Wednesday, August 17, 2005

1881 Household Cyclopedia

Are you the "do it yourself" type? Then "The Household Cyclopedia of General Information Containing Over Ten Thousand Receipts in all the Useful and Domestic Arts", published in 1881, is for you. In its pages, you can learn how to:

- treat cholera and female hystric fits
- take and develop photographs
- make perfume
- macadamize a road
- prepare macaroni dishes and homemade catsup
- keep bees
- grow tobacco
- knit a shawl
- proofread books

And much much more.

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