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Full Text of Article Titled “When George and Mary Wish to Marry,” by Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose. Delineator, September 1925.

Minimum budget for a married couple as suggested by the Delineator, Sept. 1925.

Minimum budget for a married couple as suggested by the Delineator, Sept. 1925.

This is a just supplement to the information I used in “Clothing Budget for a Married Couple, 1925.” You will probably want to read that post first. (And maybe not read this one at all….) As I mentioned there,

Obviously, no serious scholar would base economic deductions on just one source — in this case, a series of articles in a woman’s magazine — The Delineator — published by Butterick. The Butterick Publishing Company emphasized fashions adapted from Paris couture, aimed at an aspiring middle-class reader. (The public areas of its Manhattan office building were decorated in 1903 by Louis Comfort Tiffany)  Consider those facts while reading this article.

Since Delineator was a large format magazine, I’ll have to break the long article, “When George and Mary Wish to Marry,” by Martha Van Rensselaer and Flora Rose, into smaller paragraphs for legibility. The article can be found in Delineator, p. 21, Sept. 1925.

George and Mary would not be eating many restaurant meals on the Delineator's budget for a married couple. Illustration from another story. April 1929.

George and Mary would not be eating many restaurant meals on the Delineator’s budget for a married couple. Illustration from another story. April 1929.

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D p 21 center column bottom budget p 21 sept 1925

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I p 53 left columnlower middle budget contd 2 sept 1925

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M p 53 rt colum top center budget contd sept 1925

N p 53 rt column lower middle budget contd sept 1925

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Butterick sewing patterns, Delineator, January 1924, p. 43.

Butterick sewing patterns, Delineator, January 1924, p. 43.

I wrote about this article, with an emphasis on the clothing and food budgets, in “Clothing Budget for a Married Couple, 1925, ” which I published immediately after this one. Click here to read it.

 

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