So I found this old cookbook yesterday in some of my aunt's things. It had been my great-grandmother's and it appears to be from the 1920s. Come along for a look!
  1. Cover
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    All products are from the F. W. McNess company. They had a LOT of items to pick from, as you'll see. Seems they did door-to-door, or at least person-to-person, like Tupperware or Avon.
  2. See? LOTS.
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    And this is just the cooking products.
  3. Under "Meats," but it's a vegetarian recipe.
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    Very forward-thinking!
  4. Spinach & Beets - very colorful dish!
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  5. Brushes!
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    Hat & skirt brushes, veggie brushes, clothes brush, even a manicure brush (whatever that is).
  6. Not to mention a milk can brush!
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  7. Cakes and toothpaste on the same page!
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    In the pre-fluoride days.
  8. So. Many. Liniments. (And tonics!)
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  9. Let's not forget the menfolk!
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  10. Or the chickens!
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  11. LOL Chick Diseases.
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    Suffering chickens aren't funny, just the juxtaposition of "little fellows" and "chicks"....never mind...
  12. This is the terrifying part.
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    Regularity was VERY important back then.
  13. Although the explanations were quite sexist, imho.
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    I mean, really!
  14. Here's their advice for colds.
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    I can't imagine the pain of jamming Vaporole INTO your nostril! 😱
  15. In summary, here is the ethereal beauty on the back cover.
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    She uses McNess's Rejois skincare line, don'tcha know!