One of my most prized possessions is a Godey's Lady's Book from 1840. The lady's book is one of the first American women's "magazines" and features poems, songs, articles and it's famous hand painted color fashion illustrations.
I just can't over the fact the each of these illustrations are hand painted.
I love seeing the small variations between things like these two sleeves and how subtle they seem but how they must have represented different personalities.
And that blue apron is so cute. Looking through these is so inspiring, it's like a recharging of my creative battery from 168 years ago.