This includes things like DIY, decorating, flooring, curtains, household electricity & gas, heating and interior design.
“Man, that’s not the work for a lovely wife!” These ads for “Automatic Coal Burners” by Fairbanks-Morse date from 1941.
“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!” These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.
“Walls go gay!” These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.
“Why, yes, your kitchen will be as gay and time-saving as these if you re-do it the ‘Never Before’ way!” These ads for Nairn linoleum flooring are from 1940-41.
“Four approaches to beauty and comfort.” These very 1970’s interior design delights are from a 1977 Ebony magazine article which featured four different apartments.
“The nicest things happen when you choose Gold Seal.” These ads for Gold Seal linoleum flooring are from 1952-57.
“Buy the paint that’s worth the work… the beauty lasts!”These super adverts for Du Pont paints date from 1958-59.
“You live better electrically.” These Gold Medallion Home ads are from 1965-67. Look how happy electricity makes them!
Build This Patio Appliance Centre These are my favourite DIY and home improvement projects from various 1969-1975 editions of Popular Mechanic magazine.
Just enough time to squeeze one more Christmas related post, featuring creepy life-like Santa masks, fake fire places and festive piñatas found in a selection of US seasonal catalogues.
Here are some Christmas decoration adverts from 1959-63.