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Friday, September 30, 2011

Sepia Saturday # 94 Saturday 1 Oct 2011

Welcome to Issue 94 Sepia Saturday Illustrated from your local newsstand, or mailbox…..or (in reality) tucked away inside my bookcase.....


            Speaking of themes, the catchy word “Illustrations” comes to mind. Forever displaying visualizations, from drawings, paintings, or photographs… of all things illustrated in newspaper articles or magazines, such as a story or poem to simple adventures displayed with the goal to teach or entertain us.




September 1936 CHILD LIFE, illustration by Janet Laura Scott

Located inside this issue ......Things- To - Do

Puzzle - By Hans Kreis - Find Nelly, Old Joe, Old Dog Tray, the Old Folks at Home, and Susanna (who is crying) in this picture of Stephen Foster, the American song composer. He is shown here sitting in the garden of the Old Kentucky Home.

Just a little hint, see where Stephen's elbow is resting on his leg?  Just under that arm is one of the "things-to-find."


OCTOBER - 1933 Issue of Child Life - illustration by, Electra

Located inside this issue -  Especially for this next offering, be sure to click for a larger, clear view so you can enjoy this delightful read!


The letter to Miss Barrows, from 10 year old Pat Fletcher, Lexington, Va. is astonishing to read....perhaps he had a great proof reader....quite a writer this child-writer should have become!
Last but by no means least....I mean who doesn't enjoy a healthy eat?  This is not what you'd expect to see these days illustrated in very many magazines, especially not a child's.

Just click for a much more healthier view! Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed a brief glimpse into an American magazine, illustrated chiefly for children, both young and old!  If you care to share your own Sepia Saturday post or just want to see more go here

http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/2011/09/sepia-saturday-94-saturday-1-october.html

29 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

Perhaps the 'prune' article was to encourage children to be 'regular' - readers, that is.
But the Shredded Wheat is the advert for me. There are no magazine like these these days.

Cindy Adkins said...

These are great! Thanks so much for sharing them!!!
XO
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I'm your newest follower!!!
XO
Cindy

Little Nell said...

Oh these are great. I love the General Prune Award. But what about the chocolate bar mystery. We have one of those every day...as in I wonder where that chocolate bar went.

Postcardy said...

I think the part about the Enchanted Island in the child's letter sounds too much like the fair's publicity, but the rest of the letter sounds like a child's writing.

I love prunes!

sage said...

You know, maybe I should do the Sepia Saturdays! Good views of the old magazine--you must have Saturday plans as you've posted on Friday!

Christine H. said...

The graphics were so beautiful - suitable for framing. And the prune awards are hilarious.

Brett Payne said...

It doesn't say what the General Prune Awards were for!

Galen Pearl said...

Great post and I enjoyed the humorous comments, too! Where do you find these things?? As for the young writer, how sad to realize that applicants to law school sometimes can't write as well as that!

darlin said...

I love the old magazine, where do you find such treasures? Mind you I had an airplane magazine just show up out of nowhere, literally out of nowhere, just a few weeks ago. I have not a clue in the world how it ended up on my house nor who would have brought it over, the real kicker is that I rarely have company. I'll post photos of it one of these days.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing this bit from the past.

darlin said...

Oh, I was going to mention... speaking of sepia, the other day in my Woman's Studies class I was sharing a story with my classmates who are all considerably younger than I am. I told them I viewed my mother as being from the black and white days, I'm from the sepia era and today's generation is the color generation... then I proceeded with my story of the past. They got a chuckle out of my analogy. :-)

laurak@forestwalkart said...

hahahahaaaa...i think i agree with Bob about the Prune awards encouraging 'regular' readers!!
i used to LOVE those "find the picture within a picture'...when my kids were little...they had that in the Highlights mag.
just shows how very much things have changed...times are so different...i doubt if most kids even look at magazines anymore...
LOVE the old stuff like that...old ads...old pic's! great sepia!! :)

((i'm so far behind...as usual...trying to get caught up this weekend!)

Alan Burnett said...

What a delight. I was able to wander through the various pages and try (unsuccessfully) to find the hidden pictures. A "settle down with a cup of tea and enjoy" type of post. Thanks

savethephotos said...

MMM even moms can get recipes for Prune recipes. haha,, never been a prune fan, amazing how times have changed, such simplicity in ads, let alone writing in to be part of General Prunes Army! :) Would love to hear more of how you came up on these!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

And I wonder how many Klad-ezee Snug-overs they sold? It reminds me of the Children's newspaper we sued to have in the UK. I used to love it.

Liz Stratton said...

Great, amusing post. Finding the pictures-in-a-picture were always favorites! Thanks for sharing these treasures.

Mike Brubaker said...

Great spin on this week's theme. I love the Oct. illustration and the last one got a LOL from me. The best humor is unintentional humor.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I love the covers, especially the second one.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

The pumpkin one is my favortie, all are so attractive. Seems artistic talent was more valued then than now or more carefully displayed.

PattyF said...

Fabulous, fabulous post! These magazines were delightful to read! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Karen S. said...

Bob, I agree with your prune-logic...you always make me laugh!

Karen S. said...

Cindy Adkins- thanks for you kind words, and for following me...I'll have to pop over and check out your blog too!

Karen S. said...

Alan- You are so funny! I did give you a hint on one of them! You had to have seen that one right?!

Karen S. said...

Mike B. I so agree with you on the unintentional humor...they are a great read!

Karen S. said...

Darlin, that's such a cute story you had with your classmates, about the B/W and Sepia, we are in such a delightfully wonderful photography world than way back when.... I got these magazines one day a couple of years ago, in an antique store...I wasn't even blogging yet, but I like reading old magazines and getting cool ideas....some of the stuff back then was really cool...for decorations and such!

Karen S. said...

Sheila- they probably sold a lot of Klad-ezee-Snug overs and still do today....renamed and slightly different...but for those cold temps you know!

TICKLEBEAR said...

because were ever so popular with kids... of course!! it's an acquired taste for some, but not the majority. can blame them for trying though.
:)~
HUGZ

Tattered and Lost said...

It was a wonderful magazine. I'd never seen these covers.

Doug said...

When I was a boy I received "Boys Life" magazine. I loved seeing it every month. It was a Boy Scout publication.