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Co-ordinated Bookmarks

Many of the books I read (both fiction and non-fiction) were either written in the past or are about the past. And since I’m very interested in cultural history, I like to make bookmarks that co-ordinate with the time period I’m reading about.


Last week, I re-read “Julia’s Hope”, a novel by Leisha Kelly, set in 1931.


I am currently reading “So Well Remembered” by James Hilton. It was published in 1945, but most of the story centers around 1921. When I looked in my paper stash, I found this image from a John Peacock fashion book and it just fit. The tag was one that an ebay seller enclosed with my purchase.

It’s a free craft because I use only what I already have and it adds a little extra pleasure to reading. And opening the book to a co-ordinated bookmark is a lot nicer than opening it to an old receipt or envelope (which I’ve employed many times).

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Early 1930s Hats


“Typically French”, 1930 McCall’s Quarterly


“A New Slant on Hats”, Harper’s Bazaar, December 1931

Vogue, March 1932


* “Artist Dynevor Rhys’ version of the quintessential 1930s slouch hat decorates this magazine cover. The ‘slouch’, was created by milliner John Frederics, working with famed Hollywood designer Gilbert Adrian, to design Greta Garbo’s ensembles for “A Woman of Affairs”. The slouch hat was pictured in countless ’30s movies, and copies were worn by stylish women everywhere. The 1934 Sears catalog’s version was only 88 cents! Sears proclaimed their price ‘…leaves not excuse for wearing last year’s style’. ”

*All photos and caption information from this post are taken from the book “Vintage Hats and Bonnets 1770 – 1970” by Susan Langley (1998)

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Fashion History Altered Book, work-in-progress

Altered book, 1920s page

Altered book, 1930s page I

Click here for part II.

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