I collected fashion magazines, mostly Polish. Some of them with patterns. Most popular Polish magazine which contein fashion supplement about craft and sewing was Bluszcz. Bluszcz edited in Warsaw in 1865 - 1939. You can some of annuals to see and download from here.
Some others magazines which included paterns were : Kobieta w Świecie i w domu. (Woman in the Word and at Home).
Another magazine included fashion news was Świat ( The World)
And one I have French fashion magazine: Modes et Travaux.
Lately I often come back to read book form my costume bookshelf. One of these which I like is catalog from wonderful exhibition from Sopot near Gdansk about Fashion and Livestyles on the Beach on the Baltic See in XIX th century and first quarter of XX th century; Modna pani u wód. Kąpieliska nad Bałtykiem 1880-1914. If you interested in of beach costume you can to buy book on here. My second book is about traveled womans and here is some about travel costume. Eglish title is No place for a Lady
This year Gdansk celebrate the 400 - birthday of Jan Hevelius, (1611 - 1687) the great astronomer, merchant and producer of beer and counsellor of Gdansk. The last Saturday 29 Jan. I spend time in Library of Gdansk of Polish Academy of Science. It is the day when the Library to show as all astronomy books written by Hevelius. He also draw some of them, like his map of the Moon, Komet. He work also as constructor of many astronomical instruments. he built own obserwatory an on the roofs of his three connected house. His second wife Elizabeth Koopmann worked with him and after his deadth she published two of his works after his death, and is considered the first female astronome.
On the picture are : poster of one day exhibition and the most famous original portrait of Hevelius painted by Daniel Schultz in 1677 in Gdansk, own by Library od Polish Academy of Science in Gdansk. Hewelius sited to painter in his library in house. Drawings of three houses, long telescope in Gdansk, and Hevelius and his wife Elizabeth is from Machinae Coelestis.
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