This shabby, worn cover from the Aug. – Sept. 1908 issue of The Boston Cooking School Magazine includes illustrations of cooking equipment, steaming cups (perhaps filled with tea), a sugar bowl filled with sugar cubes and a creamer. Stalks of wheat are designed in a circular pattern behind the illustrations. The magazine was a 10 cents a copy or 1 dollar for a one-year subscription. Click on image to enlarge.
This one is great. One wouldn’t have saved anything by doing it for a year it seems. If it came out every two months it would have only cost 60 cents by buying them by the issue.
Many magazines in those days would combine the August September and another 2 months and the rest of the year it came monthly. I remember when I was a young bride that there was a magazine that came each month but the June/July and August/September issues were combined because the children were usually out for June, July and August and most mothers did not have the time to read magazines with trying to keep up with the children. I remember we got out of school about the middle to end May and went back to school after Labor day in September. That was the reason for the double magazine.
This is just perfect! Love it, thank you!
Yum! Can’t wait to make a cookbook journal and use this wonderful image. Thanks!
Julie J says
TerriSue, that’s funny. I didn’t pay attention to the pricing. I’m guessing they didn’t have a whole lot of annual subscribers. 🙂
Peggy, I’m happy to know you love it! 🙂
PA, I was hoping someone might enjoy using this in a journal. 🙂
Christine Eaton Jones says
I’m always surprised at all the wonderful books you manage to find. This is cookbook is adoreable.
I am wondering if there is any way of getting the rest of the pages. I know that in those days there were not that many pages in magazines. I love old cooking magazines and books. Read them like they are a novel or other story. Better than the books today.
Julie J says
Christine, it’s great to know you like it.
Jackie, I agree that they are very interesting to read and I love seeing the old advertising as well. This one has 97 pages to it and although I don’t have time to scan all the pages, I would be happy to scan an article here and there for you, from this one and/or one of the other four issues in my collection.
TerriSue and Jackie, here is more info on your interesting observations. I went back to the other issues in my collection and the dates on the covers are: October 1906, January 1907, December 1909 and Aug-Sept 1910 which indicates that some issues did come out monthly. I also found further information included at the bottom of the contents page that indicated the magazine was published ten times a year. Still no bargain to be had by purchasing an annual subscription.