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The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing

Joseph Trienens (b. 1863)

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1. 01 – Introduction and Index of Advertisers
2. 02 – Etiquette: Courtship and Marriage
3. 03 – Customs of Mourning, Visiting Cards, and Dress. Anniversaries.
4. 04 – Colors. Care of Teeth. The Perfect Figure.
5. 05 – The Brain. Misnamed Things. Jesus’ Death Sentence. A Lady’s Chance of Marrying.
6. 06 – Shaving. Facts to Settle Arguments.
7. 07 – The Single Tax, Hypnotism, Care of a Piano, Salt-Rising Bread
8. 08 – Doing Business with a Bank
9. 09 – Facts about States and Cities.
10. 10 – Theosophy. Evolution. Sparrows. Feminine Height and Build. When a Man Comes of Age.
11. 11 – Dreams
12. 12 – Flowers. Writing. Eyes. Palmistry.
13. 13 – Riddles. Last Words. Toasts. Precious Stones.
14. 14 – Grammar.
15. 15 – Accent and Pronunciation. Spelling. Punctuation. Use of Capitals.
16. 16 – Names of God. Sponges. Don’t be Buried Alive. How to Serve Wine.
17. 17 – Steps to American Liberty. The Declaration of Independence.
18. 18 – The U.S. Constitution, Articles I and II
19. 19 – The U.S. Constitution, Articles III-VII and Amendments.
20. 20 – Workingmen. Presidents.
21. 21 – The Art of Not Forgetting.
22. 22 – Memory Rhymes. Happiness Defined. The Depths of Space. Eulogy on the Dog.
23. 23 – Health and Beauty. Infant Feeding and Management.
24. 24 – Names of Months and Days. Tips for Housekeepers. Character in Faces. Modern Fables. Mileage Between Cities.
25. 25 – Law and Legal Holidays.
26. 26 – Chamois Skins. Meaning of Names.
27. 27 – American Cities. State Flowers. Height of Structures. Age of Trees. Dictionary of Aeronautics. College Colors. Osteopathy.
28. 28 – Trademarks and Patents. Shakespeare’s Counsel. Money.
29. 29 – Facts of General Interest. Some of Nature’s Wonders. Rules of the Road. Canary Birds.
30. 30 – Recipes and Trade Secrets, Part 1.
31. 31 – Recipes and Trade Secrets, Continued.
32. 32 – Opportunity. Weights and Measures. Phrenology. Parliamentary Law.
33. 33 – Friendly Advice on Many Subjects
34. 34 – Accidents and Emergencies. Poisons. Philosophical Facts.
35. 35 – Advertisements, Part 1
36. 36 – Advertisements, part 2
37. 37 – Advertisements, Part 3
38. 38 – Advertisements, Part 4.
39. 39 – Advertisements, Part 5
40. 40 – Advertisements, Part 6.
41. 41 – Advertisements, Part 7
42. 42 – Advertisements, Part 8
43. 43 – Advertisements, Part 9

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Summary

Written in 1910, this “cyclopedia” is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is more humorous than practical — although some advice never goes out of style.

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- Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing

Awesome read. Its amazing how much things have changed in 100 yrs.