Housewifely Wisdom — Appliqué Patterns from 1920s Newspapers

Newspapers in the 1920s were huge, with many having weekend editions over 100 pages. In addition to the usual news, sports and editorials, there were also whole sections devoted to fiction, activities and stories for children, and women’s interests. My favorites, of course, are the old needlework patterns, which sometimes took up a whole page.

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The Housewifely Wisdom page ran in several different newspapers in 1922, and usually consisted of a half-page needlework pattern, as well as helpful hints and recipes. If you click to enlarge the images, you will be able to read the text.

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