Lately, I've been keeping busy with sharing information with new-to-me relatives who have found a couple of the little biographies on my History Nut blog, extracting and transcribing old magazines for the Missouri State Genealogy Association Journal, which by the way, the first in a series of articles called "Missouri Contributors to National Women's Magazines" has been published in the newest issue (Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, 2014)
and contributing scans of old magazine covers and advertisements to a magazine website called Magazine Art which I found at Pinterest.
Look under "New" for the ones I have contributed so far to Michael Ward's website (June 17, 2014 date). It has links to the various covers and advertisements that I have shared with him. Mike is also a family historian so he understands the need to preserve and reproduce old print and artwork such as that found in periodicals (magazines, newspapers), ledgers, books, and other ephemera for use in one's artwork. He also has links to books on magazine design and famous American illustrators for high school homeschoolers who would like to do a unit study for an art history or graphic design credit.
Mike said when he was of high school age, he stumbled across 4 volumes of old Century magazines at a library sale, loved the illustrations and was hooked. He has a large collection of magazines pre-1950 and a very understanding wife.
About 2002, he began scanning the magazine covers and putting them online for people to see. A few years later he began putting the ads online as well. His goal is to interest and amuse his website viewers, and educate them about this almost-lost part of our cultural history.
Soon I will be designing a new mobile phone pocket for my mother as she has requested a few more in other colors and designs, so be sure to come back for a look-see. Have a great week!