"Pine shavings are the best to use, as they are less brittle than those of harder woods. Select a number and put them to soak in cold water to make the sot and pliable." -Beard, 1906

Basket made of wood shavings

"Pine shavings are the best to use, as they are less brittle than those of harder woods. Select a number…

A boy talking with a man, in the backyard.

Boy

A boy talking with a man, in the backyard.

"A modern square cottage, or 'bungalow', well proportioned. A good design for a village house." —Kinne, 1920

Modern bungalow

"A modern square cottage, or 'bungalow', well proportioned. A good design for a village house." —Kinne,…

Illustration comparing the fundamental units of measure 1 cubic yard and 1 cubic meter.

Comparison Of Units Of Cubic Measure

Illustration comparing the fundamental units of measure 1 cubic yard and 1 cubic meter.

A well-planted farmyard, with trees at the sides, flowers in the corners and about the house, and an open lawn.

Farmhouse

A well-planted farmyard, with trees at the sides, flowers in the corners and about the house, and an…

A dilapidated farmhouse made attractive by vines and flowers.

Dilapidated farmhouse

A dilapidated farmhouse made attractive by vines and flowers.

Scattered planting of trees pruned in artificial shapes in front of a farmhouse.

Side view of farmhouse

Scattered planting of trees pruned in artificial shapes in front of a farmhouse.

A girl is measuring the chalkboard using a yardstick. There are conversions written on the board.

Girl Measuring

A girl is measuring the chalkboard using a yardstick. There are conversions written on the board.

A home with a yard

Home and yard

A home with a yard

"Monkey reefed, said of a sail when the yard is on the cap and the reef-tackles are hauled out." -Whitney, 1911

Monkey Reef Jib

"Monkey reefed, said of a sail when the yard is on the cap and the reef-tackles are hauled out."…

An illustration of men sitting in a circle talking.

Men Sitting in Circle

An illustration of men sitting in a circle talking.

"Making a sash-curtain for her room.' -Beard, 1906

Making a sash-curtain

"Making a sash-curtain for her room.' -Beard, 1906

Illustration comparing the fundamental units of measure 1 square yard and 1 square meter.

Comparison Of Units Of Square Measure

Illustration comparing the fundamental units of measure 1 square yard and 1 square meter.

A male turkey, sitting in front of a barn.

Turkey

A male turkey, sitting in front of a barn.

An old spinning wheel used to spin cotton into yard.

Spinning Wheel

An old spinning wheel used to spin cotton into yard.

Illustration showing that one foot is one third of a yard.

Yard And Foot

Illustration showing that one foot is one third of a yard.