How to pick up a shoe: Vintage photos of 'correct' postures for household chores

From the Internet time capsule (or rather from Cornell University Library’s digital collection of images on Flickr) is this anachronistic photo series from the 1920s of a former Cornell alumnus Ruth Kellogg “demonstrating correct postures for various forms of housework.” I guess these photos could be viewed as early ergonomic manuals of sorts. These were published in Delineator magazine, a women’s magazine from the turn of the twentieth century.

While on the topic here is a gallery of 25 sexist ads like the one below created by some real-life counterparts of your favorite ad man Don Draper.