THE DESIGNER, November 1910
This is exactly how I spotted them; the old suitcase was open and sitting on top of a chair. Before I could ask how much the lady wanted for them, she saw the excitement on my face and offered me all of them plus the suitcase. Even though I couldn't find my poker face, it was a great deal I couldn't pass up.
There were fourteen issues of THE DESIGNER with dates ranging from February 1910 through September 1913.
These were originally 10cents each, or a whopping 75 cents for a one year subscription.
Each issue is full of the most interesting ads like this one for knit underwear. Makes me itch just thinking about it.
Reduso corsets. Don't you love that name?
Now this is a familiar name.
This one was a little out of place and the only modern one in the bunch....if September 1966 is considered modern. Interesting dress!!
I'm sure I could spend hours and hours reading through all of these and looking at all the fabulous graphics. Also included in the suitcase:
1-Ladies Home Journal, February 1900
1-House Beautiful, May 1940
4-Needlecraft, May 1920 through March 1932
5-Woman's Home Companion, March 1900 through September 1917
4-The Modern Priscilla, September 1915 through September 1919
1-American Needlewoman, August 1926
2-The Delineator, June 1913 and December 1923
An amazing surprise discovery in the suitcase pocket: the key was attached to a "genuine four-leaf clover good luck charm."
I couldn't believe this one. Remember, the four leaf clover came from a different yard sale. It works, it really works! I have some more good luck finds to post about as soon as I get some pictures.