curtaining, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The window today gives us light, are and a view of the outside world. It has become a necessary part of the architectural scheme of every home or public building no matter how simply built. “In the middle ages it was only a slit in the wall (a breezy slit in the winter) thru which one looked for trouble.” A use it has not entirely lost even at the present time. As the window has developed into its present place in the scheme of building there has been an ever increasing demand for ideas and materials that will help the homemaker fit the windows into the decorative scheme of the whole house both inside and out. It is only very recently that the beautiful materials for window hangings have been on the market. (See more in text.)
Wilder, Susan Z., "Individual Note in Curtaining" (1924). SDSU Extension Circulars. 215.