’40s Bathrooms

A little delayed but as promised, here are some various images from early mid-century bathrooms (1945-49). I didn’t have a lot on hand but here’s a few of the more interesting images I could find.


Pink Bathroom (1945)

Bathroom (1945)

Bathroom (1947)


Bathroom (1948)

If you’d like to see more ’40s bathrooms you’ll find them in my Flickr Gallery.

Tomorrow, ’40s Bedrooms!


5 thoughts on “’40s Bathrooms

  1. Ah yes, the peach/pink. I'm usually able to recognize houses built or decorated in the 40's based on that color.Clearly, the square bathtub never quite caught on.Great scans. I might have to dig up my old Ladies' Home Journals from that era and scan 'em for you. I think you'd like.

  2. Greg – glad you like them!AR – I really like those big tubs with the little seats built in for shaving your legs, soaking your feet, etc. I have no idea why they didn't catch on. I know I'd like one!I'd love to see images from any magazines you might have laying around, AR! Most of these images come from mags like Better Homes & Gardens, etc. I have a lot more '50s & '60s era mags but not much '40s stuff.

  3. I've only got 2 or 3, and they're from the 50's and early 60's, actually (I should have specified).My guess as to why those tubs never caught on is that it's a lot harder to stretch out in them. But you do see the same idea w/the seats in some stand-up showers made today.

  4. I think you're probably right about the tubs. I guess you can't really stretch out in them.As for the magazines, well I only have one issue of the Home Journal from 1953. If you happen to come across any interesting articles, recipes or pics inside them and feel compelled to scan them I know I'd love to see them. 🙂

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