Housewife heaven! Vintage Woman’s Day magazine covers from the fifties

Woman’s Day magazine launched in 1937 as an inexpensive in-house magazine for customers of A&P grocery stores. By the time A&P sold the brand in 1958, circulation was 4,000,000 copies per issue. Although the company has changed ownership many more times since then, you’ll still find Woman’s Day in waiting rooms and on newsstands across the country — and you can even get your own subscription.

We already featured some of their covers from the year 1950 — now, see a selection from the rest of the fifties to find out the era’s trends, and see what women across America were reading about during those years.


Vintage Woman’s Day magazine covers: April 1951

Capitalizing on the country’s dual obsession with babies and “Indians,” here’s a cute little one, wearing a Native American feathered headdress.

Woman's Day magazine covers: April 1951


Woman’s Day magazine cover: May 1952

A baby meets a dog

Woman's Day magazine cover: May 1952


Woman’s Day magazine cover: November 1952

Rural scene with farmhouses – autumn

Woman's Day magazine cover: November 1952


Woman’s Day magazine cover: January 1955

Lose weight for keeps… with the ‘rule of thumb’ diet

Housewife heaven! Woman's Day magazine covers from 1951-1959


Woman’s Day magazine cover: February 1955

Children’s parties that click! Party ideas… games… food… costumes

Woman's Day magazine cover: February 1955


Vintage Woman’s Day magazine covers: August 1955

Remember “The Borrowers”? Now another story by Mary Norton – The Magic Bed-Knob

Christmas in August – 86 gifts to make

Woman's Day magazine covers: August 1955


Woman’s Day magazine cover: March 1956

Should you blow your top? Take the marriage quiz and get an expert’s answer

Woman's Day magazine cover: March 1956


Vintage Woman’s Day magazine covers: May 1956

“I call him Ike because I like him.” From an exclusive interview with the young Eisenhowers.

Woman's Day magazine cover: May 1956


Woman’s Day magazine cover: October 1957

20th Anniversary Issue

Queen Elizabeth – Her Majesty, A Mother – featuring a young Prince Charles / Prince of Wales

Woman's Day magazine covers: October 1957


Vintage Woman’s Day magazine covers: April 1958

Special — Guide to good eating

How to make sterling silver jewelry

Selections from Robert Paul Smith’s delightful new book: How To Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself

Woman's Day magazine cover: April 1958


Woman’s Day magazine cover: July 1958

Complete NEW summer cook book

Beginning: The Secret Witness, by Mignon G Ebergart

Woman's Day magazine cover: July 1958


Vintage Woman’s Day magazine covers: January 1959

Special – Low cost diet – with menus and recipes

How to make skirts – the NEW way

To cut out – Woman’s Day calendar for 1959

Woman's Day Magazine - January 1959