Almost 150 years ago, Godey was publishing magazines for women. Sarah Josepha Hale, "editress" had one goal in mind. It was merely to education women. She wrote "not that they may usurp the situation, or encroach on the prerogatives of man; but that each individual may lend her aid to the intellectual and moral character of those within her sphere".
She knew that women were teachers and of great influence in the home. To educate and nourish the mind of a mother was like feeding the future of mankind.
Here are some magazine "clips" from the January issue of Godey's Lady's Book. Perhaps we can still appreciate what was interesting to women many years ago?
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