Just finding clothing from back then is so difficlt, so I'm just keeping it with photographs and other paperwork.
Paper, old paper is something beautiful! After decades it has got it's own life and you can just see and feel it. I already had some early '50s Belgian magazines but some years ago my gave me a huge book. Huge and heavy. First I was like: "Hmm, ok.. An other piece of paper to add to that giant pile in my room." But then I started reading and looking in that book. I was amazed! Every page is a new world that opens it's gates to the past.
The most famous Belgian/Dutch magazine from the past is probably 'Libelle.' But I never really found one neither one from 'De Vrouw'. I did know 'Libelle' but not the other one so I started searching things on the Internet about it. 'Vrouw' is the title of a modern Dutch magazine but I don't know if there's a connection with 'De Vrouw' because that one is Belgian...
Enough about all that. Here's the first part:
|Practical information for your house. A page filled with little trics for cleaning, safety etc.|
|Recipes! Who doesn't love cooking? I should try this hot apple pudding once.|
|Trics for a good care for our legs and feets.|
|Art! Such an important part in our culture. And they had to mention the wonderful and very inspiring Käthe Kollwitz.|
|I already have 2 1930's sweaters but maybe I should give this pattern to my mom. And I wouldn't have to translate it.|
|Movies and other news about Hollywood.|
|'Where to go this week?'|
|This is from the very first edition in that huge book.|
Had to mention these artist (and look at their hair!)
A little bit of translation:
De vrouw = The woman