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The Real Life of the 1950s Housewife

The post-war housewife image is usually seen as perfectly dressed and made-up, keeping her home as neat as a pin and looking lovely when her husband returned home from work. The reality was rather different and work was far harder, as was the expectation from society. Sheila Hardy has written a book revealing the very high standards a housewife was expected to keep and how different reality was.

A 1950s Housewife – Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s