Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

The opening of the new Art-Home Economics Building saw the expansion of the Home Economics program, very popular with women in the 1940s and 1950s. Courses offered included Home Management, Foods and Nutrition, Dress Design, Child Study, Interior Decoration, and Family Living. In this 1949 photo, cooking Instructor Esther Long shows her students how to prepare oxtail. As part of cooking courses, students also learned table arrangement, table manners and serving, as well as the composition, selection, buying, and preparation of food.
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