You name it, the New York Public Library’s probably got it. Including a substantial collection of historically important erotica, apparently!
Pop quiz: Are you smarter than an eighth grader in 1912?
This timelapse of the photo restoration of someone's grandma is pretty freaking incredible.
More specifically, the January, 1964 Woman's Day cover story was: Special Feature in Full Color: A Gallery of Cat Portraits. You can't make this delightful shit up.
I was gonna write something along the lines of "we've come a long way, baby!" But, lol. Just for fun, here are some recent stories from today's women's magazines:
"When I started to work on the arm, I could see a small note, tightly folded up, about the size of a penny. When I opened it, to my amazement it was a note written in pencil, in old French." What the restorer found in the antique chair was a letter — a 200-year-old love letter.
"Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage," an amazing exhibit that just showed at the Metropolitan Museum, illuminates a bizarre, fascinating art form. The Victorian ladies making these surreal photo-scrap-books were not kidding around - except when they were: