The following pictures are of the Pears Cyclopedia 1932 edition. It is such a good read. It has so much in it pre 1932. The sections in it are:
1 Dictionary of events - these are dates from 2234 bc - 1932 of 'important happenings' it says even though it doesn't mention the settlement of Australia................lol
2 Dictionary of prominent people
3 Office compendium
4 Gazetteer of the world
5 Atlas of the world
6 Synonyms and Antonyms
7 Dictionary of Business
8 General information
9 Classical Mythology
10 Students Compendium
12 The toilet (very funny and interesting toiletry type information)
16Sports and pastimes
17Poultry and cage birds
The book belonged to my Aunty's father inlaw first. It is very English.
The rest of the pics are of doily's embroidered and crocheted by my aunty and other relatives many years ago when they were all starting out in their marriages.
this is a pic of some crockery and buttons
And this pic is of milk bottle and cream jar covers
Can't you just imagine my aunty's sitting together stitching and crocheting away happily, chatting about their daily happenings in 1942 ( thats the year my aunty was married)
This picture is of two crocheted baby bibs my aunty made her boys to wear when they were going to town or out on special occasions. They are just gorgeous. The photo doesn't do them justice.