Thursday, March 14, 2013

Clippings from the October 1935 issues of the St. Paul Dispatch, Part 4

These clippings from the October 28-31, 1935, issues of the St. Paul (Minnesota) Dispatch pertain to the lives and work of women more than 75 years ago.

Situation Wanted — Female

These fascinating old classified advertisements feature women seeking employment handling laundry, dressmaking, housework, stenography, cooking and more.

Excerpt from Women's Exchange Column

I had never heard of this "blank book" published by Mark Twain before. I wonder if any of them still exist? If they do, can you imagine all the wonderful tidbits of ephemera they would be filled with? According to this post on Ptak Science Books, Twain tried to patent both blank books for scrapbooking and — get this — a brassiere clasp. So there. Go win "Jeopardy!"

Chocolate cookies recipe

Finally, from the Dispatch, here's a recipe from Mrs. C.C.C. for frosted chocolate cookies. They sound pretty awesome.

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