As promised in my post about a 1940s resume-writing article, I am now sharing DIY books from the 1950s. These relics of yesteryear are fascinating and the images prompted me to ponder the following questions:
Why were the women in these illustrations always pencil-thin and wearing high heels?
Was sawing a father-and-son bonding thing?
I like daisies too, but…seriously?
Was wearing a dress a prerequisite for weatherstripping?
Do you think she passed the outfit onto her grandchildren?
I learned a new word – cornice. It’s a box with a painted or upholstered face. But is that really what she’s thinking about?
How inventive – a lighted phone pad. Couldn’t they just turn on a lamp?
My father-in-law’s basement is only half cleaned out, so who knows what other gems await.