Thursday Night Household

Tonight, we’re taking a trip back in time to 1958 with the May 1958 issue of Household!

Cover of the 1958 Household Magazine; click on the image to enlarge and read a description which includes a transcript of the text
Cover of the 1958 Household Magazine; click on the image to enlarge and read a description which includes a transcript of the text

I feel refreshed already. Truly.

A full page black and white ad for Buffrin; click the image to view an enlarged version and see a description, including a transcript of the text
A full page black and white ad for Bufferin; click the image to view an enlarged version and see a description, including a transcript of the text

Sarah Haskins has already drawn our attention to the achy-face epidemic, but you can view her video for a refresher. Apparently achy-face was a recognized medical problem 50 years ago!

A full page, full colour ad for Chevrolet; click the image to see a bigger version and a description, including a transcript of the text
A full page, full colour ad for Chevrolet; click the image to see a bigger version and a description, including a transcript of the text

In honor of the now-defunct General Motors, a relic of a happier time. But, seriously, why is there a helicopter? Is there something I am not getting? Is the helicopter appreciating the car? Is that it?

An advertisement placed by the California Raisin Advisory Board, suggesting that readers mix up a batch of oatmeal cookies. With raisins, of course. Click the image to see an enlargement and a full description.
An advertisement placed by the California Raisin Advisory Board, suggesting that readers mix up a batch of oatmeal cookies. With raisins, of course. Click the image to see an enlargement and a full description.

Finally, this image makes me really happy. Seeing as how we’ve been talking about cookies a lot these days. Those who also appreciate its greatness are welcome to steal it for use elsewhere.