Wednesday, March 19, 2008
A pretty little lagniappe was tucked into the pages of a recent eBay purchase; two pages from some woman or girl's scrapbook, with dressmaking and pattern images from a Ladies' Home Journal of January, 1913.
Despite their grimy, tattered condition, the colored pages are still fresh and luminous. I know of no way to remove them from the paper to which they are glued but I have scanned them as best I can. The sprigged green and white woman's dress could be worn today (if you removed the panel at the hem) and the lingerie provides ideas for a half-dozen summer blouses and tops. Larger images can be downloaded from my Flickr account.