Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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WOLFF PHE owner of this beautiful* residence at Elkhart, Indiana,enjoys his Bath Room as muchas any room in the house. It,together with the Kitchen, Pan-try and Laundry, is equippedwith the most modern fixturesfrom the Wolff factories whichharmonize perfectly with theArchitecture of the home. Get our booklet on BathRoom Suggestions. JS. Hill Tiimock – JrcMYecfi L Wolff Manufacturing Co. Plumbing Goods Exclusively Main Office, 601-627 West Lake Street Showrooms, 111 N.Dearborn Street CHICAGO BRANCHES: Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, Dallas, Rochester POTTERY: Trenton, N. J.
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THE OLDEST ALMANAC IN THEWORLD YOU have heard people say, As use-less as a last years almanac; butan old almanac may be both valuableand interesting if it is only old enough,says The Youths Companion. There isin the British Museum an almanac 3,000years old—probably the oldest almanac inthe world. It was found in one of theburied tombs of Egypt; the owner musthave valued it, since he had it buriedwith him. It is written on papyrus, in columns,and there are twenty-five pages well pre-served. Its chief purpose was to informits owner whether each day was luckyor unlucky for any sort of enterprise.Certainly it was not so important toknow that a certain day was the 5thof Tobi, with a new moon and a pros-pect of rain, as to know that it was aday when you must not start on a jour-ney, look at a rat, wash yourself withwater, or even go outdoors before day-light! This almanac was no brief yearly af-fair, but was planned for four years, andgave for that period the dates of thefixed and movable
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