Category Archives: Vintage Advice

Vintage Advice: Here’s How to Be Healthy

Here’s How to Be Healthy Bengamin Gayelord Hauser Tempo Books, Inc. 1934 Poor complexion? Lethargy? Slow stomach? Indigestion? Weight loss or gain? (cue the trumpets…) Never fear, Gayelord Hauser is here! Most vintage recipe or health books and pamphlets seem … Continue reading

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Vintage Advice: Bird Homes

Birds at Home written by Marguerite Henry illustrated by Jacob Bates Abbott 1942 Strictly speaking, this isn’t a how-to or self-help book. But it does offer plenty of suggestions (some helpful, some not so much, read further…) about birds in … Continue reading

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Vintage Advice: The Secret of Perfect Living

The Secret of Perfect Living James T. Mangan Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1963 The subtitle really drew me in: How to set into motion tremendous “sleeping powers” that can bring you all the good things of life as if by magic. Confession: when … Continue reading

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Vintage Advice: Pack-o-Fun

Pack-o-Fun “The Only Scrap-Craft Magazine” May 1971 Publisher John M. Klapper, Park Ridge, Illinois I came across this magazine in my scrap drawer, which holds old calendar pages, magazines, photos, and other paper ephemera I cut up and use in … Continue reading

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