Friday, July 2, 2010

McCall's Magazine - July, 1913

There is lots of good stuff in this July 1913 issue of McCall's magazine. This Cover was drawn by Gene Pressler, who went on to do some other amazing work, but could anything be more charming than this?
Stick around, there's lots more to share.


  1. Oh, this looks so cute. Can't wait to see more!

  2. Interesting - it just hit me that perhaps the 'flapper' look of the 20s was just a reworking of the little girls' dresses, as epitomized here by this little girl: dropped waist, bow at the waist, straight sack shape. Was the whole flapper movement really NOT androgyny, but an attempt to avoid sexuality - a permanent 'little girl' (complete with suppressed breasts)?.

  3. I do remember things like that being said about Twiggy...that her look was an attempt to avoid sexuality. Flappers came after a very corseted shaped era...and Twiggy came after the bullet bra, wasp waisted fifties gals.