Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Vintage Automobile Picnic

I'm researching for my novel, which takes place in 1919, and came across a scan of a fantastic magazine article from the Ladies Home Journal, July 1916.

It's via the Wearing History blog (which is awesome, by the way).

As a magazine editor, I think it's fun to see that multiple-product pages (always a headache to produce) aren't a recent invention. Don't you love the automobile tent at the bottom, which is "Ready for No End of a Good Time"?

If you can't read the tiny print, surf on over to the original post and click on the image for a high-res version; it's worth it, especially to read the menu. "Cold Boiled Tongue in Glass" sounds delightfully gross, but the "Hot Scrambled-Egg and Bacon Sandwiches" would be fantastic on a picnic today.


Dick Hannah said...

What a great era....I just finished working with my grandmother on her memoirs. She was born in 1913 and has great memories of growing up in Houston, TX. What's really fun was that she has been in Houston ever since so we got to explore the changing nature of the city over the century. One aspect she liked to focus on were her many car rides through the Houston area with her friends. I look forward to hearing more.

Natascha Nichole said...

Hope your research goes well :)