1949: the postwar world is here, but it still looks a bit like the pre-war world, white and round, full of porcelain. It would take a while before the push-button chrome world of the 50s redefined the modern look. This booklet isn’t just about kitchens, though - it’s the wonderful things Homemakers can do to Make Homes! It has tips on “Salads Men Like” (bacon, hamburger, cut-out pictures of female body parts taken from grainy stag mags) and other examples of necessary homemaker know-how.

A few excerpts follow.