Note: For a modern look at this topic, check out six tips for money-making hobbies.
What would Get Rich Slowly have been like if it were produced seventy years ago? Maybe something like this. (Or maybe not.) All text and illustrations from Money-Making Hobbies by A. Frederick Collins, published 1938 by D. Appleton-Century Company. I am not making this up. Enjoy!
A Word to You
It is my private opinion publicly expressed that there is no need for any man or woman who is compos mentis to belong to the file of the great unemployed whether or not there is a recession on. This statement is based on the premise that every normal person is endowed by omniscient Nature with the innate ability to do some one thing well, and by dint of application to do it exceedingly well.
Now along whatever track of endeavor this faculty of yours may happen to run, you can convert it into a living wage, and often into a paying business, if you will but take your horse by the reins and fan it right out of the gate and keep on fanning it.
Things You Can Make Out of Paper
What are called surrealistic flowers are also made of crepe paper, but, while they look like flowers, Nature in her most cockeyed mood never made a species of them that were quiet so fanciful and intriguing as these hybrid concoctions of imagination and paper. One of these is the button-button tree, and, as you see, it looks like a Walt Disney Silly Symphony.
Making Corrugated Cardboard Animals — Surrealists love these animals because they are totally unlike any that ever trod the earth, and yet they look enough like certain species to be recognizable. All that you need to make them with is a little imagination, a few strips of corrugated cardboard which is not too heavy and is smooth on one side and corrugated on the other, and some strands of pulled crape for the hair, the heads, and the tails.