Before HGTV, there were...books. :)
"Selling the Dwelling: The Books That Built America's Houses, 1775-2000" is running at the Grolier Club at 47 East 60th Street, Manhattan. The Times reports one of the show's images "...wonderfully captures a spirit of quasi-religious patriotism animating the dream of homeownership in mid-20th-century America."
View the Times review of "Selling the Dwelling".