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.”

Periodical Wisdom: November 2018

Women’s magazines and periodicals from the past offer some great advice on things like how to economize in the home or care for your baby’s teeth.

This month’s sampling is from Farm & Home, The Magazine of rural British Columbia published November 15, 1930. This particular article provides some tips for the gardener – you’d get all that and more for the grand price of 5 cents per issue back in the day.

Periodical Wisdom: October 2018

We’ve scoured the archives for women’s magazines and periodicals to share some advice from the good old days.

This month’s feature provides some unusual recipes to help combat the ever increasing cost of living.

That peanut butter sausage recipe that just became your family’s new favourite? You can thank The Christmas People’s Home Journal of 1917.

As always, we’ve sourced the info from our stash of women’s magazines and periodicals in the archives.

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Periodical Wisdom: September 2018

We’ve scoured the archives for women’s magazines and periodicals to share some advice from the good old days.

So now that you’ve completed your back to school shopping you might want to arrange a children’s tea party. This write-up from The Lady of December 8, 1938 gives some wonderful foodie tips for a Downton Abbey style bash perfect for the little ones.

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Periodical Wisdom: August 2018

We’ve scoured the archives for women’s magazines and periodicals to share some advice from the good old days.

Sage advice courtesy of the August 1932 McCall’s magazine on how to get the most out of bathing. That includes the recommendation of adding three special baths to your regime each week: a fatigue bath, a wake-up bath and a luxury bath.