Paris Modes (Sept. 1909)

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I purchased this Magazine on eBay. It has a few strange spots on the cover, but most of the inside pages are in good shape. This magazine is one of the "newer" ones in my collection. It's firmly in the Edwardian era and is verging on Titanic era fashions.

This issue includes not only a large number illustrations, but also quite a few photographs. I guess printing photographs must have gotten easier and cheaper to print around that point. For whatever reason, they put in some lovely photos of styles from Paris as well as numerous photos accompanying their articles. I was especially amused by the one on "Milk and Philanthropy: Saving New York Babies in Summer-time". This is not the first article about milk I've found in a period magazine, so I'm forced to conclude the subject must have been considered especially interesting at the time. :P

There are number of other amusing articles in this issue including how to make cosmetics, how to take care of china and glass, Coney Island (and people you will see there), and what you should take on a trip to Europe to name a few. I find reading these articles very amusing, since they often show interesting similarities and differences to modern day opinions and journalism.

This was scanned on my new scanner, which doesn't handle color correction the same way as my old one. Most of the pages are about the same color that you'll see in the scans. I had a few problems scanning the inner margins near the center of the book, but I think the affected pages are still mostly legible. I always find this issue frustrating, since I don't want to damage the magazines I scan. It feels sacrilegious to harm a piece of history just so I'll have web content that I'm not allergic to.

This magazine cost me $25.20 and I spent about eight hours total scanning, prepping, and coding to get it online. If you enjoy it and feel inclined to tip me a dollar or two, I would be very grateful.

I've included both the 100 dpi and 300 dpi versions of the scans below. If you just want to read the magazine (rather than print it out) the smaller ones should work just fine.

Some people have expressed an interest in page thumbnails, so I've added those in. Currently the thumbnails link to the small version of each page.

Download the individual pages (100 dpi and 300 dpi respectively):