Magazines have been a part of American culture since American Magazine was first published in colonial America.
Peterson's and Godey's dominated the 19th century American women's magazine industry.
Launched in 1842 Peterson's included a combination of literature, sewing patterns, craft projects, recipes, domestic advice, fashion plates - both colored and black and white and all sorts of advertising.
Using their European counterparts as inspiration, the American editors sought to present the current fashion trends in a more Americanized manner. Plates from French magazines were often copied and modified to suit the more "modest" American tastes.
We thought for today's post it would be interesting for you to "read" the June 1883 edition of PETERSONS LADYS NATIONAL MAGAZINE It's more Good Housekeeping than Cosmopolitan !
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