Friday, February 3, 2017

Ladies Home Journal February 1943

Is it February already? January seemed to fly by as I'm sure this month will too. I'm enjoying winter but around this time I really start to crave warmer days and spring colors. One of the things I like to do to fight the winter blues is to have some fresh flowers in the house, either in potted plants for flowers from the grocery store.

Today I'd like to share some images from my February 1943 copy of Ladies Home Journal. Over the weekend I pulled out my stack of vintage magazines and started flipping through them. Seriously, I have enough content to blog about for the next two years!

Among the many advertisements in this magazine was this one for fighting colds. Seems appropriate for this time of year. There were also several ads for makeup and skin care but I'll share those for another post.

It's interesting to see how much focus is put on encouraging people to "do your bit" for the war effort.  What a cute attic apartment. I'd live there now! Also I'd like to point out that we are currently painting one of the rooms in our house this color. But we picking the color long before I saw this picture. I do like the yellow and green combination so I'll be sure to work that into the room somehow.

And let's not forget the impact of the war had on fashions. Here are several pages dedicated to sprucing up the wardrobe you already have! I love that the colors on these pages are so fresh after all these years!

Do you have a favorite image from this post? What kind of content from vintage magazines are you most interesting in seeing in the future? Fashion, food, ads, health and beauty products, other kinds of articles? I'd like to keep this requests in mind as I go through my magazines.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I love this issue, I've had a copy for many years - need to find it and have a browse!



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