18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, December 3, 1913: Nothing——-That word I have good use for.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It can’t be that bad. Where’s your Christmas cheer? Maybe you should read the current issue of Ladies Home Journal, there were a couple of articles that made me smile.
Here are some pictures of Christmas Dolls from Russia that were in the December, 1913 issue of Ladies Home Journal. According to the magazine:
Christmas Dolls from Russia
Most dolls are clothed with the idea of making them pretty, but the dolls on this page were dressed to typify certain kinds of people and are accurate representations. The most interesting things about them is the fact that they were dressed by children in an orphan asylum in far-away Russia, and the money the children earned is their own. They are reproduced courtesy of the Russian Peasant Handicraft Center.
Ladies Home Journal (December, 1911)