Saturday, October 25, 2008


Gentry Magazine No 2 Fall 1952

This is the best thing I've found at an estate sale possibly ever.

Yesterday morning we snagged four issues of the men's fashion magazine Gentry - all from the early fifties. They had articles with titles such as "What Defines A Man?" and "How To Build A Finnish Bath In Your Home". I say "had" because I put them on the shop floor this morning and a handsome man just came and bought the lot. All the clothing adverts had fabric swatches attached and one seed produce company even attached a tiny bag of oat seeds. It was like watching MadMen ads come to life.

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