The first section lists online book collections.
Following that are links to some of the books I've found there.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR THE DECORATIVE ARTS
THE ONLINE BOOKS PAGE from the Univerity of Pennsylvania
DIGITAL BOOK INDEX you have to log in to use this site. For the organization line, just put in 'none'.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
CHILDREN'S BOOKS ON LINE You'll love the illustrations in these old books
HEARTH the home economics archive from Cornell University. Check Subjects to see what's covered on the site, I like to use the Browse page to look through books.
IBIBLIO from the University of North Carolina
THE INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY'S LISTING OF ONLINE TEXTS
THE BRITISH LIBRARY ONLINE GALLERY did you ever think you could read the Lindisfarne Gospels, or Jane Asten's The History of England written in her own hand, or peruse Leonardo da Vinci's personal notebook? Now you can.
VILLAGE LIFE IN AMERICA 1852—1872, as told in the Diary of a school-girl, Caroline Richards, who lived in Canandaigua, N. Y. ( link repaired)
THE LADIES'S WORK-BOOK :containing instructions in Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, &c., Victorian era, date unknown
THE LADIES' ALBUM OF FANCY WORK FOR 1850 "NOVEL, ELEGANT, AND USEFUL DESIGNS IN KNITTING, NETTING, CROCHET, BRAIDING, AND
GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK Vol. 42, January, 1851
A NEW TREATISE ON FLOWER PAINTING,or, Every lady her own drawing master: containing familiar and easy instructions for acquiring a perfect knowledge of drawing flowers with accuracy and taste: Also complete directions for producing the various tints...published 1818
AMERICA OF THE FIFTIES,LETTERS OF FREDRIKA BREMER the 1850's, that is. You can also read the scanned page images if you prefer.
TRAVELS IN AMERICA 1750-1920 an extensive collection of books and pamphlets, all from The Library of Congress
MY LIFE AS AN INDIAN:THE STORY OF A RED WOMAN AND A WHITE MAN IN THE LODGES OF THE BLACKFEET published 1907 --- link fixed
ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF FURNITURE FROM THE EARLIEST TO THE PRESENT TIME the present time being 1893
STYLES OF ORNAMENT exhibited in designs, and arranged in historical order, with descriptive text. 1906