delineator magazine 1931. the delineator was founded in 1869, originally called the metropolitan monthly. under the direction of prominent journalist and editor, Marie Mattingly Meloney it acquired and made the magazine the designer part of delineator. one of the delineators manging editors was the great American writer Theodore Dreiser, the author of An American Tragedy (1925). note that one of the writers on the cover is Dorothy Canfield who was named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the most influential women of the 20th century. She had a large part in bringing the Montesorri teaching methods to the U.S.
ladies home journal 1909. i included this cover mostly for the art work. it reminds me of some of winslow homers’ sea themed works.
mccalls magazine 1938. mccalls was orignanly a small magzine called the queen stated in 1873. its published writers included Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Anne Tyler and Kurt Vonnegut. for better or worse rosie o’donnell became editorial director and the magazine was renamed rosie. that magazine ceased publican in 2002. this cover is extraordinarily modern for 1938. it represents the trend toward a sporty casual lifestyle that would become the standard for american men and women.
fashion magazine De Gracieuse late 1900s. the oldest for last. the model may look old-fashioned, but that feminine imitation of menswear was a cultural trend setter. older women of the era would not have been shocked per se, but seen it as the kind of fashion they should would not have been allowed to wear when they were young.
Capt. Jessica Scott was voted one of Esquire’s Americans of the Year,
Poor, fat, sexless old white men. Such an oppressed minority. Especially poor, fat, sexless old white men driven to distraction by the very thought of women having nonprocreative sex. The very idea makes them so sweaty that they take to their radio shows and call these women sluts. That’s what Rush Limbaugh did this past spring. He went on the air and called Sandra Fluke, a college student who had the gall to advertise her need for birth control publicly, a “slut.”
And in the din that followed, nothing was as beautiful as the simple tweet of Jessica Scott, a captain in the United States Army, who wrote these words to the world: “I used #birthcontrol while deployed with my husband so I *wouldn’t* get pregnant & sent home. #iamnotaslut.”
139 women soldiers and Marines have died in Iraq and Afghanistan while Rush Limbaugh makes jokes about their right to the same full range of health care that men get. Rush of course makes millions from the misogynistic rubes that listen to him and he is still very much the unofficial head of the Republican party.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) gets up everyday wondering, what would a plastic patriot like me do today to give the average American a big rusty shaft, Republican Senator: GOP Should Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage As Leverage For Medicare Cuts. Conservatives are always babbling on about the decline of American culture. maybe that is to distract attention to their well-organized, well-financed efforts to push for the decline of American culture.
When Jonathan Harris ( http://number27.org ) turned 30, he began a simple ritual of taking one photo a day and posting it to his website before going to sleep, along with a short story. He called this project, ‘Today’.