From the Homemaker's Encyclopedia "How To Care For Children" --1954
Now, I'm all for children serving me tea when I wear my furs, but I don't think I'd trust anything that kid told me to do. "Community Affairs?" Whatever that means, I'm sure it's shady. I've seen that look before, and it was from a guy who drank a bottle of codeine a day.
From the Homemaker's Encyclopedia "Personal Charm and Beauty" 1954:
So here's this photo and it's baffling caption, and, I assure you, there was nothing in the accompanying text further mentioning the occult arts as a skin care regiment. Is American Women's use of witchcraft and wizardry to have porcelain complexions the history that THEY don't want us to know?
There are so many great things about this picture: The wife's "well now..." one-finger-on-the- cheek expression is one-upped by the husband smoking a pipe while washing dishes. One nice thing is that this gives pictorial evidence that, contrary to not-very-credible memes, the role of a housewife in the 50's was not necessarily expected to be one of a lobotomized worker-droid.