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Godey's Lady's Book

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  • Coverage Dates: 1830 - 1875
  • Update Frequency: Not Applicable
  • Audience: General, research, student

  • Godey's Lady's Book, a 19th-century magazine, was initially targeted at the American woman. It included articles on a wide variety of topics including handcrafts, apparel, equestrienne skills, health and hygiene, and recipes and remedies. Each issue also contained two pages of sheet music. Over time it evolved into a literary magazine and contained book reviews and works by prominent authors and poets. The publications is famous for its illustrations, which included hand-colored fashion plates, mezzotints, engravings, woodcuts, and chromolithographs. It is considered an important resource for the study of 19th-century American life and culture.

    Access: On campus and remote
    Database provider: Accessible Archives

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