America’s Domestic Gurus Are Bad Girls
Why do the pages of shelter magazines for women seem so pristine? The answer is not what you think, according to one scholar.
An Ad Campaign for Ads
Back in the 1920s and ‘30s, the magazine Women’s Home Companion tried explicitly appealing to its readers to take the ads seriously.
Marriage: Not What It Used to Be
Marriage and relationship advice has changed as the institutions evolve.
How Fashion Magazines Talked in the 1930s
The Splashy language of fashion magazines prompted one linguist to look closer at the over-the-top dialect in Vogue and Ladies’ Home Journal of the 30s
The Birth of Fashion Magazines
Fashion magazines, which first emerged in the 19th century, bridged notions of femininity with an increasingly consumerist society.