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Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superwoman (Retro)


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Nothing can keep the 1950s housewife down?not dirt, not disappointment, not life! With a smile and a little elbow grease, she tackles the cranky husband after work, calms rowdy children with a snack, and erases that stubborn bathtub ring. Add the improvements of "modern" technology, and she?s got time to do even more. Dancing across the floor, mop in hand and makeup in place, Retro Housewife is a tongue-in-cheek presentation of the role of the 1950s housewife. Vintage product advertisements trumpet the man as head of household and woman as keeper of the home, with special instructions for women on how to be an attentive wife, efficient homemaker, and supermom. Kitschy and fun, this look back at how far we?ve come makes a perfect gift for your favorite female phenomenon.
  • Includes 1950s tips for making a happy husband and home.
  • With more than 200 classic images of women as wives, mothers, and homemakers.
  • Features fun-filled facts and elements of daily life that assisted a housewife in performing her daily duties.
  • An ideal gift for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, baby showers, Mother?s Day, or girlfriends.

About the Author

Kristin Tillotson writes about popular culture and the arts for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the land where Betty Crocker was born and still reigns. In her award-winning column, "Pop Stand," Tillotson often examined gender issues past and present. In 2002?03, she was a fellow with the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University.

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A Salute to the Suburban Superwoman
Tillotson, Kristin
Collectors Press
Portland, OR
Home economics
Popular Culture - General
Women's Studies - General
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Retro Series
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
April 2004
8.26x8.92x.61 in. 1.31 lbs.

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