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

How One Woman Made a Success at Dressmaking by Zola Norris from The Modern Priscilla – July 1913 is a true turn of the century success 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. It details her entrepreneurial activities, including how she paid off her house by renting it, and then mortgaging it again to buy another rental. She lifted her and her two children out of poverty over the course of fifteen years through her smart business skills and intelligence!

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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