For many people life in the early twentieth century was not very different from what it had been in the eighteenth century, but after the Second World War standards of living rose markedly with the transition to the almost universal use of gas and electric power. Many items that would have been familiar to householders of the last few centuries are illustrated in this book and placed in the context of the domestic life of their periods, describing how they developed and how they were used. Such obsolete household utensils ...

Domestic Bygones 1999, Shire Books*, New York

ISBN-13: 9780747803928

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Domestic Bygones 1989, Hyperion Books

ISBN-13: 9780852633496

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