Make Money At Home!

Old knitting magazines are full of ads for craft “kits” and other stuff to assemble and sell from home. They all strike me as pretty fly-by-night. How much money can a person really make “writing short paragraphs”?

Whimsical snack hound

These ads are from the Good Housekeeping needlecraft issue from 1968. More than half the ads in the magazine are for companies that claim you can use their products and your special skills to make money from home. You would almost think that women in 1968 never got out of the house or had any income of their own or real job opportunities, wouldn’t you?

My favorite item in the bunch is the Whimsical Snack Hound. Don’t you think that would make a great name for a band?


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