This cook book copyright 1910 contains 69 pages of recipes for everything for soups, meats, poultry, fish, entrees, breads,rolls. biscuits, pastry, cake and puddings.
Always found near the fireplace or stove before self igniting burners, this metal container held a box of "safety matches". The matches were scratched on an abrasive surface surface on the side of the box to ignite them. (Note the opening on the side to expose the abrasive surface) Safety matches are still used today, [...]
Prior to the refrigerator of today when homes did not have electricity, the ice box was the way perishable foods such as milk, eggs and butter were kept cold. The "Ice Man" would sell blocks of ice from his ice house where he stored ice that he harvested from nearby lakes and ponds during the [...]
This 15 page booklet touted Chlordane as one of the most highly effective insect control methods from 1944 until 1983 when it was banned by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency as a health hazard. However, prior to the ban, the booklet suggests painting, spraying or dusting Chlordane in kitchens and bathrooms but does not [...]
Dress patterns were rather easily found in stores until the 1950's when home dress making became less popular. Prior to that time many women had home sewing machines and choose to make their own clothes. In grade school, "Home Economics" classes for girls was as popular as "Shop" for boys. The big project for [...]