October is right around the corner, so we we thought for this week’s Caturday we’d share this October 1895 poster of the magazine “The Black Cat,” which apparently cost five cents and was produced in Boston. The poster is currently in our Art And Architecture Collection (if you’re interested in what else they have, check out their blog). Happy Caturday!
The Seven Sisters: Many have heard of them without even realizing it. They were the quintessential women’s magazines of the 19th and 20th centuries. Before Cosmo or Real Simple - before even today’s most popular blogs, such as CarolinesMode or HelloGiggles - there was Ladies Home Journal and Better Homes and Gardens, to name just two. In honor of the last day of Women’s History Month, The New York Public Library’s DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Division introduces the magazines that began it all.
We’re very excited to welcome National Geographic to Tumblr and already anticipate hours spent on their new Found page!
These boys (in the photo above) have their work cut out for them if they plan on reading all that news! But, you might find yourself in a similar situation if you were to visit our Periodicals division. Or if you would rather peruse back issues of Nat Geo, that’s possible too!
Reading the news in France.
Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams, National Geographic
Happy first Caturday of 2013! In honor of January, we are sharing this magazine poster from January 1896 of a publication called “The Black Cat.” It’s currently in our Art and Architecture Collection in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. Enjoy, and happy Caturday!