Friday giveaway - contest now closed


Today's giveaway are these two vintage references; the recipt book is a general almanac/encyclopedia of facts, recipes, how-to hints, and other assorted affairs of "domestic science." It was published in 1916. The other is a guide for "womankind," which means assorted essays and illustrations on health, beauty, being a good mother, and how to clean the house - just the sort of antiquated ideas you'd expect from 1901.

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62 comments:

  1. OOoooo, now those look like fun! :o)

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  2. These would look great with my small collection of vintage books! Would love to win these!!

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  3. I think my fiancee would get a kick of these. Entered.

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  4. Would love to win these--they look like a lot of fun!

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  5. What lovely books. I especially like the cover on Feminology :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. HAH, as a wellesley college alumna i would *love* to delve into the guide for womankind! entered! :-D

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  7. Count.Me.In. My spouse would get 'em, but not before I scan the important parts. ;o)

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  8. I need a guide to womanhood, still haven't figured it out yet;)

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  9. I would love this! I'm sure there is some great and very entertaining tips in these books!

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  10. Oh god, I MUST have that Feminology book!

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  11. As always, a wonderful prize to hope for, fingers crossed!

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  12. Oh, what fun! Count me in, please. :)

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  13. Those could be excellent coffee table books.

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  14. As a historian and fan of your blog, please count me in!

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  15. I love that you posted these for a giveaway. Last year I bought several early 1900 how-women-should-act-in-public books from our local library book sale.

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  16. Oh please, I'd LOVE to win Feminology! It'd be perfect reference material for my blog, Hersteria (in which I give vintage sex and marriage advice).

    *fingers crossed*

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  17. I'd love to enter!

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  18. These look like some very interesting books ... love looking at them and seeing how much things have changed!

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  19. These look like they would be fun to read.

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  20. Would love to read these! Thanks for the chance to win! :o)

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  21. I love old book and how-to hints OH MY!!!

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  22. EEEEE I love old books!!! I have this one that is called (I promise you no lie!) "Sex Searchlights and Sane Sex Ethics" it came out in 1922, some of the things in it are hilarious!

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  23. I would love to have these, please enter me. :)

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  24. This would be a perfect chrimbo present for my best friend : )

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  25. This would be a perfect gift for my best friend : ) Awesome!

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  26. Sign me up. Curious to see what a receipts book might contain.

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  27. These look awesome! Thanks for the give away!

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  28. I need to study up on Feminology.

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  29. These books look absolutely amazing!!

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  30. Any idea from a century ago will be - by definition - antiquated. Take alcoholism, for example.

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  31. Now these would be...interesting...to own.

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  32. Oh holy cow, how I would loooove to win these!! Entered!

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  33. I could use some info on being a domestic goddess. Sign me up please!

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  34. I want to dive right into these books. Thank you again for these giveaways.

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  35. I would LOVE to have the Feminolgy book. Please count me in!

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. Oh my, so fabulous! A trove of vintage inspiration just perfect for my artwork. Entered.

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  37. Those have got to be fascinating reading. I'm particularly curious what the guide for womanhood says.

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  38. Ah, these would help so much with my current WIP! Please enter me into your competition.

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  39. Love them both! :D

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  40. fantastic pair of books! please add my name....LAWteatime@aol.com

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  41. Fantastic giveaway. Would LOVE to win these!

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  42. Books like this are so much fun! Thank you for the chance to win.

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