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Debut of The Young Woman’s Journal

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 10, 2014

The cover of the first issue of The Young Woman’s Journal, October 1889 —





  1. This makes me want to break out my colored pencils and start coloring the letters and the flowers. Maybe I will print it off and do just that when I wake up at night and can’t go back to sleep.

    Comment by Maurine — January 10, 2014 @ 8:51 pm

  2. Ha! Love it. If you do, send a picture to show on blog!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — January 10, 2014 @ 8:56 pm

  3. Whoah – this design looks more 1920s than 1880s! Never would’ve guessed.

    Comment by David Y. — January 11, 2014 @ 11:54 pm

  4. Exquisite work. J.Manz & Co. was an engraving house in Chicago.

    Comment by reed russell — January 12, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

  5. I like how the spot for the date and volume number were written so they can be updated, but the editor and the price was not. Ah, the days before inflation.

    Was this cover design reused in later issues?

    Comment by Bruce Crow — January 14, 2014 @ 10:29 am

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