Corsets and Dogs- Images from Good Housekeeping 1909

But not dogs in corsets ;)

I haven’t shared images from old periodicals in a long while, and I must confess the reason.  As some of you know, I got really sick a while back. Part of that was due to new sinus problems.  And you know what gets me pretty badly now?  Mold.  I have a hard time handling my dear old paper collections and even old patterns.  Part of that is why I’ve decided to start the Resto-Vival patterns- handing new paper is much easier for me now that I’ve accumilated the sensitivity- so I’d like to get some of my treasured old patterns transferred over and shared.  Ah, my, how the Lord has a sense of humour- let’s give the girl with the vintage patterns and magazines a sensitivity to them ;)  In any case, I’ve been needing to wear a face mask to help keep my reaction down when dealing with old paper, and finally got up the gumption to give it a try and scan in a few images.  Seemed to work well!

My mom loaned me some of her old magazines a while back. These are from Good Housekeeping magazine, November 1909 issue.  I thought the illustrations were rather lovely.
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Luckily these days our manner of dealing with bad dogs has changed, but the informal sketchy nature of these illustrations from a short story are rather pretty and fun with the orange accent color.  They are by Reginald Birch.

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Hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday!

4 Comments on Corsets and Dogs- Images from Good Housekeeping 1909

  1. Juliet
    August 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh my, what charming pictures!

  2. Jill
    August 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm (5 years ago)

    These illustrations are such a treat! Thanks for sharing. SO sorry you’re dealing with such allergies!!

  3. Karen@Candid Diversions
    August 30, 2012 at 8:12 am (5 years ago)

    Those illustrations are too funny. Love the “you ole scoundrel” one.

    I have sinus difficulties too. Mine are seriously aggravated by dust and mold. I can almost say with complete honesty that I am allergic to cleaning. ;)

  4. Janice
    August 30, 2012 at 11:02 am (5 years ago)

    Allergies are terrible, I hope you feel better soon. I’m allergic to my cat and sometimes when I stay home a lot I sneeze all the time.