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Small Homes Guide, The Homecoming Home, Cutaway Perspective

A work made of ink on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of ink on tracing paper.

Date:

1943

Artist:

Lloyd Morgan Yost
American, 1908–1992

About this artwork

L. Morgan Yost was a Chicago architect and editor of Small Homes Guide, a magazine for the general public that was published by the National Homebuilders Bureau during World War II. The model residences featured in this journal were compact houses with modern appliances and layouts that often featured descriptive names like the “Homecoming Home” and “Homes for our Children” alongside images of happy couples and families. Emphasizing the patriotic vision of American homeownership promoted by the Guide, Yost described how his work “did a lot to encourage [soldiers] to dream about life when the war was over and they would come home.”

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Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Lloyd Morgan Yost (Architect)

Title

Small Homes Guide, The Homecoming Home, Cutaway Perspective

Date

1943

Medium

Ink on tracing paper

Dimensions

18.4 × 27 cm (7 1/4 × 10 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Lloyd Morgan Yost

Reference Number

1985.576a

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