A few months ago, I made a blogpost about my vintage magazine collection. Since then, it’s gotten out of hand (as you’ll notice in upcoming posts…) and I wanted to share with you why I collect them, and maybe inspire you into collecting them too! Though, I hope not too many of you will, as I don’t want the prices of magazines to go up, haha! We are going to start with my most recent love: Good Housekeeping Magazine
Let’s start with a short history of this amazing magazine:
Good Housekeeping Magazine started in the US in 1885 and is still in print today! The ones I collect are from the UK, and the UK started publishing them since 1922. Unlike most magazines, these cover absolutely everything. One of my editions even featured an article on single mums!
I fell in love with these after seeing the covers. They are absolutely breathtaking! They are also quite big for a magazine of the era, these have more pages than any other magazine I collect.
They are a great glimpse into social history, not only do they cover fashion, but they cover advice on motherhood, housekeeping (what’s in a name…), short stories and recipes, but also help with life questions, such as marriage, illness and life in general. I really enjoy them for that reason! They have beautiful advertisements in it too, check out that Stockingless Cream… 😉 I can’t even explain to you how much I love these, they are by far the best of the best!!
They are so much fun and truly a window into history. I really, really love them and totally recommend them if you are starting out with magazines, history or just in general! 🙂