Today in History–May 2–the Library of Congress features the debut of Good Housekeeping on this date in 1885. This popular women’s magazine offered information about running a home and also provided opportunities for reader input (hey, it’s social media 19th-century style). Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to delve into some fascinating primary sources.
The Good housekeeping hostess (book, 1904)
Fannie Farmer & Cooking (digitized historical cookbooks)
Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies (streaming webcast)