1914 Kenyon Weatherproofs Raincoat Advertisement

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Saturday, January 31, 1914:  This day presented a swelled appearance. First it rained and then rained some more until at last all these little streamlets around here just had to spread out and get big.

Source: Ladies Home Journal (April, 1914)
Source: Ladies Home Journal (April, 1914)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Brrr. . . it sounds like a cold, wet, miserable rain. Did it rain enough to cause some minor flooding?

I hope that Grandma had a good raincoat. I bet she wished that she had a stylish raincoat—like a Kenyon.

11 thoughts on “1914 Kenyon Weatherproofs Raincoat Advertisement

  1. We have “seasonal streams” on our mountain property. During Spring thraw and summer thumder storms, these “swell”. I know what she meant. I’d been looking at muck-boots more than a rain coat in such conditions.
    Oscar

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