Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pages in Time

This summer has been slow for garage sales around here, but the few I have attended were a total score.  I love, love, love old magazines and paper anything actually.  Over a month ago I purchased an armload of old magazines and have just now sat down to go through the stack.  What was I thinking??  Stashed among the stacks of Progressive Farmer and LOOK and POST were a couple of early 1800 printings.  There is no cover left on them and no hints on the pages...whatever those publication tags are called....they just aren't there.  The pages are so extremely fragile that I touch and turn each one with great care.  I have a couple that are 1825 also in the group that are identifiable and I am sure the mystery pages pre-date those easily.  The artwork and information is priceless. 
I have scanned a few of the pages for your use.  I kept the resolution high so you can capture the beautiful detail so expect a slower download.  I hope you love them as much as I do and can use them in your art soon.
This page is especially informative about the proper flirtations with your gloves.  There was also information about flirtations with one's handkerchief, parasol, fan, hat and eyes. 
Another publication was the Iowa Seed company catalog from January 1910.  Within it's scrumptious pages were the order forms, return envelopes and special promotional coupons.  It is like a little mini time capsule that has survived beautifully these past 100 years.
I hope you enjoy all these goodies.  I hope to scan more of these beautiful pages soon and perhaps we can all practice our flirtations with our parasols.


My Vintage Studio said...

Thank you for sharing your images with us today.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs, Sharon

JunkinJane said...

Thanks, love tem, they were a great find!

Ruby said...

WOW! These are gorgeous. You never know what you might find in between or on the bottom. :) Thanks for sharing.