Tuesday, April 21

kitty: Several Work Department Scans

Historical Library References
My Personal Collection

Godey's Lady's Book - 1869
January 1869 - Work Department
February 1869 - Work Department
March 1869 - Work Department

kk: Godey's Lady's Book Reference

updated - 11 August, 2006
kitty kitty: Godey's Lady's Book Reference
Godey's Lady's Book 1828-1898

Since MeowGirl and I started this blog I have wanted to include a section of historical reference for craft projects. I have been googling and unfortunatley haven't found a lot of online references for Godey's Lady's Magazine or Modern Priscilla. My two magazine obsessions. Over the past 20 years I have worked on collecting as many volumes of both magazine that I could afford.

So what is Godey's Lady's Magazine you may be asking. It was the first magazine established exclusively devoted to women in America. Sarah Hale's (first editor) creed was for the improvement of women and from day one she didn't turn from that goal.

Why would a crafting blog want to spend so much time researching Godey's Lady's Magazine references? In each issue there was a large section devoted to parlor crafts and fashion. Here click on, The Project Gutenberg eBook of Godey's Lady's Book - January 1851. If you scroll down the page there is a large section on; Knitted Flowers, Chenille Work, The Chemisettes and Undersleeves, corners for pocket handerchiefs, or even a new receipt for a washing mixture.

Note: After much though and consideration, I decieded over the next couple of months I will go ahead and post the articles from the Work Department that I have on the site. For other people who are working on making the text available they are obmiting these sections. Unfortunately these are the pages I most want to read, so I will make what I have available.

I did a lot of research and it appears that the magazines are all public domain.


kitty: Dover Books

Modern Library References still Available thanks to Dover:

Fashions and Costumes from Godey S Lady S Book: Including 8 Plates in Full Color
By Blum, Stella

Fashion Paper Dolls from Godey S Lady S Book, 1840-1854
By Johnston, S.


80 Godey S Full-Color Fashion Plates: 1838" 1880
By Olian, Joanne

kitty: References

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Godey's Lady's Book - January 1851

Godey's Lady's Book Online

Hope Greenberg's
University of Vermont

Sarah J. Hale
Prinston University

Selected Images from Godey's Lady's Book
Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture

October 1883 Godey's Lady's Book


Fashion Illustrations and Images from Godey's Lady's Book 1848 and 1849
The Costumers Manifesto

Godey's Lady's Book, May 1866
Katherine's Dress Site

Needlework Instructions from Godey's Lady's Book 1848 & 1849
Costumer;s Manifesto

Vintage Connection
Victorian Baby's Bootie
Victorian Ladies Slipper
Girl's Victorian Knitted Dress
Knitted Victorian Lace
Knitting Abbreviations adepted from the Delineator, March 1893
(They also have some amazing Delinator Patterns from the late 1890's)

Friday, August 11

kitty: Work Department March 1869

Godey's Lady's Book - March 1869 - Work Department
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kitty: Word Department Feb 1869

Godey's Lady's Book - Feb 1869 - Work Department
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kitty: Work Department January 1869

Godey's Lady's Book - January 1869 - Work Department
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