This collection is little known but is a great for anyone who enjoys reading Vogue or any other women's magazine of today. The Peterson's Ladies National Magazine collection contains two magazine's from 1865 and 1867.
These magazines are extremely interesting and document stories and fashions of the time. This image on the left is from the 1865 magazine and talks about the latest fashion from Paris, the Patti jacket. The article talks about how this fashion came to be, how it is made and the different styles it comes in. There are reviews on books and other culture references.
This is a great collection for a day like today when the weather is terrible and you just want to lay around and look at something interesting. This is a bit of a hidden collection but take a look and you will be surprised at the material that people were talking about in the 1860s.