For the Love of Vintage!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with old magazines and catalogs. I specifically remember poring through my mom’s Family Circle magazines and ripping out pages for collages for school. The pictures and the advertisements were always a fascination of mine, and I would constantly be looking at the magazines that my mom saved in the house (a lot of home decorating magazines from the ‘70s and old Consumer’s catalogs). 

Eventually, I would start a collection of my own, and today I have titles spanning from the 1930s to the early 1990s. Mainly, the collection is primarily women’s interest and teen publications, but I do have some great titles like Popular Science, Life, Rolling Stone, and Spin. 

It’s become quite a thrilling hobby for me, and I just realized after settling into my new apartment and organizing the collection, that the content needs to be shared. It would be a disservice to keep all this to myself, as it really is a true snapshot of American history and popular culture. 

With this in mind, I welcome you to stay tuned for the first episode of the Periodically Vintage podcast, which will be a spoken word program that will highlight an article from the collection. I’ll also be posting scans of advertisements, articles featured, and other nuggets from the highlighted issue of the week. 

Enjoy!