Edwardian Grooming, and Mode.

Collector of vintage magazines, my father is my own personal librarian and archivist. Learning about my participation in Vintage Pattern Lending Library’s Titanic Project, he sorted his way through stacks, files, racks, and boxes of magazines from around the time of the Titanic’s sailing.

Life, Country Life in America, The Housewife, and The Rural Home – as well as Travel magazines – were in a box he loaned me for my scanning project. Now that I’m excited about sewing fashions from La Mode Illustree, I’m inquisitive about the first part of the twentieth century. Photos and articles from 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 were especially interesting. Here are just a few – until I have time to add more… :

Edwardian advertisement, scanned by Toile La La.

Egyptian Deities Cigarette Ad image, scanned by Toile La La.

Edwardain Gimbel Ad image, scanned by Toile La La.

Edwardian Standard plumbing ad image, scanned by Toile La La.

Edwardian Paris Turban image, scanned by Toile La La.

Being unfamiliar with a “hair receiver”, I had to perform research:  Inside receptacles like the one below, women of the Victorian and Edwardian era saved culled hair from brushes and combs to pack inside pincushions, pillows, or even their own hairstyles – to create volume and height.

Edwardian Parisian hair receivers image, scanned by Toile La La.

Edwardian British Haberdashery ad image, scanned by Toile La La.

Edwardian Banner Tailoring ad image, scanned by Toile La La.

Edwardian Ladies Shirt-Waist image, scanned by Toile La La.

Edwardian Dresses and Hats Image, scanned by Toile La La.

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