Vintage MagazinesSunday, July 28, 2013
Good morning, dear readers! :D
I haven't been posting much on here lately, in part because I have been doing a lot more things away from the computer. The other day my family and I went to a couple of parks, which was nice :).
I also went to an antique shop (well, it is technically a giant red barn, lol!), and picked up some vintage magazines. My sister had been there before and had seen them, and suggested that I give them a look (I love stuff like that! :D).
There were several stacks of Life magazine, mostly from the 1960's -1980's. I must say that I have never been a huge fan of that span of time (fashions especially! XD), but I was excited to see some great magazines about the early Apollo programs and the Russians in space. Although I have not picked those issues up, I would like to in the near future.
When I got to the lower half of the last pile of magazines, I found some awesome issues from the 1930's and 1940's!!! :D I was so excited! I absolutely adore that period in time (fashion, culture, etc.) and I had to pick up 4 issues. The earliest one I picked up was from 1939, and the latest from 1941-1942 (if I am not mistaken). That was such a hugely important period in time, with World War 2 going on, and so many changes being made in society. The bans and restrictions on materials and foods, the increased effort for everyone to do their part and support their country, the sense of national pride and being part of a huge family of people with the same goals... I find that fascinating!
The bad thing was that after I left the store, I realised that the magazines had an extremely strong musty/mildew smell. Poo! So, I am trying several methods to remove the smell, preserve these vintage magazines, and to prevent contamination with my other books. Thankfully there appears to be no mold damage on either the cover or interior pages on any of the magazines, just a horrible smell. Actually, the pages are incredibly well preserved! So I believe there is hope yet. :D
I can't wait to start taking photos of the articles and posting them up on here for anyone to read (yay no copyrights because they are more than 50 years old! XD).
So in the near future there will be quite a few vintage themed posts :).
If I can effectively rid the magazines of the mildewyness, I want to go back to the barn and get those space race magazines!
Have a wonderful day, my friends!
EDIT: Nooooo!!! Upon closer inspection today, they are moldy!! :'( I had to dispose of them, as I will not be able to remove the mold, and I do not want to infect any of my book collection. Sigh!
EDIT 2: Woooo my sister helped me take some photos!!! :D Thank you so much sister <3 p="">3>
EDIT 3: I thought they were Time magazines (I don't know why lol) but they are in fact Life magazines)