Here's a way to be "fitted for a profession now most profitable". Just complete "fifty interesting and practical lessons" and you'll be prepared to earn money a as fashion illustrator in your own city!
Actually Mr. William T. Van Dresser did some lovely illustrations, including (I assume) the lady in this ad. He did the art for this charming children's book and you can find magazine covers with more lovely ladies. So maybe he was on to something and you could have had a career!