I am not even old enough that my childhood should be considered vintage. This is vintage; it is not from my childhood:
American Girl - the company that has the historical doll-book series disagrees. They have a doll and book series to teach girls about childhood in the 1970's. The 70's! Really - nobody who is not yet old enough to have a granddaughter who reads those books should be considered to have had a historical childhood.
Historical childhoods include outhouses or ladylike snack sets like this one, depending on one's economic status, I suppose. Historic childhoods do not include Rice Krispie Treats and microwave ovens. One day polyester may be history, but that is probably wishful thinking.
Okay, so I grew up in the east coast suburbs, not San Francisco; and while Julie, the AG doll, was launching environmentalism and feminism, I was just riding my bike around, helmetless, like we did in the historic 70's, and trying unsuccessfully to teach my dog to jump through a hoop; and my parents didn't do anything so typically 70's as divorce. There was, however, backyard croquet, which could be quite lively.
However, that is not the point. The point is that those books are set in the years of my own childhood. They are aimed at 9 year olds. For me to have a 9 yr old granddaughter would only be possible if I'd had a child at age 16.5 and my child had also had a child at age 16.5. No, wait, these books were launched in 2007, we'd have both had to have given birth at age 15.5. Even less likely.
So there. Publication of this series was premature.