As we continue to celebrate moms this month, here is a sweet picture of a mother and child. The picture was used as the cover of the August 1956 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.
Magazines were important to mid-century moms for information and entertainment. In an era before TV was mainstream, and the internet was a half century away, a woman’s magazine was a mainstay. There were other magazines that offered similar information, so the cover was an way to attract the attention of the potential buyer. A mom and daughter on the cover is a clue to what was on the minds of the folks. Babies. There is a reason why they titled the years of 1946 to 1964 as the baby boom generation. Babies were big business.
A quick look at a few magazine covers in my mid-century collection proves my point.
January 1956. Mom and Baby.
What’s on the minds of modern Good Housekeeping buyers? Here a sampling of recent Good Housekeeping issues.