Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The American Home Magazine - September 1957

Welcome to Magazine Monday on Wednesday, I would have had this posted on Monday but there’s just so much time and so little to do. Wait a minute, strike that - reverse it.

From September 1957 its The American Home Magazine, published from 1928 to 1977 when it merged with Redbook.

There are only two pages in this “Rare Antiques in Disneyland” article but it’s pretty high on the interesting scale and I’ve got some “before and after” things to checkout.

Where did some of this stuff go?

Here’s the collector print “Ready to frame”.

I hope you’re ready for a heap of vintage advertisements because this magazine is busting at the seams with them. Does the fact that this is the one and only car advertisement in this woman’s magazine does say something about who made car purchasing decisions in 1957?

Neato Kitchen!

I want to live in this house.

And this one.

And this one too.

Ah yes, one those low-quiet toilets that looks a lot cooler than its works.

Six lovely pastel colors. Hey is that lady half naked?

Who else agrees with me that this is the coolest darn refrigerator you’ve ever seen? Has anyone ever seen one of these in actual use? I want one! I wonder what kind of brackets held it up on the wall.

A more conventional appliance from GE - even in pink they look battle ready.

How about some laundry soap for your new automatic? That guy looks like Andy Griffith.

Cheer washes so white you can see the different. Isn’t it neat that these brands are still around?

Paging Andy Warhol.

These last two have some of the simple yet warm and comfortable drawing style that symbolizes the later part of the 1950’s.



Hmmmmm I think the Armstrong Floor house (the corner fireplace rumpus-room) is the same as the corner fire place room with the big yello chair-----they've made a few alterations but the shelving and TV location is the same.......

Connie Moreno said...

OMG, fantastic post today! Loved reading the Disneyland article.

I would die for one of those uber cool wall refrigerators!!! And the pink washer and dryer!! I remember seeing them at a store called White Front, I believe! WOW!

Major Pepperidge said...

I love the way the interiors looked at that time, but have to admit that some of the stuff looks a bit chintzy in quality. Foam rubber cushions, especially!

I am going to frame that print and hang it next to my collection of Hummel figurines!

Anonymous said...

Check the address lable. I guess everyone knows where to find Dr&Mrs Cox in Independance VA.

And she's half dressed, by the way.

TokyoMagic! said...

Great DL article. Yeah, where did all that stuff go?

Maybe she's wearing pasties....

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Hey Mike, your right, good eye!

Connie, there's an old White Front Building near my house, its a indoor swap meet now I think!

Major, cool as it looks I don't think any of it would be very comfortable.

Anon; Sometimes I obscure the address (if the magazine actually came from the person listed) In this case it came from California and I notice there is no actual Street Address for the Cox's, I suppose that's cause Independence VA has a population of 971!

SundayNight said...

A very different type of Disneyland story. A nice change from the stock photos you often see. And what beautiful ads. Love the turkey on the rotisserie right next to the fireplace!

Kevin Kidney said...

I have been so busy the last month, I'm finally taking a little luxury break to catch up on all my favorite blogs. This post is exceptional! I've never seen this issue of American Home. I want to dive right into some of these pictures and live in them for awhile.

Incidentally, I think you'll enjoy knowing that the "word verification" I'm being asked to type in order to post this comment is "kingdom". How funny!