The Delineator (Sept 1880)

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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 some lovely striped and checked outfits as well as an expanded set of articles on how to attire your children (of all ages).

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 this 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 2.5 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):