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House Wives Collection

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Olney Pancake Race

Olney Pancake Race
SHROVE TUESDAY The starter line for the Olney pancake race which has been held in the village for over 500 years. Any Olney woman over 18 can compete

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Elizabeth Ann kitchen units advertisement

Elizabeth Ann kitchen units advertisement
Advertisement for the Elizabeth Ann kitchen unit in stainless steel for the aristocrat of kitchen equipment for...a bright, easy kitchen. c.1955

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Wertheims Sewingmachine

Wertheims Sewingmachine
The sewing machines manufactured by Joseph Wertheim of Frankfurt are used by gnomes as well as by the housewives of Ballarat and Warrnambool

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: 1940S Housewife Cooking

1940S Housewife Cooking
A housewife cooks on a simple stove in a bare and austere kitchen, adding milk to the pan she is stirring

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Gas refrigerator advertisement, 1950s

Gas refrigerator advertisement, 1950s
Advertisement for a gas-powered fridge depicting a carefree 1950s housewife gazing fondly at her gigantic baby. 1950s

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: English Rose kitchen advertisement

English Rose kitchen advertisement
Advertisement for the wonderfully retro English Rose fitted kitchens of the 1950s depicting a housewife in a jolly yellow pinny proudly showing off her pristine new kitchen. c.1955

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Lin-Can advertisement, 1953

Lin-Can advertisement, 1953
Advertisement for Lin-Can tinned fruits and vegetables manufactured by Lincolnshire Canners of Boston, Lincolnshire, featuring two excitable housewives keen to demonstrate the endless possibilities

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Selling Fish by Docks

Selling Fish by Docks
The fish-market alongside the quays where the fishing-boats dock - housewives and cooks come to buy fish fresh from the sea

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Formica kitchens advertisement

Formica kitchens advertisement
Advertisement for Formica kitchen surfaces and units featuring an illustrated cartoon-like housewife and her little girl amid a pristine and colourful kitchen. 1950s

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Turning on the Cooker

Turning on the Cooker
Lady models with the new Prince II, Parkinson Crown cooker, in a domestic setting

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Roadside Butter Market in Ireland

Roadside Butter Market in Ireland Date: 1905

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Romanian women from Campulung

Romanian women from Campulung
A group of Romanian women from Campulung (or Cimpulung) - a city in the Arges County, Wallachia, Romania Date: circa 1905

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Sissons sinks advertisement, 1950s

Sissons sinks advertisement, 1950s
Advertisement for Sissons stainless steel sinks, bringing gleaming glamour to your kitchen. c.1950

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Ezee Kitchens advertisement

Ezee Kitchens advertisement
Advertisement for Ezee Kitchens featuring a proud looking housewife showing off her new kitchen units. c.1950

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Ideal Home kitchen 1951

Ideal Home kitchen 1951
A kitchen at the Ideal Home Exhibition at Olympia, 1951, featured in a spread in Sport & Country magazine: the country housewife at Olympia; this years Ideal Home Exhibition has much to interest her

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Chester Shopping Centre

Chester Shopping Centre
The Paddock the then new shoppig centre in Chester, Cheshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Queueing for Eggs

Queueing for Eggs

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Leisure Kitchens advertisment, 1950s

Leisure Kitchens advertisment, 1950s
Advertisement for Leisure Kitchen Cabinets featuring a 1950s housewife proudly showing off her new, immaculate kitchen. 1950s

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Redring advertisement, c. 1955

Redring advertisement, c. 1955
Advertisement for Redring Metrovick Boiling Plates manufactured by Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company of Old Trafford, Manchester, showing a jubilant housewife delighted with her new cooker

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Ware rite surfaces advertisement

Ware rite surfaces advertisement
Advertisement for Ware-rite kitchen surfaces, guaranteeing brighter homes and lighter work. c.1950

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: The Netherlands - Marken

The Netherlands - Marken. Houses with wide gables on the edge of a canal. The housewives have hung out their washing in long lines heading down to the edge of the water

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Danish Veggie Market

Danish Veggie Market
Housewives and servants at the fruit and vegetable market on a rainy day in Copenhagen. Date: 1888

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Housewives Stunt School

Housewives Stunt School
Housewife Teresa Vincent leaps from the first floor of a building onto cardboard boxes and mattresses 20 feet below. It makes a change from washing up, she explained. Date: 1960s

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Croatia - Traditional National Costume (3 / 8)

Croatia - Traditional National Costume (3 / 8)
Croatia - Traditional National Costume (3/8) - two women with embroidered white headscarves chatting by a wall facing the coast

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Gas Council advertisement 1954

Gas Council advertisement 1954
Advertisement by the Gas Council stressing that the gas industry makes the best use of the nations coal, allowing busy housewives the luxury of instant hot water with Mr Therms Sink Water-heaters

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Housewife Cook Tasting

Housewife Cook Tasting
A housewife tastes one of her creations with a spoon, wearing a frilly apron, and standing in an immaculate kitchen

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Oil Cook Stove 1919

Oil Cook Stove 1919
The New Perfection Oil Cook Stove is used by 3 million American housewives - You, too, should have a dependable New Perfection !

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Cooking Supper

Cooking Supper
Hey good looking, what you got cooking? A glamorous, happy housewife gets her casserole out of the kitchen oven

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Pouring Tea

Pouring Tea
Lady poses while pouring tea. The groceries lie partially unpacked on the table

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Tasting the Soup

Tasting the Soup
Lady lightly blows on the soup before testing it from the pot

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Housewife Pours Coffee

Housewife Pours Coffee
An immaculate young housewife pours coffee into two cups, and all seems right with the world

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Housewife / Basket

Housewife / Basket
A young housewife smiles as she opens the front door before going shopping with her basket over her arm

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Woman Washing Up / 1960S

Woman Washing Up / 1960S
Sparkly housewife in a black polo neck sweater and sleeveless dress stands at the sink and washes up pans and cups in mild green Fairy Liquid

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: B / Ham Housewives Drunk

B / Ham Housewives Drunk
A disgraceful scene in the streets of Birmingham occurs when drunken housewives make a show of themselves in public. Date: 1870

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Paris Street Market

Paris Street Market
Paris housewives at a street market

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Burmese Housewives

Burmese Housewives
Burmese housewives occupied with domestic tasks and dealing with tradesmen

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Women are just getting to be liberated in the 1950s, and cake mixes like Betty Crockers allow housewives to feel they have made the cake - but without the hassle

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Pyne - Knife Grinder

Pyne - Knife Grinder
THE KNIFE GRINDER trundles his wheel from street to street, calling out to housewives and servants to bring out their knives and scissors for him to sharpen

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Washing Day at the River

Washing Day at the River
French housewives take their laundry to the river, where stone slabs are placed for their use

Background imageHouse Wives Collection: Outside a Bakery

Outside a Bakery
Housewives of Paris discuss the high cost of bread outside the boulangerie


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