The Delineator (June 1881)

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I purchased this Magazine, along with several other issues from the 1880's, from a seller on Ebay. Several of these issues appear to have been folded in thirds at some point, but fortunately, they weren't terribly damaged. I expect they weren't stored like that for long.

I really love the Delineator issues that I have from the 1880's and 90's. They all contain many beautiful fashion illustrations as well as information about fabrics, colors, trimmings, and even neat crafting stuff. This particular issue has a number of stunning natural form styles along with information on clothing your men and children and quite a bit about trimming and embroidery.

The only unfortunate part about this issue is that it is missing four pages. I noticed that some of the pages near the back were pulling out, but I did not notice the missing pages until I got to scanning that part of the magazine. I'm pretty sure I didn't lose them, since the issue has been living in a mylar sleeve since it arrived at my home. I'm pretty sure that there weren't any illustrations of note on those pages, but I'm not sure what articles they may have held. Oh well.

I'm once again using my new scanner with it's slightly wonky color correction. I would say that most of the pages are slightly darker, but about as warm as the scans. It's a little more erratic in tone than I would like, but it shouldn't affect the legibility of the pages any. ;)

Scanning the magazine took me about two hours and I've managed to automate some parts of the web page generation, so that wasn't too bad (about 3 more hours).

The thumbnails below link to the 100 dpi copies of the magazine pages. If you just want to read the magazine (rather than print it out) these copies should work just fine. I have 300 dpi versions of these images, which may be available at some point in the future when I find hosting that can handle the size of them again.

Download the individual pages (100 dpi):