Women and their Work

MACLEAN’S QUESTION BOX

EDWINA SETON September 1 1925
Women and their Work

MACLEAN’S QUESTION BOX

EDWINA SETON September 1 1925

MACLEAN’S QUESTION BOX

EDWINA SETON

Question—A.M.: Could you place us in communication with some firms that make thirty dozen egg crates, also the price per crate. At once, please.

Answer—When a personal reply is desired, stamped, self-addressed envelope must be enclosed. I ha .• e sent you three addresses obtained from the Canadian Manufacturers’ Assn., Bank of Hamilton Bldg., Toronto.

Questionemdash;J.D., Montreal: Will you kindly tell me where I can have old marble tables polished and cut anew?

Answeremdash;In your city there is the firm of J. G. Deery, 1054 Durocher Street.

Questionemdash;Miss H., Maritimes: Can you tell me the names of some books relating to basketry, batik, raffia, metal work, etc.

Answeremdash;The Artistic Crafts Series, published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 70 Bond Street, Toronto, contain books on Silverwork and Jewellery, Bookbinding, Stained Glass Work, Dress Design, Heraldry, Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving, etc. In their Handiwork Series are “The Art of Basket-Making,” “Cane Weaving,” “Raffia Work,” “Lantern Making,” “Woodcarving.” A book ■called “Batik Dyeing” is to be had from Backmeier & Co., Inc., 448 West 37th St., New York, who also sell Batik dyes packed in two-ounce tins.

Questionemdash;Erin-go-broke: Noticing

the varied requests from many readers in your Question Box, I write to ask if you can suggest any way by which I •could obtain work, having in vain tried the agencies and answered advertisements. I am 35, an Arts graduate, and have held good executive office positions, but for the past two years, through no fault of my own, have been unable to get anything to do but stray, casual jobs. I’m getting so shabby I’m losing my nerve. Please don’t tell me to canvass,

for I cannot do it, but I can sail any craft afloat, swim like a fish and am pretty much an outdoor man.

Answeremdash;Your problem is one of those that even the wisest can hardly solve. I asked a professional man what he would do if situated as you are. His answer was that until an office post was forthcoming, he would try to pick up some painting jobs, doing porches and doorsteps, as many will have this work done if they can get it done very cheaply when they would not go to the expense of a professional decorator. Being in Toronto, you might be able to follow this advice.

Questionemdash;L.D.: I have some pretty views of the Magdalen Islands which I think rather good. May I ask the names of Canadian post card publishers who might buy them, and also American ones?

Answeremdash;A few Toronto firms that produce picture postcards are Canadian Postcard Co., 1570 Dundas W.; Carlton Publishing Co., 326 Spadina; College Press Co., 357 College; W. E. Coutts, 263 Adelaide West; Copp, Clark Co., 517 Wellington West, and Hertel Harshman Co., 326 Spadina. In the United States Raphael Tuck & Co., 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, and H. F. Blanchard, 65 Hudson St., South Glen Fails, N.Y. The latter pays from $3 to $5 each for landscape and seascape subjects not smaller than 6 ylt;¿ x 8 on glossy paper, and must have the negative on every photo purchased.

Question emdash; Mrs. H. M., Victoria: Kindly tell me the name of a magazine published monthly on china painting, and where I can obtain the same?

Answeremdash;Keramic Studio, a monthly, 40 cents a copy and $4 a year, is an excellent periodical given over to china painting, decoration and pottery work. McKennz’s Book Store,Yonge Street,near Richmond St., Toronto, will order it for you.