Have you ever chuckled at an example of sassy retro housewife on a greeting card, magnet or coffee cup? I know I have.
When thinking of 1950’s housewives, June Cleaver is the TV ideal. And the wackiness of Lucy & Ethel. What if you could ask June what life was like? Using this crystal ball–a 1950 issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine–let’s take a look.
The average family income was $3,300, the average car cost $1,510, and the median home price was $7,354.
As the phrase goes, a picture paints a thousand words.
For about an average monthly salary, you could get a new range,
($3,300 in 1950 would be approximately $32,500 in 2015.)