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Finally . . . it has been over a year since I first acquired The Standard Designer, a 19th century fashion magazine at a local antique shop with the help of another customer. More or less every month I have tried to bring you at least eight pages of the periodical. The photographs are lamentably not of the highest quality. However, as I mention each month, if a particular page interests you please don’t hesitate to ask for a scanned copy in the comment section. I am a Librarian, after all, and have access to a scanner, thankyouverymuch. This post I will literally be closing the book on this particular interest and issue. There are just a few more pages than the typical eight, so you are in for a treat, since the advertisements are some of the most amusing portions of the collection. On the whole history of my first authentic, if dilapidated, 19th century fashion magazine, you can revert back to the beginning when my life was under much different circumstances or by clicking on The Standard Designer tag in the side bar. Adieu, Dear Friend.


Page 99 Velaro Creamola, really?


Page 100 Witchkloth, I’ll say!


Page 101 Great slogan for the Remington


Page 102 Yes, because the Fizzy Bangs Look is all the rage


Page 103 An ad for safety pins?! Patent pending!


Page 104 Can you find the ad for the “Nicotine Patch”?


Page 105 The Personals reads like comments on a Facebook wall, for better or worse


Page 106 Arsenic wafers! That’ll do it.


Page 107 Dye in 30 Minutes!–Talk about creating interest


Page 108 When the Hook and Eye was a new thing


Page 109 Hot water bags. Sounds sexy.


Page 110 Crayon portraits?! For realz??


Page 111 Rip offs, beware!


Page 112/Back cover Long waisted corsets, because every gentleman prefers a gal with short legs