Maybe It’s A Good Thing We Can’t See Noise

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The June 1961 issue of Parents’ Magazine featured a story entitled, You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy, in the Better Homemaking section. Writer H. Robert Childs made some common sense suggestions, i.e. acoustical fiberboard ceiling tiles, wall-to-wall carpeting, heavy drapes, felt cushions to ‘dissipate the vibration of such devices as typewriters,’ etc.

What stood out most about the article, though, were the illustrations. Imagine if you could see the noise that is all around you. Illustrator Robert J. Lee presents that scenario in a just-short-of-jarring almost whimsical way. Below are select scans from the article provided by flickr member Leif Peng.

You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy top illustration, Parent's Magazine, 1961You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy top illustration, Parents’ Magazine, June 1961

You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy full illustration, Parents' Magazine, 1961You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy full illustration, Parents’ Magazine, 1961

You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy girl's room detail, Parents' Magazine, 1961You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy teenage girl’s room detail, Parents’ Magazine, 1961

You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy dad's workshop detail, Parents' Magazine, 1961You Can Make Your Home Less Noisy dad’s workshop…

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About hobo hippie

Hi I am an old hippie, a "beat" poet and novelist, and digital artist. I was co -editor and publisher of "Alpha Beat Press" alpha beat soup, bouillabaisse and cokefish and cokefishing in alpha beat soup with my late husband Dave Christy. My novel "eeenie meenie minee moe is for sale on amazon books. my other blogs are http://tilliespuncturedromance.wordpress.com about humor and the weird. The blog is named after a Charlie Chaplin movie. http://concretebologna.wordpress.com a blog about world art.

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