• I've been trying to find that out, myself, buster.

Better Homes & Gardens - Sept. 1958

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Great cover by the incomparable Jan Balet (here and here). Colors, architecture, characters, design, etc. All of it coming together harmoniously.

Larger, please.

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  1. Gerry Szymanski 65 months ago | reply

    quite stunning, ward!

  2. tifotter 65 months ago | reply

    I love the top and bottom houses. So stylish, for any era.

  3. mesmerical 65 months ago | reply

    Love it. Sleek, stylized, happy. Perfect!

  4. Amy Mebberson 65 months ago | reply

    Aw, wow.
    I'll take House #1 please.

    I'm noting the date and if I ever see this in an antique mall I am SO snatching it up.
    Ward, if you found this locally, I must insist you share your source ;)

    I found several nice Ladies Home Journals from an antique mall in Wheeler on Friday.

  5. wardomatic 65 months ago | reply

    Amy, I think I got this in Atlanta, before we moved to PDX. Sorry!

  6. Giorgio Cantù Design 65 months ago | reply

    this one is a really nice illustration! good pick...

  7. tempestdelfuego 65 months ago | reply

    Excellent design and use of colour. Fantastic cover.

  8. Orlando Rob 65 months ago | reply

    I would love it if you would permit the image to be seen in larger sizes. I am aching to see more details.

  9. wardomatic 65 months ago | reply

    There's a link in the description there, Rob. Can you not view it larger?

  10. Orlando Rob 65 months ago | reply

    Duh! Thanks Ward. I am used to seeing the icon on top of the image. Thanks for pointing it out. I love this image.

  11. wardomatic 65 months ago | reply

    Yeah man! I thought it was worth showing it larger for all to enjoy.

  12. Madonovan 65 months ago | reply

    Awesome! I collect these

  13. Pam Kueber, RetroRenovation.com 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Retro Renovation, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    I love how there's a mix of housing styles...this was the case in the 50s! Capes, Colonials, ranchers, splits, contemporary....

  14. strawberryluna 65 months ago | reply

    sheeeeeeeesh that's awesome.

  15. Crestview Doors, Austin TX 65 months ago | reply

    Our first ad in Atomic Ranch was based on that issue. We keep it in our studio for inspiration.

  16. King of Jingaling 41 months ago | reply

    Sweet! (The top one looks a lot like our house.)

  17. elevator_lady 7 months ago | reply

    Gee, what DOES a woman do all day?? Haha!
    This is beautiful. :)

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