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Title: Magazine - Good Housekeeping
Identifier: 2003.2.15
Donor: Barbara Sayers Larson
Item Date: 1935
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: A magazine. The front has a coloured drawing of two children. A boy is nailing a birdhouse to a tree while a girl (holding a doll) watches. "Good Housekeeping" is written across the top of the cover. Contains articles and advertisements on home furnishings, clothing, cosmetics, food, childcare and some short fiction. History: The Good Housekeeping Institute was established in 1900 to educate and protect consumers. Their research was used in the content of the Good Housekeeping Magazine. The institution has positively influenced national policy and continues to improve the lives of it's consumers. Item donated by Barbara Sayers Larson. Barbara Larson is the daughter of Annie Harris (1882-1986) and Beverly Sayers (1882-1976) and granddaughter of Arthur (1843-1932) and Mary (1859-1954) Harris. Barbara was born January 27, 1920 and was the youngest of three children. Barbara and her siblings, Geoffrey Sayers (1907-1997) and Dora Sayers Caro (1915-2004) donated Benares to the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1969 after inheriting it from their aunt, Naomi Harris (1883-1968). Many of the items donated by Barbara originally belonged to her mother or Aunt Naomi and came from Benares. Barbara lived in a log cabin originally given to her mother by her grandparents at 1723 Birchwood Drive. She still maintains a close tie with Benares and is now living in Kelowna, British Columbia, with her daughter.
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