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Artifact of the Week: Godey's Lady's Book

cover of the ladies journal
Tue, 01/05/2021

This week's artifact is the August 1892 issue of Godey's Lady's Book, the so called "Queen of the Monthlies," published from 1830 to 1896. This magazine was one of the most popular women's magazines of all time, with more than 150,000 subscribers in its heyday. Its editors used the journal to influence fashion and etiquette, advocate for women in the workforce, and denounce American slavery.

interior and exterior of ladies journal