Thursday, April 24, 2014

American Home March 1965

A few weeks ago, I found a large collection of "The American Home" magazines at an estate sale.  Most were from the mid to late 1960's.  In my never-ending quest to create more work for myself scanning images, I decided to start a semi-regular blog series of some of the more interesting pictures and ads from them.  "The American Home" ran from 1928 to 1977 and was similar to "Better Homes & Gardens" magazine.  Because of the large size of the magazine, some images are unintentionally cropped and might be blurred on some spots. But ask yourself: how much are you paying for this?

From the March 1965 issue.

For those of you who have been looking for a good mashed potato and tuna fish recipe.

Is this kid opening the closet door intentionally so the little girl wanders blindly into the hot water heater?

Josephine the Plumber was played by child-actress Jane Withers who starred opposite of Shirley Temple in "Bright Eyes".  As of this writing, she's still alive, living in Atlanta, Georgia.

That's it, honey, get those little hands in all the crevices.

If you're like me, you refuse to eat Sulphured Molasses.

I was surprised to see this ad in the back of the magazine.  I'm used to seeing it in comic books.  

Just go ahead and park by the pool.  I'm sure they won't mind.

My mom used to make Chun King Chow Mein when I was a kid and I loved it.  Some years ago, I bought some to see if it held up after all of these years.  It didn't.


  1. argh, had a whole post written again, and forgot to copy it before trying to post it. result? vaporized, of course. sigh.

    anyway, i'll just retype the end, since i can't recall all the rest:

    who can forget the great Chun King / La Choy wars of the 60s and 70s? little did we know the trauma we'd lived through.

    1. >argh, had a whole post written again
      Maybe you should start out the comment in a notepad session and paste at the end.

      >who can forget the great Chun King / La Choy wars of the 60s and 70s?
      Yes, so pointless and no real winners.

    2. it's just so non-intuitive to post that way, though. but maybe i'll try. (starting with the NEXT one, cough)


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