Evans, Ida; Brown, Mrs. Heywood; Mills, Ellen; Deitrick, Marian; Harrow, Margo; Strong, L.A.; et al
Title Mrs. - The Last Word... In a Woman's Magazine!, No. 1, Premier Issue - Early American Feminism
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher USA Dell Publishing Co. 1938
Illustrator Hanley, F.; Anderson, C.W.; Trafford, Margaret; Mahon; Stiles, Kirk; et al
Seller ID 551h1265
A rare example of this apparently short-lived feminist-oriented depression-era publication. 128 pages. 7.8" x 5.5". Contains only one page of advertising, that being a two-color (black and orange) illustrated piece for Tangee cosmetics inside front cover. The eleven articles include: Why Shouldn't Women Run the World?, How to Lose a Man?, and Man's Magazine Man. The nine stories include: Men are the Darnedest, The Child Hater - There's Something Wrong When a Man's Childless, and Telephone Number, in which a housewife's calls to a gentleman are nearly discovered by her husband. Fantastic section of full-page black and white photos of women at work entitled "The Weaker Sex" includes women of Osaka's Toyo Textile factory training with rifles, Mrs. Ruth Yeamans - Idaho's only woman police judge, Welding instructor Mrs. Anne McEnally, Mlle. Nadia Boulanger - first woman Conductor in Royal Philharmonic history, diver Mrs. William Nichols of Philadelphia, Miss Bertha Sherfy - U.S. Treasury Department expert, Acme photographer Joy Lacks (in China with troops), seawoman Anna Tymanina - third officer of Soviet freighter 'Kalinin', and long-distance canoeist Marie Sarkipato. Many one and two-color cartoons. Unmarked. Average wear and soiling. Binding intact. Taped one-inchopening to fore-edge of front cover. Two holes punched by printer near top and bottom of fore-edge, apparently for mounting string carrying strap (not included), per illustration of fancy lady on page one who proudly carries her copy like a purse. A wonderful early American feminist artifact.