1938 Fashion from McCall's

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Vintage fashion illustration from 1938, as featured in McCall's magazine in June of that year.

Vintage Fashion in Black and White

Thursday, March 12, 2015

More vintage fashion, this time a black and white illustration from McCall's magazine from 1916. "For afternoon calls and afternoon teas." Sounds nice!

November 1915 Fashion

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vintage fashion illustration featuring pink and black evening gowns, from McCall's magazine, November 1915.

The American Girl in France

From Harrison Fisher's "American Girls Abroad." Found in the September 1909 issue of the Ladies' Home Journal magazine.

Helena Rubinstein's Foam Bath

Monday, March 9, 2015

A pretty pink add full of apple blossoms, for Helena Rubinstein's Foam Bath, from 1941.

Vintage Fashion with Black and White Stripes

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This rather modern-looking, black and white striped dress is from a fashion illustration in the September 1911 issue of the Delineator magazine.

Diamond Dyes

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A beautiful Edwardian ad for Diamond Dyes from 1911 - "The Fashion Helpers."

Beauty Budget

This delightful little frame came from an article in the May 1922 issue of Woman's Home Companion. It sets your "beauty budget" for the week - referring to your budget of time. Each day had a certain focus, such as wrinkles, hair, and skin.

Congoleum Floor Coverings

Friday, March 6, 2015

I love everything about this ad, from the colors used to the way it is designed and styled. Also we get a tiny glimpse into a beautiful vintage bathroom and living room. The ad is for Congoleum Floor Coverings and I found it in a 1914 magazine.

Sheer, Lovely, Lasting Make-up

A lovely black and white illustration from 1942 for Translucid make-up, accented with pops of bright red text.

1920's Sports Fashion

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The latest woolen fashions for sports, from a 1926 ad for Lux soap. I love the green chevron stripes and all the bright colors in this drawing.

Two friends taking the Melba Face Powder Test

A lovely, black and white illustration of two friends taking the Melba Face Powder test, from a 1922 advertisement.

Woodbury's Facial Soap

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"What woman does not know that she is a thousand times more attractive when her skin is smooth and fresh and fair!"
This illustration is from a 1928 ad for Woodbury's Facial Soap. The slogan was "A Skin you Love to Touch."

A Sunny Corner

Monday, March 2, 2015

What an inspiration for a home office! If only I could have that exact floor, rug, curtains and flowers in my own home. This beautiful, sunny corner with a big desk and lots of plants was found in a 1934 ad for Armstrong Linoleum Floors.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Day, Night

This gorgeous illustration done in black, white, and a vibrant hot pink comes from the February 1923 issue of Woman's Home Companion magazine. It accompanied an article called "Good Looks - from A almost to Z."

Delineator Magazine from 1900

Here is a lovely magazine cover, right from the very end of the Victorian period. The magazine was the November 1900 issue of the Delineator, and the cover shows a winter outfit in shades of brown.

Antique Ford Cars

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I'm not very much into cars, but even I could see the beauty of this lovely illustration. It's a close-up of a part of a 1928 vintage ad for Ford cars, and the vivid colors of the cars contrasted with the soft pastel colors of the buildings, and the geometric lines throughout, make this one a favorite of mine.

Victorian Bride

Another bride, but this time a simple black and white Victorian illustration from an 1853 issue of Harper's magazine.

Edwardian Bride

This beautiful Edwardian bride comes from the cover of the June 1902 issue of Ladies Home Journal magazine. I love the way the bold golden yellow color of the background contrasts with the simple black and white illustration.