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Yes, Part 10! Can you believe it? Just think there is still more to come! More of what, you may ask? More of The Standard Designer! A 1896 fashion periodical I discovered with the help of a friend back in February. While every page is accounted for, the condition of the overall magazine is rather dismal. In fact, it is clearly evident a child used some of the pages as a coloring book. *clutches chest at the horror of it all!*scarcely breathes* The sacrilege! That’s akin to taking a sharpie to Ferrari!

Since February, I have taken snapshots of about eight pages a month to share with you, Dear Readers. I’m a librarian, after all, and do not believe in withholding such historically awesome information from the public when I know full well this issue is not available anywhere online. So if you want original blog content, this is it! As to why I choose eight pages instead of seven or nine, I have a thing for the number four and its derivatives. Consider it my lucky number. In this instance, four is too paltry a numeral. Don’t you think? If I used the smaller digit there would be upwards of 40 parts to this post– “ain’t nobody got time for that.”

Below are pages 69-76. Since these images are taken directly from my phone camera, they are by no means high-definition. If you see a page that interests you and would prefer it in better detail, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comment section and I will take the desire page and scan it in high-def at the library. Just let me know.

Page 69 "Time-about 10:30 on a foggy night in November."

Page 69 “Time-about 10:30 on a foggy night in November.”

Page 71 "But she experienced that feeling known only to those who have come in close contact with the supernatural."

Page 71 “But she experienced that feeling known only to those who have come in close contact with the supernatural.”

Page 72 "Here it is that the art of selection comes into play."

Page 72 “Here it is that the art of selection comes into play.”

Page 73 "It is, therefore, necessary to consider well the essential characteristics of an object before attempting to express it on paper."

Page 73 “It is, therefore, necessary to consider well the essential characteristics of an object before attempting to express it on paper.”

Page 74 "The morning brought a second letter from Cousin Nelly."

Page 74 “The morning brought a second letter from Cousin Nelly.”

Page 75 "Near the bed is a small, square table with a lamp and a book upon it, for our up-to-date cousin has the vice of reading in bed."

Page 75 “Near the bed is a small, square table with a lamp and a book upon it, for our up-to-date cousin has the vice of reading in bed.”

Page 76 "When one recalls the passionate intensity of Miss Rosetti's poems, we see in the present volume only the anemic efforts of extreme youth."

Page 76 “When one recalls the passionate intensity of Miss Rosetti’s poems, we see in the present volume only the anemic efforts of extreme youth.”

 

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