Family & parenting

The question of birth control (1920)

Has a mother the right to decide how many children she will have? How the women of Holland have answered the question of birth control The war has made us realize that we cannot afford to ignore anyth... Read more...

Gifts that you can make (1963)

Creative gifts you can make yourself ...For girls and boys, such pretty toys - I've dolls and drums and sugarplums For all little girls and boys. - Author Unknown Cover your favorite albums and scra... Read more...

The Sunshine Family play sets (1974-1978)

Hot on the heels of the flower child era, back in 1974, Mattel introduced a set of dolls that were sort of the anti-Barbie: The Sunshine Family. Though the new family members (the parents, at least) were about ... Read more...

Post Crispy Critters cereal (1987)

Don't let the smiles fool you. He's learning good eating habits. Post Crispy Critters cereal Now there's a cereal with the taste, the crunch and the fun your children want. And what you want for them -- ... Read more...

Clothes trees for the kiddies (1915)

Clothes tree for the kiddies Much work and confusion may be avoided when the children undress at night if each one is made the proud possessor of a small hat tree or clothes tree, or costumer, as they are call... Read more...

Famous Parker board games (1946)

Famous Parker games Egyptian game Senet A new revelation. The most popular game of 4000 years ago, interpreted by Parker Brothers from ancient Egyptian sources in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of... Read more...

Nitey Nite sleepers (1950)

Thread for thread... dollar for dollar... Nitey Nite sleepers are 10 ways better Young America delights in their gay Nitey Nights and the fur-soft touch of the pure cotton fabric. Mothers know that these ... Read more...

Fisher Price baby toys (1970s-1980s)

Fisher-Price makes toys you can trust with a baby (1980) We know that curious babies are a lot stronger than they look. That's why we designed every Crib & Playpen toy to stand up to everything a lively in... Read more...

How to Hula Hoop (1969)

How to Hula Hoop Hula Hoop instruction sheet 1. Hold Hula Hoop tightly against your back. 2. Start Hula Hoop circling with fast forward thrust of either hand. 3. Rotate body in circular motion. Hula... Read more...

Make it: Fun furniture for kids (1955)

Fun furniture by Woman's Day Workshop; William E Whitlock, Director Put together a half dozen of these Fun Furniture pieces, and your child will have endless play ideas. Made from just one simple box cons... Read more...

Vintage Cosco home & baby gear (1964)

Have a Cosco Christmas... for a happier new year! Folding Bridge Set. King size table 35" square. Ladder-back, gatefold chair has cushioned, contoured seat with permanent chair styling. Folding Bridge Set... Read more...

At home with Lawrence Welk (1960)

At home with Lawrence Welk by Jim Liston Lawrence Welk sat at the organ in his paneled study and let his fingers wander over the keys. "It's a nice way to relax," he said. He drifted into "White Christ... Read more...

Frosty the Snowman sweet treats (1969)

Snowman cakes, popcorn and cookies An assortment of jolly snowmen, one made of cake, one of popcorn, the others cookie dough. The Frosty Cake is from a quick mix. The secret to his shape: baking the white c... Read more...

Play square game (1950)

Play square by Stephen M Elonka Remember the game of "dots" or "boxes," where you joined the dots to complete squares, and the person who made the most squares was the winner? Play Square, a new version of ... Read more...

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