Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today.
After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom.
A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s.
This book will prove an eye-opener for those who now wish they had listened when their mothers attempted to tell them stories of the 'old days', and will provide useful first-hand accounts for those with a love of all things kitsch and vintage.
From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the fifties give an entertaining and poignant insight into the lives of 1950s women.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 10 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/10/2015
- Category: Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
- ISBN: 9780750964142