"An Ideal Home" Illustrated Scrapbook,
Scope and Content
The collection consists of an illustrated scrapbook, detailing the set up for a household, possibly compiled for a new bride or a school assignment. Each room is mapped out and illustrated with magazine pictures and includes a price list of furnishings and housewares. There are also images of food and suggested menus. The last page includes a total cost for the home and suggested utilities, furnishings, appliances, linens, etc. of about $12,500.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from "An Ideal Home" Illustrated Scrapbook must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
The item does not include any indication of who may have compiled it or owned it.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of an illustrated scrapbook, detailing the set up for a household, possibly compiled for a new bride or a school assignment.
The "An Ideal Home" Illustrated Scrapbook was purchased by Special Collections in December 2012.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the "An Ideal Home" Illustrated Scrapbook was completed in June 2013.
- "An Ideal Home" Illustrated Scrapbook, c.1940s
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2013 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
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