Sunday, 31 August 2014
Modern Love in the 1920s - Some Advice
In my time I have collected a great many interesting vintage things. No rhyme or reason to what I decide to buy other than it takes my fancy, oh and it must be a bargain of course.
Sometimes folk find bits and pieces and give them to me because they feel I will appreciate them. This very old and I may say kinda strange smelling little magazine, was a gift. It doesn't have a date on it, I'm guessing 1920s because of the hair and lingerie styles, but it could be early thirties.
It is in tremendous condition for it's age, and is full of really lovely illustrations and adverts, as well as some 'new and dainty' patterns, designed for 'beauty and comfort'.
This article I think is worth sharing, it obviously seeks to manage a young gals expectations after marriage.
Seemingly men became very different creatures after the honeymoon period. For example, what is a girl to do when he forgets to bring the usual bunch of violets?
Well if you click on the story above to enlarge and squint hard enough you might just be able to read the answer. If not, a rough precis is, men aren't perfect, you wouldn't want them to be. Stop grumbling and appreciate what he does rather than what he doesn't !
" Did we think he would curtail his personal expenses, cut down his tobacco, and walk to the office, so that we shouldn't have to scrape over the housekeeping money? No, I don't suppose we gave it a thought, but we ought to now, and place it on the credit side of the account when we feel irritable and mutter: He's not a bit what I imagined........"
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