"Picture Paragraphs is a great book. This book is an exact reproduction of the edition published in 1913 and gives a fascinating glimpse of practices and techniques used just over a century ago. It shows how ordinary tasks were achieved with the technology of the day. A lot of the items and techniques have now disappeared but some are still in existence today. This book answers a lot of questions of how and why things were done in such a way and how they have evolved over the last century. Each item is beautifully illustrated with 475 sketches and accompanied with explanatory text explaining each item in detail.