Royal Easy Chair Advertisement

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

Saturday, October 19, 1914:

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

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

Grandma did so much hard physical labor on the farm. Did she ever have time to sit down and put her feet up?

I hope that she had a Royal Easy Chair (though my gut feeling is that the Muffly’s didn’t own any easy chairs).

An aside: If you interested in reading my preliminary ideas, based on readers comments, about how to celebrate the end of Grandma’s diary in late December, there’s a new Friday Update on my author website, Sheryl Lazarus.com. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to look at this site–when it get’s closer to the end of the year, I’ll bring the ideas over to A Hundred Years Ago.

23 thoughts on “Royal Easy Chair Advertisement

        1. What an amazing coincidence that you bought a recliner on the day when I happened to post an old ad for one. You’ll like it. I’m sitting in my recliner with my feet up as I write this. 🙂

  1. I’ve never see one of those. I have an old “Morris” chair that has the rod across the back and notches on either side, so you could recline the back.

  2. Wow, I had no idea chairs like that were made so long ago. Look at the prices. 🙂 I would not be surprised if there are still some of them around some place…they made things to last back then no like today. Hugs

    1. I also was surprised that reclining chairs have been around so long. The price range is huge: $12-$100. I wonder how the $12 chair differed from the $100 one.

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