Pennsylvania: c. 1940's. Four linen strips, 42 x 8.25 inches. These decorative, hand embroidered pieces feature a poem for housewives - striving to perform in a thrifty manner. Pennsylvanian German. The second stanza ‘mite’ likely refers to the biblical currency. Cream linen, blue embroidered, some fraying. Roughly translated: Auj jedem Schrank.....
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c. 1920. Cards. Color illustrated advertisement for Johnson's Wax Electric floor Polisher. Targeted to "Discriminating people", and reminding the homemaker - "Keeping your floors in perfect condition will become a pleasure." Pristine.