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1952 My Home Magazine eBook

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My Home July 1952 Cover

This July 1952 issue of My Home contains a delightful number of features, including all of the following:

  • Fashion article with photos “We Take to Beauty,” chock full of style advice
  • A photo essay on “The Royal Family and Their Dogs”
  • Knitting patterns for a jersey suit for toddler boys, men’s striped socks,
  • A full-color insert with “trousseau pretties,” a knitting pattern for a lovely bobble stitch cardigan, and a feature on bedroom furnishings
  • Etiquette and home advice
  • Scads of ads that illustrate the era’s styles and accessories

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1951 Woman and Home Magazine eBook

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Woman & Home Aug 1951 Cover

This August 1951 issue of Woman and Home contains a lot of fantastic features, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates “ready for your holiday” for April styles, plus a full-color page of children’s fashions
  • “The Story of Windsor Castle,” complete with photographs of the royal family
  • Knitting patterns for a summer twin set and a baby’s matinee jacket
  • Health, beauty and style tips
  • A full-color insert with summer lingerie and children’s clothes
  • Scads of ads that illustrate the era’s styles and accessories

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1951 Woman and Home Magazine eBook

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Woman & Home March 1951 Cover

The same day I nabbed a pile of 1930s magazines, I also managed to get three 1950s treasures as well. This March 1951 issue of Woman and Home is jam-packed with goodies, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates “to choose with confidence” for April women’s fashions, plus a full-color page of children’s fashions
  • Knitting patterns for a jersey and matching cardigan
  • Health and beauty tips
  • A full-color insert with instructions for a candlewick cushion cover and embroidered sachets
  • Etiquette advice
  • Scads of ads that illustrate the era’s styles and accessories

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July 1935 My Home Magazine eBook

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My Home July 1935 Cover

This beautiful July 1935 My Home magazine eBook contains a wealth of information, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates
  • A knitting pattern for a summer-weight jumper (pullover)
  • A crochet pattern for a lace fan afternoon tea cloth
  • Embroidery instructions for a floral workbag
  • Helpful hints for etiquette dilemmas
  • A four-page, full-color centerpiece on home decor, plus home decor advice
  • A gardening feature
  • A variety of ads that illustrate the era

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June 1935 My Home Magazine eBook

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My Home June 1935 Cover

This delightful June 1935 My Home magazine eBook contains a wealth of information, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates
  • Knitting patterns for a jumper (pullover) with soft jabot and for a “sports jumper” with contrasting trim
  • A crochet pattern for a lace fan traycloth
  • Embroidery pattern for a floral cushion
  • Helpful hints for etiquette dilemmas
  • A four-page, full-color centerpiece on home decor
  • A feature on London’s “Olde Curiosity Shop”
  • A variety of ads that illustrate the era

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October 1934 Woman & Home Magazine eBook

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Woman & Home Oct 1934 Cover

This charming October 1934 magazine eBook contains a wealth of information, including all of the following:

  • Five pages of fashion plates
  • “What Colours Shall I Wear in Autumn?” feature
  • A knitting pattern for a jumper (pullover) with ruffled collar
  • A photo feature on popular jewelry
  • An illustrated feature to make an absolutely amazing doll’s house from matchboxes, complete with furniture and working lights!
  • Instructions for an embroidered sewing workbag, a baby’s bib, and a sideboard runner
  • A variety of ads that illustrate the era

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1916 Catalog eBook

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This gorgeous 1916-1917 Perry Dame ladies’ clothing catalog includes many color plates and beautifully detailed drawings of what “New York Styles” were available in this time period. There are pages of dresses, skirts, waists, coats, shoes, hats, underthings, girls’ clothing, and more. Even the original order form with measuring instructions is included!

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To get the two halves of this eBook, you’ll need to add both sections to your cart (you will be charged $3.95 for the first and $3.00 for the second–$6.95 total). The second half is below.


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The Sewing Book by Butterick (1913)

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1913 Sewing Book Sample

Beneath the unassuming cover awaits a treasure trove of sewing knowledge! This wonderful 1913 sewing book was created to instruct girls in basic to advanced sewing, beginning with simple hand stitches, then advancing through projects that increase in difficulty–from simple hems and repairs to aprons, a nightgown, underthings, a middy dress, and more.

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Winter 1915-1916 Weinstock, Lubin Co. eCatalog

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Weinstock Sample

Hailing itself as “the oldest mail order house on the coast,” Weinstock, Lubin Co. of Sacramento, CA, offered a mind-boggling array of clothing and accessories for women and children in the early 20th century. Included in this eBook are 125 pages of beautifully illustrated garments–from chemises and corsets to dresses to outerwear, stockings, shoes, and hats.

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