To those who love housekeeping or who feel an interest in it for duty’s sake, the charge of linen and the great care it requires is one of equal importance with the store-closet. It is a pity to trust to finding a linen-closet in any house. If you do findContinue Reading

A couple of Victorian articles on canned foods. The first one goes into describing the process of packing and canning certain foods and also lists many of the foods that were currently being canned. The second article goes into how to use canned foods. Both articles date to 1889. TheContinue Reading

Different regions were known for wanting different characteristics in shoes. For example in the United States the Northerner liked shoes that were comfortable, neat but also stylish. The southerner was known to desire a pair that were fancy and handsome. Then the westerners would demand a shoe that had solidityContinue Reading

Vintage knife and fork on linen napkin. Bone-handled knife and tarnished silver fork.

Bed and Table Linen for Young Housekeepers. I notice a call in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, from St. Louis, for information concerning Bed and Table Linen, and such other articles of the kind needful for the “going to housekeeping ” of the young couple. Those of us who recall the hours spentContinue Reading

In 1888 a description of these dolls was given in the St.Nicholas magazine for children. They belonged to a Mrs. L. D. Bradish and had been a gift from her big brother in 1827!