Sunday, 24 April 2016

It's not Cosmopolitan !

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Magazines have been a part of American culture since American Magazine was first published in colonial America.
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Peterson's and Godey's dominated the 19th century American women's magazine industry.

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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.

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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.

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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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