Thursday, February 7, 2008

"Coming Up: The Two-Car Family" - 1955 magazine article

This article ran in the June, 1955 issue of Woman's Home Companion magazine.

Posting it here was really just an excuse to scan the picture with the Nash Metropolitan below, but in fact the article is pretty interesting.

It comes during that period of mid-century post-war affluence in the U.S., when the notion of middle-class families owning two cars was still something of a novelty. In addition to that 'dated and quaint' factor present in reading the article now is its general stance of optimism towards the future - - another position that perhaps seems a bit dated these days.
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- - and click here (or on title image) to read the beginning of the article in a new window.

- Click here to read the rest of the article in a new window.

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