By 1926, electricity was well on its way to revolutionizing the way we do household chores. "The electric washer and ironer are producing a new race of laundry-girls," we said. "Young, trim, girls who 'wash by machine only.'" What an adjustment! We predicted that within a generation, households would function much like the one depicted in this cutaway. Women would plug irons, sewing machines, hair dryers and curling irons into the wall. Housewives would enjoy radio programs while vacuuming. We'd regulate the temperature using electric fans, thermostats, and heaters. Refrigerators would render iceboxes obsolete. Even the children would be able to play with electric toys.
Read the full story in "Marvels of the Electric Home"