If you open any cookbook or other domestic book for house keepers you will usually find instructions on how to do laundry. Inevitably you will come upon the rinsing of clothes to be done by putting into bluing. This is what was commonly used to brighten whites. In it’s earliestContinue Reading

Margie Dean was a little girl who had been patient and good through a long illness, but now that she felt strong again it seemed hard to her that she could not run and play with the boys and girls she knew. One day she was standing at the windowContinue Reading

The above Advertisements are from 1901 and show a similar style to today’s marketing techniques. These are for Pearline Laundry Soap that was quite popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Fashionable Edwardian Hats from October 1902.

Here are the descriptions of the hats above, which are numbered: No. 1. — This hat in the becoming toque shape is made of shaded Autumn foliage with berries intermingled, and a bow of velvet in a shade to harmonize with the predominating tone in the foliage is at theContinue Reading

1908 H & H Mfg Co. Advertisement for bath accessories.

“One very great convenience in a bath room is a towel bar at a suitable height, placed against the wall all around the room, except where it would interfere with other stationary furniture. Bars of heavy glass or nickel plate are easiest kept clean. Every bath tub should be providedContinue Reading