‘Good Housekeeping’ Goes on Sale for the First Time
"Good Housekeeping" is one of the oldest magazines still in print which
was founded on this day in 1885 by Clark W. Bryan. The cover was decidedly bare
compared to today’s version. Initially, the magazine’s focus was that of housewives,
but has enlarged its focus over the years to all women. The Good Housekeeping
Institute, founded in 1902, created the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
showing that all products advertised in the magazine were tested by the
institute and backed by a two-year warranty.