Godey’s Lady’s Book, Cover, July 1850.
Godey’s Lady’s Book, “The Flower Girl” July 1850.

Cover page of Godey’s Lady’s Book, showing a mother reading to her children, and one of the hand-colored steel-plate engravings of fashionable ladies for which this publication was famous.  Godey’s, although it catered to the female sex, was also read by men and included not only sentimental stories but works of literature by prominent American authors as well.



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