September 21, 2014

Download Available – The Home Friend Publication 1909 – Kansas City, MO

 

The Story Of  How We Came To Have The Home Friend Publication

In the late 1980’s we were living in an old farm house here in Port Orchard, Washington. During a remodeling project where we were intending to take out a wall between two rooms, one side of the wall was removed, and much to our surprise in between the studs was an old “”magazine” called The Home Friend from 1909. Many times people would leave a time capsule of sorts by putting things in walls when a house was finished.

The pages were in fairly good shape, but there was some wear that most likely came from going through the mail in that era. It was addressed to a home in the Waterman area, which I believe that the same home we were living in at that time. The house had been moved, but the publication had remained in the wall. The Home Friend was published in Kansas City, Missouri and touted itself as the “largest publication in the Southwest”.

A few years ago I took the publication to have it copied and put on a disk for posterity. It’s taken me a while to get it so it can be available to the public, but it is now available for download in PDF format here on my blog page. It is thirty-two pages in size and even though the original was on over-sized paper it has been saved very well in the PDF format so that you can see every word and image. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the contents, although since it is a one-of-a-kind download it must be shared “as is” with with some stories that are serials that leave the reader wondering what happened.  There is even an old advertisement for an Edison product.

*UPDATE*

Table of Contents

Page 1 – Edwin Waskow – cover artist

Page 2 – Looking Forward

Page 3 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution – Joseph F Novak

Page 4 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution (continued)

Page 5 – Jean McElmon’s Ambition – Mrs F M Coates

Page 6 – In the Gray Dawn – Edith Allen Jordan

Page 7 – The Stage of Fate – Kentieth Irrington

Page 8 – The Poultry Yard

Page 9 – The Dream At Sea – John Gray

Page 10 – Mrs Russell’s “Spells” – Mrs Jennie Brown

Page 11 – Hints For The Home (Maude Tinson mentioned)

Page 12 – The Stage of Fate (continued from page 7)

Page 13 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution (cont.) Don’t Slave at the Washtub

Page 14 – Astrology and Character – Henry Brundage

Page 15 – On Board The Mary Ethel

Page 16 – A Drama of the Sea – An Unusual Divorce Case

Page 17 – The Labor of Love – In War Times – When the Clouds Lower – A Rainy Day Game

Page 18 – Dress and Fancy Work – Harriet Seymour

Page 19 – Magnetic Shields Cure Disease – Thacher Magnetic Shield Company

Page 20 – Montague Vernley’s Restitution (cont.)

Page 21 – Jones Brother’s Mercantile Company

Page 22 – Cooking For One – G J Partelow

Page 23 – Dining Room and Kitchen

Page 24 – The Dream at Sea – (continued from pg 9)

Page 25  – Stop! Kidney Cure – Dr T Frank Lynott

Page 26 – The Dream at Sea (cont)

Page 27 – The Washington’s Birthday Lessons – Fannie Emmis

Page 28 – Birds – Plants and Flowers – Flowers – Mrs G O Wilhelme

Page 29 – Home Social Circle

Page 30 – Wit and Wisdom

Page 31 – In the Gray Dawn (end)

Page 32 – Edison Phonograph

Advertisers (some)

Blaine Manufacturing Company

D J Lane

Dr Rainy Medicine Company

E O Koch – Trusight Spectacle Company

Ella Bartlett Simmons

F A Miller

Great Eastern Coffee and Tea Company

Hagood Manufacturing Company

Harris-Goar Company

John Simpson Company

King Manufacturing Company

Rothschild and Company – Meister Piano

S Virginia Levis

Sears Roebuck and Company

Simplex School of Music

Sowest Importing Company

The Home Friend Publishing Company

Virginia Riverton

W R Miller

Wilbur Stock Food Company

Wilson Ear Drum Company

Locations 

Chicago, IL

Kansas City, MO

St Louis, MO

1909 Home friend cover

Please visit my eBooks Download page to get your affordable virtual copy. ($) Thank you!

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