Antique Graphics Wednesday – 1900’s Fashion Images

Today I have a bunch of lovely fashion-related images, all from the early 1900’s, to share with you today.
The first one is an ad for an Acme Dress Form.  Boy, would I love to get my hands on one of those pretties!

 Here’s just the top half of the advertisement.

Fancy boot advertisement from the Utz & Dunn Co., in Rochester, NY
This very pretty, feminine image came from a 1911 The Modern Priscilla magazine, and was part of an advertisement for the National Style Book, by the National Cloak and Suit Company. 
I wouldn’t want to try to wear a hat like this, but it sure looks beautiful.

 Another boot advertisement – this one from the Swope Shoe Co. in St. Louis, MO.

These next 2 images were both in a 1911 The Ladies World magazine.
This one was a title header.
Very pretty feminine image.  I’m sure a woman could barely breath in the corset she must be wearing, but I guess they figured, “no pain, no gain”.
This image was for children’s fashions.
Here’s a very cute advertisement for petticoats from a 1910 “The Housekeeper” magazine.
(click on image to enlarge)

These magazine pages were generously sent to me by Audrey @ Timeless Treasures.


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  1. Angie … you do such a great job with those old advertisements … so glad you are enjoying the magazines. I too, would love to have one of those dress forms.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  2. Oh Angie, these images are awesome. Love the lady with the 2″ waist. She would look stunning framed with vintage lace?

    Thankd stax:-))

  3. Love these images! I especially like the children’s fashions. So charming! Reminds me of ‘A Little Princess’ by Fraces Hodgson Burnett.

  4. I love these old ads! Am getting so many ideas how to use them on my pieces in progress!!

  5. I found one of these old dress forms at a Goodwill Shop in Rockford IL! As far as I know….it is still there. Would be fun to have one to play around with.
    Thank you for these fantastic vintage ads! I love looking through them to see what I can use in my projects. If I do, and want to share them here, how do I do that?
    Treasures by Renee

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