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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Pretty Laces(preface)
  • Pretty Faces(preface)
  • Sleeveless Baby Jacket(crochet)
  • Dr. Miles' Medicines
  • Tatted Corset Cover
  • Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills
  • Luncheon Doilies(linen center,Crochet?)
  • Testimonials
  • Filet Rose Panel
  • A Famous Nerve Medicine
  • Infant's Jacket(crochet)
  • More Testimonials
  • Dr. Miles' Laxative Tablets
  • Yet More Testimonials
  • Simple Corset Cover(crochet)
  • And Even More Testimonials
  • Edging Insertion Medallion, (2)Cats on Table, Chair(filet)
  • And then we have more Testimonials
  • Dr. Miles' Liver Pills
  • And the Testimonials keep coming...
  • Stomach Disorders in Children
  • Testimonials again...
  • Daisy Yoke(crochet)
  • Testimonials
  • Filet Dresser Scarf
  • Testimonials
  • Crochet Centerpiece(round)
  • Testimonials
  • Nervous Ailments
  • Testimonials
  • Tatted Luncheon Set
  • Medical Advice Free
  • Dr. Miles' Preparations
  • Our Guarantee(in case all the testimonials didn't convince you already)

Title: Pretty Laces and Faces
Author/Designer: Dr. Miles Medical Co.
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1914ish
Publisher: Dr. Miles Medical Co.
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 6 1/2" x 5"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- Dr. Miles Medical Company was founded in 1884 by Franklin Miles, a specialist in the treatment of eye and ear problems, with an interest in the connection of the nervous system to overall health. The preface reveals this booklet got published 30 years after the foundation of the company, so it got published around 1914. A third of the pages are crochet and tatting patterns, a third of the pages are ads for various pills and philters, and the other third of the pages were written testimonials from happy customers.

I ran across this tiny booklet in an ebay auction, and on a whimsy bid for it, and got it. It is one of the oddest little artifacts of tatting I've ever run across. It was printed on cheap newsprint, so it has not fared well as it aged, and is now quite brown and practically crumbling. I'll be scanning and making a PDF of it, to preserve its contents, and so that the ladies of my guild can look at it without further damaging the fragile original. If you're curious, e-mail me and I'll share. This was a hoot.