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History Guides - Lafayette

Lady's Magazine Online

The Lady's Magazine; or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement was begun in 1770 and ran until 1847. It went through a few names changes and a merger with another woman's magazine during that span. It was also known as:

  • Lady's Magazine or Mirror of the Belles Lettres, Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Fashions, etc.
  • Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles Lettres, Fine Arts, Music, Drama, Fashions, etc

See below for links to digitized copies of this magazine:

Harper's Bazar/Bazaar Online

Harper's Bazar (changed to Bazaar in 1930) was begun in 1867. It was read by middle and upper class women, who used it as a way to see what the current fashion trends were. It also contains stories and advertisements.

Below you will find links to digitized versions of some of the many issues of this magazine:

Good Housekeeping

Ladies Home Journal

McCall's

Redbook

Godey's Lady's Book

The Ladies' Treasury