The Housekeepers Friend

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Hartford, CT: J. Mandlebaum & Sons , 1890’s. 7 x 4 1/2 in. 94 pages. A lovely copy filled with examples of the abundant sundry business of the late 1890’s. Jam-packed with period advertisements for silks, laces, and fancy goods – oil stoves, toilet preparations, tonics, hops and flours – soaps, starch and cracker meal, and everything under the sun for running a household. Presented by Burnett’s Flavorings and Cocaine, which proclaimed to “kill dandruff, allay irruption, and promote a vigorous growth of hair” Includes recipes for housekeepers, knitting and crocheting instructions, and finishing for fancy work. Color pictorial covers, 1 cm. loss to front cover, otherwise very nice copy. Orig. color illustrated wraps. Very good. Wraps.