Better Living magazine

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Better Living was a Du Pont employee magazine created and published by the company's public relations department. The magazine, which began publication in 1946, featured the company's popular advertising slogan "Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry."

    In keeping with this branding, its issues featured photojournalistic essays celebrating Du Pont products' contribution to improving American standards of living, features depicting Du Pont employees at work and at leisure, and articles extolling free market values and the role of citizen consumers in postwar America.
    This digital collection is a work in progress. Issues will be added to the collection as they are scanned, until the entirety of the Hagley Library's holdings of this magazine are online.
    Click here to view the Hagley Library's catalog record for this title.
    Image: "Arlington worker Horace Franklin poses proudly amid a miscellany of useful goods made of plastics", from "Plastics Worker: His Job Traces the Basic Pattern of Du Pont Research, Production," Better Living, vol. 3, no. 3 (May/June, 1949), p. 20. Click here to view the full issue.

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