The flea market at the Mansfield Drive-In doesn’t always yield vintage cookery pamphlets, but this time I got lucky.
First up, a small booklet from Skilton Foote & Co. by “A Practical Housekeeper.” It cost fifty cents when it was printed, and I paid a dollar for it … but a dollar is worth a lot less now than it was then. According to this collectibles blog, the company went out of business in 1907.
I also like the dedication page (click for full size) – I’m all for straightforward directions:
The other pamphlet is another baking powder one, this one Royal Baking Powder, from 1932. It has very attractive covers:
Most of the contents have to do with baking, of course, but there are short sections dedicated to other types of cooking (including meats and vegetables).
A successful day, especially since we got back home before the rain started!