These plates are from Girls Own Paper and Women’s Magazine produced in London before the first world War.
Many of these plates have not been digitised before so I hope that they will provide another glimpse in to the past.
October 1906- December 1906
Jan 1907-April 1907
May 1907- July 1907
August 1907-September 1907
In October 1908 a new editor made sweeping changes to the format and content of the magazine. I moved from being a weekly paper targeted and yound women, it became a monthly periodical aimed at middle class women of all ages. During the first year the quantity of information grew greatly, as did the number of guides and especially articles on how to make or decorate items for the home as well as fashion.
As of publishing this page the dates are unknown, once the two publications merged they became monthly periodicals and a lot of the plates used to decorate the pages were no longer in use.
These however likely date to the latter half of 1909.