Slightly OT: 1962 Womens magazines
A friend gave my mother some 1962 womens magazines she no longer wanted. My mom passed them on to me.
What a treasure! I'm getting quite an education. I was born a few years after these were published so some of it is kind of eye opening.
Some of some articles...should girls go to college? Concerns about nuclear war. Sperm banks to perserve mankind (no mention of eggs). Should rocket launches should be televised or not due to the danger involved. McCalls advertised an upcoming article about the dangers of natural childbirth.
As for kitchens...
lots of canned and boxed foods advertised.
Electric ranges with another oven above it (like microwaves) but its an electric oven. Also Tappen ovens with the pull out cooktop and upper double ovens.
Congoleum vinyl floors that go up on the toe kick to make cleaning easy. Apparently this a was a new concept then.
Ads for Lenox china, Oneida flatware, and Tupperware.
Frost-free Refrigerators with the freezer on the bottom. One with a carousel shelves.
A McCalls had recipes for middle eastern foods which surprised me.
An ad for a new house in New Jersey, 2400 SF, land not included for $21,700.
A good food budget was $6.50 per week.
I'm saving these for my daughter.