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Peterson's Magazine August 1887 Victorian Fashion Literature Magazine Antique 1880s Steampunk Fashions Historical Dress Black & White Art
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This is an original brochure, NOT a scan. Peterson's Magazine from August, 1887.  Features lots of beautiful black and white drawings of fashions of the day, as well as original artwork.  The back includes some designs for working in worsted and chenille, as well as an embroidery template.  These are very basic illustrations, and would require some real observation to recreate them, as instructions are minimal.

About 50 pages.  The covers are missing, and there may be some missing pages, but it's impossible to tell, as issues of this period did not start with page 1.  That being said, if there are missing pages, I don't think it is many, as other issues I have have similar page counts.  Binding was originally done with two staples and is loosening.  I'm sure with much handling it will come loose, which is no surprise, given its age.  There are a couple of pages tucked inside that appear to be from another issue, as one has an August date on it.

Such a beautiful insight into the historical fashion of the time.

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