Several years ago, I shared digs in Brooklyn with a budding costume/hair designer. She introduced me to "The Delineator" magazine, which was published by Butterick Patterns from the late 19th century thru the thirties. A Googlebooks version
even has an article about Ebenezer Butterick himself.
But what caught my eye after downloading and saving this, was that my grandmother Lea, who was a fabulously-gifted needlewoman, and known for her exquisite crochet, probably read this same issue! She would have had a subscription, I'm sure. It's given me kind of a kick in the butt to try one of the lace patterns in the issue there.
It should only take me about a year.....if I get lucky and really stick to it. LOL