Ladies’ Home Journal
“The Magazine Women Believe In”
The Ladies’ Home Journal magazine has articles on home management & maintenance, cooking, diet, decorating, fashion, children, gardening, and arts & crafts, all with the 1970 perspective. Many large and colorful photographs.
I have included a photo of the “Table of Contents.” The articles are fascinating, and the recipes are scrumptious. Ladies’ magazines in those days even included fiction stories. Ladies’ Home Journal was a magazine a woman could spend some time with!
I normally sell magazines that fall into the Very Good to Excellent condition. However, because of its interesting and useful contents, I have made an exception with this one. I cannot rate it that highly.
This magazine’s significant flaw is the binding, which is fragile. This is not uncommon in women’s magazines of this period, as the publishers used glue instead of staples to secure the binding.
At first look, the binding seemed to be in excellent condition, but as I thumbed through page by page, to check the condition and content of the pages, some of the pages came loose from the binding, as the glue had loosened with time. I checked the pages anyway, but I do fear the fragility of the binding. The loose pages come out completely square, not torn, so it is easy to keep the magazine pages together, even if they have separated entirely from the binding.
There is handling wear to the covers---corner creases, slight edge wear, and rub wear to the spine. The pages are in very good condition, although some have bent corners.
So I am not selling this magazine for its collectability, but rather for its content. My ladies’ magazines sell well, and I thought someone would appreciate it for its articles, stories, fashions, and its 20 pages of budget tips “on how to save money when you cook, shop, and sew.” And those 1970s recipes are always popular.
Please take a second look at the “Table of Contents” photo. I bet you find something that interests you.
I love to play “who is the model?” with these vintage magazines. In this one, I find Jennifer O’Neill on two pages. Sometimes I know the face, but can’t place the name. This is true for the un-named model on the cover. If anyone knows her name, please contact me!
This magazine is stored and shipped in an acid-free clear storage sleeve. The outer shipping container is of extra rigid cardboard, providing extra protection for your purchase.
I am listing the magazine with a very low price. However, it weighs over a pound unpacked, and magazines (even vintage ones) cannot be sent by Media Mail, so I must charge the usual shipping fee.