Harper's Bazaar

Thanks to the FIDM blog for the heads up on Cornell's wonderful digital archive of Harpers Bazaar from 1867 to 1900.  There are articles, how-to's and fashion spreads galore.  You can print the articles or save them to your "book bag" on the site.  It looks like there are PDFs for download too, under the "view" menu, but I haven't been able to get it to work as yet.


  1. Yes, it's been up awhile now. The PDF versions of the pages are clearer than the image versions. If you find some images still muddy, you can attempt to cross-check them on the De Gracieuse site in the Netherlands. Some of the images are the same and the reproductions are clearer: http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/en/collecties/modetijdschrift_de_gracieuse/de_digitale_collectie.

    The Cornell HEARTH site as a whole is quite the treasure trove, especially for the Edwardian and twenties-thirties periods. Now that vintagesewing.net, which used to host sewing manuals, is offline, this is a go-to spot for learning fine points of clothing construction.

    Very best,

    Natalie (aka Zip Zip)

  2. Wow. Thank you so much for this link!


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