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The Ladies’ World, December 1896: A Selection

The cover.

The cover.


Who pays for all those clothes wantonly destroyed by well-intentioned female efforts? The disgruntled patriarch, of course … buy Pearline soap.

The magazine has one page devoted to Winter 1896 fashions.

The magazine has one page devoted to Winter 1896 fashions: Big sleeves are IN.


I’m still a little confused over this ad. Maybe these are like modern ones that fit into the armpits of dresses? Some truth in advertising is lost with the perspective of the image, I think.


The G-D Waist, whose makers never said its name out loud and thought, “wait a moment …”


… As seen on TV.


An interesting note on beauty – hairless arms! Balanced by the advertisement for wigs directly above.


Gotta love these old ads. I’m interested in the photo retouching ad and the ‘Bankrupt Stock Bicycles’.