If only we could look this good at 112 years old. This superb, oversized issue of The Ladies Home Journal originally sold for 10 cents in November 1900.
It features a beautiful bride on its front cover and is loaded with articles, ads, and illustrations. It will leave you enamoured with antique Victorian, if you aren't already.
This magazine is in excellent condition, and is in near mint condition if you really consider its age. It was a truly treasured piece, most likely as a result of the material within and on the cover.
Measuring 16.25" high x 11.25" wide, with 49 black and white pages. The front and rear covers are in muted colors. The spine is intact and there are only 2 inner pages that have wiggled away from their staple attachment over the last century.
Articles include "A Story of Beautiful Women," "The Loveliest Woman in All America (The Story of Emily Marshall)," "How Aunt Sally Brought Down the House," "The Future of the White House" (one of my favorites), "The Most Artistic House in New York City (The Home o Louis C. Tiffany)," "Has the American Bad Manners? By An American Mother," "Dolls for Christmas," "Halloween or Harvest Dishes," "Dainty House and Negligee Gowns," and "The Successor to the Tailor-Made Gown" are among many others.
It is loaded with ads, including Nestles, Pillsbury's, Lord & Taylor, Lea & Perrins, Gold Dust, Colgate, 1847 Rogers Bros, F.A.O Schwarz, Thomson's Glove-Fitting Corsets, Pearline Soap Powder, Lowney's Chocolate Bon Bons, Walter Baker Cocoa & Chocolate, Quaker Oats, Warner's Rust-Proof Corsets, Cream of Wheat...to name a few! This is just the tip of the iceberg. This is just a sample of names that are familiar and/or are still in business.
A striking, full length page of "Waiting For The Mail" by A.B. Frost is in this magazine.
Again, the condition is phenomenal with age-related toning, scattered tiny paper tears and the name Edith Pfan faintly signed in pencil on the upper right corner of the front cover. (It is lightly visible, but it is there ~ just mentioned for accuracy purposes.)
Published by The Curtis Publishing Company of Philadelphia, November 1900, Vol. XVII, No. 12. Yearly Subscriptions, One Dollar. Single Copies, Ten Cents.
This is a spectacular addition to any ephemera collection. Even if you intend not to purchase, I hope you enjoyed this viewing of American history. The writing and photographing involved in its listing was a true labor of love.
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