It has been one year since I first debut The Standard Designer June 1896 edition! Can you believe it? Found in a bottom of a trunk in local antique store off the beaten path and snatched up for cheap, I have been giving readers monthly glimpses of this Victorian fashion magazine for the past twelve months. Admittedly, the periodical is not in the best shape. It has rips, tears, stains, and some child took their markers to it as a coloring book! Quelle horreur! Yet every page is accounted for, which is a rarity with antiquated publications. I hope to one day to visit New York and take a picture in front of the original address. . . maybe even dressed in costume!! Because that wouldn’t be weird. . .
Here is the next installment of eight pages, you have been so eagerly waiting for:
I know what you must be thinking; “Didn’t you just write a Standard Designer post last week?” Yes, I did. Technically, last week’s post should have been last month’s post. However given the renovation I was living in and the sadness of Christmas . . . it was not posted. Today, I am on schedule for January’s post. Woot! Nothing like being on top of things!
For those who have no idea what I’m jawing about, The Standard Designer is a Late-Victorian era periodical my friend and I found in a local antique shop a long while ago. It was always my intent to share this fashion magazine, more so, once I found out this particular issue was not available online. Each month since its purchase I posted eight pictures from The Standard Designer for y’all to see. Thus said, I didn’t properly “math” and was not expecting to be continuing these posts for so long. Apparently, the periodical was a more lengthy than I assumed. The condition and quality is rather poor, but all the pages are present, which is noteworthy. My photographs are also not the highest quality, but if there is any page that catches your eye, please let me know. I will gladly scan a high definition image for you.
The succeeding eight pages are as follows:
Gather around, gather around. I have rounded up the monthly news for you. Well . . . only eight really interesting articles. Much of the headlines are entertaining and bit zany. All news is gleaned from the web and is 19th century related or Steampunk affiliated. There is a nice blend of modern and historical. Some are articles on museum exhibitions and historical programming, others document the past, and a few Steampunk news season the offerings. To our contemporary senses, it is the historical accounts that are practically incredulous!
- A Historical House revamps its programming offerings and see a flood of new visitors!
- Bicycle Face, it is a disease. . . or is it?
- Steampunk stop animation film! Are you going to see it??
- Deadly fashion in the 19th century; so beautiful it could kill.
- What disability looks like in the 1800s.
- Java Heads; not quite Jarheads but just as effective.
- Steampunk Computer Game! Because . . . well, why ever not?!
- Trollope gets the graphic novel treatment. I am beyond curious.