There are about nine issues here. I say "about" because several of them are missing a few pages, while there are a few that only have a few pages left. My family keeps everything forever, but our archiving skills leave a bit to be desired. The earliest issue is April 1916 and the latest is January 1921, with a single page also from a 1925 issue.
Every issue has several tatted pieces in it, which I will start showing you just as soon as I quit rambling. There's also a fair amount of crochet, some knitting, embroidery, sewing/ fashion information, and a bit of the kind of heartwarming if somewhat silly short fiction that women's magazines used to publish. Some of the ads are amusing, too. As far as I know, none of my ancestors tatted (and Grandma would have told me if they did). They would have been more interested in the crochet and sewing.
These magazines are all falling apart, so I won't put them on the scanner. Instead, I have taken photos of the interesting bits. Most of it you won't be able to read, but it will show you what was there. There's a lot, so I'm going to break it up into tentatively five posts over the next several days. I'll take the issues in chronological order, though I'll sometimes skip around a bit within an issue.
So, beginning with April 1916:
Baby Slippers. I guess the word "booties" hadn't been coined yet.
Collar. What I'm noticing (and have noticed with other older patterns) is that they had a lot more patience with hiding ends back then than many of us do today.
This is the first paragraph of the collar pattern. Each of the round motifs had some woven needlework in the center, and this paragraph tells you how to do it.