downtown cottages and front yards that seem to belong to an earlier...

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West side apartments in NYC (1...

Sep 26, 2015 by

West side real estate Specially selected / Large rooms / Good light and air Announcement: These houses illustrated are of the highest...

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New miracle household cleaner!...

Apr 23, 2015 by

New miracle household cleaner! Cleans everything cleaner! Rugged and tough, Formula 409 will knock out all the drudgery in cleaning...

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Frigidaire’s ‘wife...

Apr 18, 2015 by

What can we do with this horrible old kitchen? Frigidaire saves her from covering leftovers. A special storage area in this...

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Make your kitchen the happy hu...

Feb 9, 2015 by

Who needs a nursery? Look what you can get to go with the family to make your kitchen the happy hub of your home! Know how you can...

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How to be a perfect fifties ho...

Aug 17, 2014 by

In the ’50s, the love you had for your kitchen paled only in comparison to the adoration you felt for your washer and dryer.

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Kelvinator washing machineR...

Nov 16, 2013 by

See these spots disappear in 60 seconds with the “Magic Minute”! 60 seconds of automatic pre-scrubbing with double-rich...

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Home security: Unexciting? (19...

Apr 6, 2013 by

The meaning of security Dear reader, It sometimes seems to us that we have all become so concerned with something we call...

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Prize-winning “Own Your ...

Mar 7, 2013 by

Prize-winning “Own Your Home” poster The poster competition held by the “Own Your Home” Exposition was open...

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Thomas Edison at home (1916)

Oct 27, 2012 by

Thomas A Edison in Glenmont, his Llewellyn Park (NJ) home Click the page image to see a larger version Captions: A characteristic...

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What you could get at the Doll...

Aug 27, 2012 by

As you can see, the “everything’s a dollar!” concept has been in play for well over a century. What you could buy...

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How to make a great guest bedr...

Jun 1, 2012 by

The guest room In building a new house, the location of the guest room should receive careful thought. As it is not a room in...

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Helpful hint: Write a note (19...

May 25, 2012 by

An aid to memory After writing a letter, unless one desires to mail it at once, place it at the threshold of the room or place it at...

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A 1950s home tour

May 24, 2012 by

I don’t know why this older couple — my great-grandparents, in fact — had these photos taken of their home in the...

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Flat living is just a fad (190...

Apr 9, 2012 by

Flat living a fad Alfred Vanderbilt and his wife set the pace All those persons who have lived in apartments when they were not...

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8 great gadgets to make home l...

Mar 10, 2012 by

This regular column in Popular Mechanics existed to highlight the latest household helps — from suggesting some clever ways to...

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Cheers! Glassware from 1909

Feb 2, 2012 by

Everyday kitchen and dining room glassware Here’s a look at some glassware typical to 1909: 2 decanters, 2 claret jugs, carafe,...

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Entertaining your husband̵...

Dec 26, 2011 by

Husband’s men friends for dinner Many an otherwise splendid wife has handicapped the success of a husband simply because she...

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Miscellaneous household cleane...

Dec 17, 2011 by

Home remedies Parsley eaten with vinegar will remove the unpleasant effects of eating onions. Cold boiled potatoes used as soap will...

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Aprons for Christmas work (190...

Dec 11, 2011 by

Beautiful products of the needle which the busy girl is turning out for the holiday season Aprons are already beginning to play an...

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Help with house dust (1911)

Dec 5, 2011 by

House dust by Helen Watts McVey, The Home Department “Where does all the dirt come from?” wails the discouraged...

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Coping with cooking odors (191...

Dec 3, 2011 by

Cooking odors A great many people now live in “rooms” and apartments, instead of separate dwellings, and it is very...

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Domestic scientific advances (...

Dec 2, 2011 by

Science in the house Science, in a mild form, is now occupying itself in making many inventions for domestic purposes, saving time...

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Artistic San Francisco dining ...

Nov 30, 2011 by

Have you an artistic dining room? Here are some that give an excellent idea of harmonious arrangement for beauty and comfort The...

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Decorated trash baskets (1893)

Nov 30, 2011 by

Decorated trash baskets Trash baskets have developed a decorative quality which makes them worthy of especial note. Two seen this...

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