1948 Mending Men's Suits Pamphlet, United States Department of Agriculture No. 482, Home Sewing Instruction, WW2, 23 pages, Clarice L Scott

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Another terrific booklet for the Home Sewer who was still trying to stretch a dollar after the war. Careful mending could keep everyone well dressed and looking their best even though a new suit might not be in the budget at the moment.

From the front page:
"If she has a knack with her needle, the home sewer can confidently undertake a good many of the simpler repairs and alterations in a man's suit or overcoat. Success, however, does call for learning and using some of the tried and tested methods of professional tailors."

There is a materials list (thread, beeswax, pocketing, etc.), followed by instructions on how to guard a new suit against wear as well as instructions on repairing worn trouser knees and how to reseat trousers or mend a worn collar roll.

This booklet was originally issued in January 1943, revised in January 1946, and this copy was printed in 1948. It originally sold for .15¢

Hard finish but thin paper, 8 inches x 10 inches with a stapled spine, 23 pages.

The photos are good, but the illustrations are terrific! Skillfully drawn and the explain the process being described really well.

Condition is Very Good vintage. Someone (Stanley Corta?) has written his name in sepia brown ink on the first inside page, upper corner. There are a few corner folds and some discoloration around the edges, but otherwise it's in surprisingly good shape for a nearly 70 year old paper booklet.

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