You just never know what you might find in our Archive and Manuscript Collection! I’d be willing to spend a whole dollar for these ready-to-hang lace curtains, even without the brass rod! No wonder Von Maur has been in business so long!! I wonder if Mrs. Horst took advantage of that sale.
Photographic postcards are fun to look at, and it’s exciting to find one that gives so many different historical clues. Notice the wallpaper and the saucy hairstyle of the very modern housewife who is busy decorating her house. She has so many philanthropic and social activities that curtains requiring no sewing that can be hung in a minute are obviously the very thing she needs!
Housewives needed to watch their time and budgets in 1913, just as now. After all, a dozen fresh eggs cost 20 cents, a can of Calumet Baking Powder was going for 9 cents, and a 100 pound sack of sugar would set the household back about $5.
I still think the curtain AND the brass rod is a good deal, though.
(Posted by Karen)