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Junior Joys for Girls & Boys - Women's Work Calendar and Little Polly Flinders Paper Doll Angela Tuite Price Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Pretty as a Picture . Saalfield  No. 2703..1948
A 14 3/4" x 10 1/2"  children's page from People's Popular Magazine.  It is the Junior Joys for Girls and Boys.  This is the Girl's page.  It features the story of The Sad Bird-House and a 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" "jolly calendar" for little girls to trace or draw outlining women's work by day of the week i.e. Monday is wash day, Tuesday is ironing day.  At the base of the page is Polly Flinders, a 1 3/4" paper doll with 3 outfits and a doll plus a  she also has an anthropomorphic or dressed bird with a sinlge outfit.  Edge wear and toning. The cover of the book depicts proper young girl of yesteryear reading an album, with a die-cut frame above with a cellophane window showing portraits of the dolls on the second . The next page shows the to characters i a room scene. The costume pages show fashions of the day for young girls in the late 1940s with stylish accessories including a double locket with faux pictures and elements of charm including a "Gone with the Wind".  Of note is a riding outfit with jodhpurs. A mixture of sentimental and 1940s modern. The actual punch-out dolls are on the back cover. 11 1/2" x 10 3/4".  Number of Dolls: Size: 10".  No of Costume Pages: 5 with a 6th page depicting the girls posing on stage...
Christmas Greeting - Kiss a Pretty Nurse and a Dose of Kiss to treat you...  Un-Cut Paper Doll Book Eve Arden, Authorized Edition. Saalfield No. 158510..1953
A 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"  heavy stock card with an applied embossed scrap of a young nurse.  The card is titled "May Christmas Fine You Well and Hearty".  The verse reads "But if you're sick of everthing and want some dainty coddling, Never mind the Doctors, with  their wrangling and their muddling, Get a pretty Nurse, such an one as here you see, Who's treatment will, I'm sure, with your system quite agree, She's got a charming method for male patients, simply bliss,  For she cures ev'ry ill with a nice 'dose of Kiss'.   Reverse is blank.  Light wear. Smart costumes for the statuesque actress for various roles she played.12 5/8" x 10 3/4".  Number of Dolls:2.  Doll Size: 11 1/2"<. No of Costume Pages: 4.
A Treatis on the Frank Sidalls Soap and Its Methods of Using for Bathing, Shaving, Treatment of Skin Disease and The Frank Siddalls Way of washing ClothersFrank Siddalls Soap.Philadelphia.c1905 Business Card - Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, Window Shades a Specialty, Chicago, ILL c1900
10 pp. paper wrap.   Begins with why Sidalls Soap has better effects on the skin, use in burns and scalds,as a disinfectant, for all housework and most importantly the Family Wash.  It begins with a disclaim "Each little direction in the Frank Siddalls Way of Washing Clothes is important or it would not be given. Folded 14" x 11" tipped in two-sided chart with woodcut illustration of a happy famly washing and explicit information on use of the soap with specific information on the reverse for different audiences including Ladies, Men and Physicians. The product could also be used for washing dogs and as a dentrifice.  Larger version of the chart illustration inside back cover. . staining and wear on cover A 2" x 3 5/8" business card for -Mrs. Meudekin's Lace Laundry, 587 Wentworth Avenue , part of Hawthorne's Laundry, Chicago ILL.  Window Shades a Specialty  Decorative devices accent "Lace Laundry" giving it a particularly feminine touch. Reverse is blank. .
Tea Rooms - Creating The Tea Room Menu and all of its elements Broadside: Take your place in America's biggest job...Defense -Join the Women in the Services
A 10 pp mimeographed copy of a typescript titled "The Tea Room Menu"  It is a comprehensive menu planning rpocess with consideration to Menu planning Food costs Foods in season Nutritional balance Contrast in courses Variety in preparation Attractivenss of menu Use of left-overs It includes information on compositing a menu plan, suggestions for the plan, mix and match columns of basic menu components (meat or substitute, Potato or Substitute, Salad and Dessert), Mix and match vegetable plates, hot meat plates, cheese plates, egg plates, fruit salad plates and vegetable salad plates.  Also includes Standard Portions of Food, Ways to Good Service and Suggestions for Waitresses.   Measures 11" x 8 1/2". Significant wear, cover and first page. A black and white broadside depicting a women and serviceman at center bordered by vignettes of military women at work or play.   Image captions include Professional skills, Air traffic control, top secretarial spots, physical therapist, world-wide assignments, photographer, weekly dance and leisure hours.  Narrative promotes the benefits including 30 days vacation and over 450 different jobs choices.  Promotes all branches of the military including Army and Navy Nurse Corps, Army and Air Force Women's Medical Specialist Corps plus the standard branches of service. Reverse is blank. Measures 15 3/4" x 12".  Letter folds.
 Preserving Food - 7 Cook Booklets demonstrate improvement in 'Putting Up" or  Home Canning and Preserving. ..1910-1930s A Victim of Woman's Rights
A collection of 7 booklets and a leaflet relating to innovations in preserving of food for the American housewife.   The booklets include Canning Preserving & Jelly Making Made Easy by Using a "Wear-Ever Aluminum Canner and a "Wear-Ever" Preserving Kettle with a 'so easy a child can do it' on the cover.   Good Luck in Preserving promoting Good Luck Fruit Jar Rings.   Peaches and Cream the Whole Year promoting The Atlantic Col-Pac Canner  "gives better results with less labor and less expense: round by Atlantic Stamping Company.  How to Can Fruits and Vegetables Promoting Ball Fruit Jars by Ball Brothers Company.  A chart or leaflet promoting Ball Perfect Seal Rubbers.  Recipes for making better James Jellies & Marmalades with Certo (1928).   Cold Pack Canning with images from photographs and instructions on canning all sorts of vegetables, meats, etc presented by Good Luck - The Original Cold Pack Rubbers.  Better Home Canning with Presto Canning Supplies, presented as a booklet that opens to  Canning Time Tables on one side and narrative on the reverse. All include information on the process, why their products are superior and how they are safer and save time.  Only two reference pressure cooking.    Imagery of the women canning is consistently meticulous, well-coifed women with starched aprons canning without fuss.   The largest measures 8" x 5". . A 9" x 7 3/8"  hand colored lithograph.  It is titled "A Victim of Woman's Rights".  It depicts a gentleman in an apron with his hands in the wash tub while a disapproving wife looks on.  It is captioned "That's right, Old Dad, stir up the suds,  And haste to purify the duds; But ere I'd have a wash-tub lover, I'd take and whitewash him all over".   Letterfolds and discolorations.
The Experienced American Housekeeper, or Domestic Cookery: Formed on Principles of Economy for the Use of Private Families. Kay SwanThe Kay Swan Sew-Sew BookBarse & Co.NY.1929
216 pp  6 leaves of plates. Yellow cloth hardcover.  Blind stamp.   Diagrams of cuts of meat.  Begins with Observations for the Use of the Mistress of a Family of a Family. Systematic goes through various types of meats, fish and other food categories. Includes index.  First published 1807.  Measures 6 1/2" x 4". Unnumbered pages includes both color and black and white illustrations. Few with captions suggesting that the items may make a nice hanky, etc. A note on the title page indicates this is a Needlework Book with Silk-Patterns-Needle and Transfers Fourteen (14) different pattern pages' each in black and white and color.  The designs include nursery rhyme characters, chicks, puppies, and circus performers. Each page has numerous transfer images.  Dust jacket with some repair. Measures 8" x 6 1/2".. some wear on dust jacket,