How one woman made a success at dress making and Summer Recipes

How one woman made a success at dress making and Summer Recipes
This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series The Modern Priscilla - July 1913

This article is just very pithy, but uplifting. It’s a true story of how a woman, left widowed with two small children at the age of 30, became a seamstress and then started her own dress making shop.

The next page is summer recipes and hot weather cooking advice: “Recipes which may be prepared several hours before serving, and which help to solve the problem of what to have for supper when the thermometer hovers close to 90 in the shade”. Suggested meats included tongue. Yuck.


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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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