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Object ID 003910

Object Name Woman's Day magazine

Object Desc June 1950 issue of Woman's Day magazine. Cover features image of woman holding baby girl. Magazine sold for 5-cents.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003915

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Periodicals

Source David Schmid

Source Category Donation

Accession Date DEC 3,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement David Schmid

Location Room 1, Shelf 17

Object Date 1950

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords periodical,magazine,Woman's Day,housekeeping,home decorating,recipes,beauty,fashion,needlework,

Title Woman's Day magazine



Edition June 1950

Description / Abstract June 1950 edition of Woman's Day magazine. Magazine contains: articles, fiction, needlework patterns, home decorating tips, hasion, recipes, and advice columns.

Physical Description Cover features a color image of a woman in pink dress sitting on grass and holding up baby girl in pink dress. Back cover features a color advertisement for MOR canned meat. Magazine sold for 5-cents and is 132 pages. Back of magazine has writing in pencil on upper left side.


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Publisher Woman's Day

Publisher Details Following the 1936 opening of A&P's first modern supermarket (in Braddock, Pennsylvania), A&P expanded Woman's Day in 1937 through a wholly owned subsidiary, the Stores Publishing Company. Selling for two cents a copy, (33 in 2014) the magazine featured articles on childcare, crafts, food preparation and cooking, home decoration, needlework and health, plus a revival of cartoonist Walter Hoban's Jerry on the Job comic strip in a 1939 Grape-Nuts ad campaign. Sold exclusively in A&P stores, Woman's Day had a circulation of 3,000,000 by 1944. This had reached 4,000,000 by the time A&P sold the magazine to Fawcett Publications in 1958. By 1965, Woman's Day had climbed to a circulation of 6,500,000.

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Image Caption CMY3915



Date DEC 3,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Some edge wear and damage to magazine cover.