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Book/Printed Material Selling Mrs. Consumer,

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Title

  • Selling Mrs. Consumer,

Summary

  • Selling Mrs. Consumer analyzes the relationship between women and the consumer economy. The author, Christine Frederick, was a distinguished home economist. The book's first section explores the need for studies of consumers, women consumers' purchasing power, and the impact of life changes on women's buying habits. Based upon family income, tax figures, and information about the social status of 28,000,000 families (the pie diagram on page 65), this section compares men's purchasing patterns with women's and divides women consumers into ten groups such as "super-liberal, well-to-do, liberal, moderate, comfortable, and minimum-comfort and subsistence level." The second section of the work details per-capita and per-family consumption and how it might change American habits concerning diet and family furnishings. The third section anticipates the effect of women's purchasing patterns on manufacturing, advertising, chain-store building, installment buying, and other consumer-related enterprises. American Memory.

Names

  • Frederick, Christine, 1883-

Created / Published

  • New York, The Business bourse, 1929.

Headings

  • -  Consumers--United States
  • -  Cost and standard of living--United States
  • -  Home economics

Notes

  • -  Illustrated lining-papers.

Medium

  • xv p., 2 l., 3-405 p. incl. col. front., illus., diagrs. 24 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • TX326 .F7
  • TX326 .F7 Copy 2 Copy 2.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 29016541

Online Format

  • image

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The New Republic: selected articles from 1928.
Selections from The New Republic, Vol. 53, No. 688 (Feb. 8, 1928) made available here with permission from the publisher.
The New Republic, 1220 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

The Country Gentleman: selected issue from 1926.
Selections from The Country Gentleman, Vol. XCI, No. 2 (Feb. 1926) made available here with permission from the publisher, © The Curtis Publishing Company 1926.

Bulletin of the Taylor Society, June 1925
Reprint, "The Momentum of Taylorism," by Stuart Chase, with permission from The New Republic. The New Republic, 1220 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Good Housekeeping, Vol. LXXXII, No. 2. (Feb. 1926)
Good Housekeeping, Vol. LXXXII, No. 2. (Feb. 1926) made available here with permission from the publisher.

Calvin Coolidge Papers.Thrift--Encouragement, 1923-29.
Permission to use the article "A Girl Scout is Thrifty" from The Girl Scout Leader, December 1926, was granted by the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Calvin Coolidge Papers. Accomplishments of Calvin Coolidge Administration, 1924-28
Calvin Coolidge Papers. Radio--General 1923-29.
Calvin Coolidge Papers. Advertisement Exploitation.
Documents and letters with the letterhead of the Republican National Committee were re-printed with the permission of the Republican National Committee.

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Frederick, Christine. Selling Mrs. Consumer. New York, The Business bourse, 1929. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/29016541/.

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Frederick, C. (1929) Selling Mrs. Consumer. New York, The Business bourse. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/29016541/.

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Frederick, Christine. Selling Mrs. Consumer. New York, The Business bourse, 1929. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/29016541/>.