Periodical Wisdom: September 2019

It’s harvest time! Who wouldn’t want a brand new Massey-Harris binder? And while you’re at it, how about a new tractor too?

They both look great on paper but may not have been within everyone’s reach as this advertisement is from The Nor’- West Farmer magazine of July 21, 1930. By then the effects of the Great Depression would be noticeable.

All kinds of helpful hints, advertisements and practical “how-to” advice can all be found in periodicals from our archival collection.

Periodical Wisdom: July 2019

Our archives houses magazines and periodicals from the past that can often jog memories.

Here’s one for all the folks who ever spent time down on the farm.

The Nor’- West Farmer magazine (which billed itself as “The Pioneer Farm Journal of Western Canada”) of July 21, 1930 featured this informative ad about the 1 ½-ton Ford truck.

Periodical Wisdom: April 2019

April is national oral health month so in the spirit of staying behind the times we present “Care of Baby’s Teeth” from the December 1917 edition of The Christmas Peoples Home Journal.

All kinds of helpful hints, recipes and practical “how-to” advice can all be found in periodical magazines from our archival collection.

Periodical Wisdom: February 2019

Nothing says “February romance” like the sniffles! Take heart cold sufferers and read on to find out how to get the better of “Winter’s Special Beauty Problem.”

This entertaining column is from the February 17, 1938 edition of The Lady. It is one more example of the type of helpful hints that can be found in periodical magazines in our archival collection.

Periodical Wisdom: January 2019

Let’s start the new year with an introduction. That’s the “proper” way to make social introductions courtesy of the March 1931 edition of McCall’s magazine.

Periodicals and magazines from the archives can provide some great advice on a variety of topics. Stay tuned to this feature in our monthly newsletter for tips on things like special winter beauty problems, gardening advice and household chores.

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Periodical Wisdom: December 2018

Women’s magazines and periodicals from the past offer some great advice on things like how to economize, care for your baby’s teeth or even the proper way to make social introductions.

We’ve scoured the archives for some examples to share with you.

This month’s write-up is an article is from The Christmas Peoples Home Journal of December 1917 and offers ways to celebrate “Summer in December.”