Vintage Magazines and Periodicals Collection

The Archives collects and preserves a number of vintage magazines in the areas of  Maritime, Scientific / Technical, General Reading, Genealogy, History, Military, Trade Publications, Women’s Magazines, and Scandinavian Publications.

Note: We also maintain in our collection more recent issues of topical publications that pertain to subjects we collect, primarily military, genealogy and Scandinavian magazines.

Maritime Magazine Collection

Front Page of the L'Atlantique - Daily Newspaper of the French Line for Friday, 14 July 1939

L'Atlantique - Daily Newspaper of the French Line - 14 July 1939

Distributed to the passengers of the SS Normandie, this issue featured articles include Britain Orders Navy to Near War Strength, 75 Années de Relations Transatlantiques, Monsieur Jean Marie, Président de la Compagnie Génerale Transatlantique, Joan of Arc Castle Being Excavated, Le Faubourg St Honoré Shopping and Tour Guide, Deauville - La Plage Fleurie.

L'Atlantique - Daily Newspaper of the French Line - 16 July 1939

The 16 July 1939 Issue of L'Atlantique offers 16 pages of general interest news for the passengers of the SS Normandie, commanded by Captain E. Payen de la Garanderie. Featured articles include WPA Strike Crisis Continues, Principal Events for the Month of August in France, Ships News, and French Poets of the Mediteranean. In English and French.

Front Cover of the 1906 Cunard Daily Bulletin Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement.

Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement - 1906

This is the 1906 Edition of the Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement - an Annual Publication published by the Cunard Line and distributed during the year to their transatlantic passengers on the many Cunard Ocean Liners.

Front Cover of the Cunard Daily Bulletin Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement for 1907

Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement - 1907

The Cunard Daily Bulletin, Fashion & Pleasure Resort Supplement for 1907 was an Annual Publication published by the Cunard Line and distributed during the year to their transatlantic passengers on the many Cunard Ocean Liners.

Front Cover of the Cunard Daily Bulletin Summer Number for 1912

Cunard Daily Bulletin, 1912 Summer Number

Featured Articles include: A Japanese Girl Painter of Genius: The Story of Miss Wakana Utagawa and her Art; The Adventuress -- A Short Story By J. J. Bell and A King in Babylon -- A Short Story By Alice and Claude Askew. Several illustrated Women's Fashion Articles are also included.

Front Page of the Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Ivernia Edition for Wednesday, 28 June 1905.

Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Ivernia - 28 June 1905

The is the daily publication published onboard for the westbound voyage of the Cunard Steamship RMS Ivernia that departed from Liverpool on 20 June 1905 with 998 Passengers and 255 Crew Members. 24 Pages Total.

Front Cover of The Cunarder Travel Magazine for July 1921

Cunarder Travel Magazine, July 1921

Featured Articles include: A Motor Trip from London to Bath, By Adelaide Bragg Gillespie; The Golf Courses of Scotland, By John Arnot and The Pine Forests of Switzerland.

Front Cover of the Christmas Number of the Cunarder Travel Magazine for December 1921

Cunarder Travel Magazine Christmas Number - December 1921

Fetured Articles include: 'Twas Christmas on the "Aquitania," By Charles Welton; The Playground of Europe, By Dorothy Cocks; The Hawkers and Minstrels of London's Streets, By Phillips Russell; and the wormen's fashion number -- Wraps In Which To Welcome Atlantic Breezes, By Julia Marquis.

Front Cover for the Special Mediterranean Cruise Issue of The Cunarder Travel Magazine for November 1922

Cunarder Travel Magazine - Special Mediterranean Cruise Issue - 1922

Volume 3, Number 5, November 1922 issue of the Cunarder, the Special Mediterranean Cruise Issue featured articles including: Highlights Of A Mediterranean Cruise, By Frank A. Owen, Purser Of The "Carmania"; A Modern Traveler in Ancient Palestine, By Gregory Scott; Confessions Of A Ship News Reporter By Charles Welton, P.S.N.R. and a women's fashion article Fashions For The Crisp Brisk Days At Sea, By Ethel Fleming.

Front Cover for a Special Scandinavian Issue of the Cunarder for May 1923

Cunarder Travel Magazine - Special Scandinavian Issue - May 1923

The Cunarder, Volume 4, Number 5, May 1923 was a Special Scandinavian Issue that featured articles included: The Great Fair at Gothenberg this Summer, by Victor O. Freeburg; Scandinavian Art; Good Reasons for Touring Scandinavia; Sweden as the Traveler's Goal, by Olof H. Lamm; and Copenhagen, By Chance--and Choice, by Alice Rostetter.

Front Cover of the Special Soctch and English Number of the Cunarder Travel Magazine for September 1923

The Cunarder: Special Scotch and English Number - September 1923

The September 1923 Issue of the Cunarder, the Special Scotch and English Number featured articles included: "So This Is London!" by A Recently Returned New Yorker, with Cartoons by Herman Roeg; Scott's Country, by Roland Gorbold, F.R.G.S., F.R P.S.; Cambridge in Sunlight and Shadow, by Bertram Cox, F.R.P.S.; and Mellow Old Cambridge, by Evelyn P. Curtis.

Front Cover of the Christmas & Winter Issue of the Cunarder Magazine, December 1923.

The Cunarder Christmas - Winter Issue - December 1923

The December 1923 Christmas - Winter Issue of the Cunarder Magazine featured articles included: Christmas in the Desert, by Donald Townsend; Christmas in Two Lovely Far-Away Lands; Staunch Little Sailors on the Cunard Fleet, by Ethel Fleming; and Do Your Christmas Planning Early, by Martha Meadows. Women's fashion of the day was illustrated by On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion number.

Front Cover of the Cunarder Magazine for February 1924 Featuring Prague - The City of Legends

The Cunarder: Prague - The City of Legends - February 1924

The February 1924 issue of The Cunarder Magazine featured articles included: Prague - The City of Legends, by Dr. Borivoj Prusik; Where East Meets West in Europe, by Stan. V. Klima; Some Notes of the Czechoslovok Arts, by Aleã Broz; and Is It Not Again "Eastward Ho?" by Harrison Rhodes, Illustrations by Gordon Ross. The women's Fashion piece was represented by On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion.

Front Cover of the March 1924 Cunarder Magazine Featuring Budapest, Hungary

The Cunarder: Budapest Hungary Issue - March 1924

The March 1924 issue of The Cunarder featured a number of articles on Budapest Hungary including: Budapest - The World's Playground, by Zs. de Harsanyi; The "Balaton" - Two Hours from Budapest, by Gisela Hasai; Motoring Through Picturesque Hungary, by Bela Green; and The Wonders of the Puszta, by Prof. E. Cholnoky. On the Crest of the Wave of Fashion featured women's fashion on board the steamships.

Front Cover of the Cunarder Magazine Mediterranean Special Issue for July 1934

The Cunarder: Mediterranean Special Issue - July 1924

The July 1924 issue of The Cunarder was a Mediterranean Special Issue featured articles including: A Holiday on the Mediterranean, by A.E. Burroughs; A Mediterranean Holiday on the Scythia, Photographs by Ferd. A. Unger; Seeing Europe Informally on $20 a Week, by Randolph W. Sexton and Seeing Switzerland in Two Weeks, by Marie Widmer.

Front Cover of the Cunarder Magazine for November 1924 - A Special West Indies Number

The Cunarder: Special West Indies Number - November 1924

The November 1924 issue of The Cunarder, a Special West Indies Number, featured articles included: Highlights of a West Indies Cruise, by T.R. West; Havana, Capital of the Land of Romance, by Jane Rossa; Bermuda, "The Little Fairy Isle," by A.S. Bell and Jamaica, Land of Springs and Streams, by P.A.Orwell.

Front Cover of the Special Issue of The Cunarder for February 1925 Featuring England, Wales and the British Countryside

The Cunarder: England, Wales and The British Countryside - February 1925

The February 1925 issue of The Cunarder -- the England, Wales and The British Countryside Special articles included: Do This When You're in England, by Clara E. Laughlin; "The Fourty-Ninth State," by Roland Gorbold, F.R.G.S., F.R.P.S.; Rural Wales Has a Charm All Its Own - Photos by J. Derham; American Shrines in England, by Adelaide B. Gillespie; and Many More.

Front Cover of the June 1925 Issue of The Cunarder - A Special Wembley Number

The Cunarder: Special Wembley Number - June 1925

The June 1925 issue of The Cunarder: Special Wembley Number, Vol. 8 No. 6 articles included: Speeding Up at the Exhigition, by Sir Travers Clarke; Wonders Old and New at Wembley, by J.S. Crawford; Going 'Round the World at Wembley, by Arthur B. Lewis; and much more.

Front Cover of the September 1926 Cunarder Travel Magazine

The Cunarder: A Travel Magazine - September 1926

Delightful Cunard Travel Magazine offers photographs and articles on destinations, fashions, and who's who on the Cunarders. This issue featured articles included: THE SAVING SENSE, by M. E. Nichols; CHARMING DALECARLIA, by Gregory Scott; ONE OF THE STONE DWELLINGS OF PANCORBO, by Herbert S. Kates; and more.

Front Cover for the Februry 1927 Issue of The Cunarder - A Travel Magazine

The Cunarder: A Travel Magazine - February 1927

The February 1927 issue of The Cunarder featured articles included: The Call of the Riviera—By Estelle H. Ries; Palermo, Where All is Picturesque—By Ellen H. Ried; Algiers—By Wm. K. Boland and Traveling in Winter—By Helen Nicholson. Front cover featured Algiers in 1572 from Contemporary Map by Braun-Hohenber.

Front Cover for the April 1927 Issue of The Cunarder - A Travel Magazine

The Cunarder: A Travel Magazine - April 1927

Volume 11, No. 4, the April 1927 issue of The Cunarder featured articles include: Let's Go! By Frank L. Cox; The Bizarre Tower By R. E. Bailey; The High, Wide and Handsome Transylvania By Christopher Morley; Fly! By David Graham; Skansen, and More!

Front Cover of Ocean: Magazine of Travel for the September 1889 Issue.

Ocean: Magazine of Travel by John H. Gould, September 1889

Articles Included: White Star Liner Teutonic; The Kaiser Wilhelm II; Schedule Time Across The Atlantic; New Records Made During August; The Ocean Ferry - Notes on various Steamship Line Activities; Safety on the Ocean; European Travel - Approximate Time of Journey and Rates of Fare by the Cheapest Direct Routes Between Points; Night Signals of Principal Transatlantic Lines.

Front Cover of the Shipbuilder Monthly: The Journal of Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering and Allied Industries for July 1907

The Shipbuilder Monthly, July 1914

Major Articles included Canadian Dredgers, Modern Steam Colliers, Royal Dockyards, New Professor of Naval Architecture at University of Liverpool. Issue include Announcement for the Special Issue of The Shipbuilder featuring the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line.

Front Cover of the Shipbuilder and Marine Engine-Builder for March 1932

The Shipbuilder & Marine Engine Builder - March 1932

The March 1932 issue of The Shipbuilder offers primarily technical orientated articles on engine and shipbuilding. Featured articles included Limitation of Passenger-Liner Construction -- noteworthy for its assessment of the fundamental change in passenger traffic from the immigrant trade to pleasure cruising and the need to meet the new requirements for this demographic.

 

Other Vintage Maritime Magazines

Scientific / Technical

Front Cover of the Scientific American for 11 August 1894

Scientific American - 11 August 1894 - SS St. Louis

The 11 August 1894 issue of the Scientific American featured articles included Wellman's Artic Expedition, Building of a Battleship, Testin Bullet-Proof Clothing, Phonograph in Classroom, New American Ocean Steamers, and many more.

Front Cover of the Scientific American for 29 June 1901

Scientific American - 29 June 1901 - Provisioning a Transatlantic Liner

June 29, 1901 issue of Scientific American magazine / weekly journal. Cover story is on provisioning a transatlantic liner (Hamburg-America line) -- great graphic illustration on front cover of the provisions needed. There is also an article on the Paris-Borrdeaux automobile race.

Front Page of the Scientific American Supplement No,. 1367 from 25 March 1902

Scientifc American Supplement - 15 March 1902

This Supplement to the Scientific American of 15 March 1902 Featured a cover story on the Kronprinz Wilhelm which conveyed Prince Henry to America for the launching of the Meteor. Other articies include Our Coal Supremacy and its Significance, Nurseries for Grapevine Grafts, Silk and its Producers, The Manufacture of Armor Plates, The Ship Canals of the World, Mathias Baldwin and the American Locomotive, and much more.

Front Page of the Scientific American for 16 July 1904

Scientific American - 16 July 1904, White Star Liner "Baltic"

Featured Articles for the 16 July 1904 issue of Scientific American includes Borax and Food, A Novel Air Compressor, An Apparatus for Preventing Seasickness, The Plans for the New Manhattan Bridge, The New White Star Liner "Baltic," and Much More.

Front Page of the Scientific American Supplement for 14 March 1914 Featuring the New White Star Liner Britannic

Scientific American Supplement - 14 March 1914 - Britannic

The unprecedented activity has marked the progress of the transatlantic shipping world within the last two or three years. No less than four magnificent steamships of some 50,000 tons displacement have been launched or put in service during this period: the “Imperator,” the “Vaterland,” the “Aquitania,” and, quite recently, the “Britannic.”

 

General Reading

Genealogy

History

Trade Publications

Women's Magazines

Scandinavian Publications

Other Periodicals in the Archives In the Queue For Uploading

  • 1903-10-15 Pacific Coast Railway & Steamship Guide includes Insert from Oceanic Steamship Company
  • 1913-09-28 Boston Sunday Post - Sunday Magazine
  • 1914-12-31 The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial: War Extra. Photos of Australian Troops Embarking on a Transport at Melbourne and numerous war battle photographs.
  • 1915-10-28 The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial: Photo of the M-1, the most powerful US Submarine; Wartime Humor, Numerous war photographs.
  • 1917-05-12 Booklet: Vol. IX [Parts 141-160] The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict, Part 143 - The Intervention of the United States
  • 1918-03-21 The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial: Camera Records of National Army Men in Training at Camp Upton, Long Island NY; Large Painting of a Busy Morning Scene at a Port in France Where American Troops Are Landing Almost Every Day; Photographs of US Navy Training Camp in San Diego
  • 1918-08-22 The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial: San Diego Training for Men in the US Navy;
  • 1918-09-05 Vol. VIII, No. 1: Mid Week Pictorial: An Illustrated Weekly published by the New York Times: Features Life on an American Transport Bound for France; Panoramic Views of Camp Bowie, Fort Worth Texas.
  • 1918-10 The Illustrated Review Featuring Our Boys "Over There" - Many photographs and information on the War, large article on the development of the Aeroplane and a photograph of a steamship carrying troops that is docking in France.
  • 1918-11-07 The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial: Article on Flight Surgeons - Flying Ambulance; Numerous wartime photographs.
  • 1919-12-18 The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial: On The Rhine - Awaiting Germany's Answer; Deep Sea Diving Equipment allows diving to depths of 360 Feet; Image of Memorial scroll and message from the King of Great Britain set to the relatives of all who fell in the war.
  • 1923-08-25 The Illustrated London News: Feature story was the Burial of President Harding: Last Rites at his Home Town - 3,000 mile Funeral Journey, Washington Ceremonies.
  • 1924 Vol. X, No. 22 Deutsch-Amerika: The Illustrated Weekly. Kinder der Zeit - Article and photographs of the rise of the Third Reich in 1923. Text in German.
  • 1932-03 The Shipbuilder and Marine Engine Builder, Vol. XXXIX, No. 262. Photographs included: M.S. Kalundborg, SS President Coolidge (Dollar Line), many of machinery parts.
  • 1936-02-01 The Illustrated London News: Record of the Lying-In-State and Funeral of His Late Majesty King George V. With Double - Page in Color: H.M. King Edward VIII.
  • 1936-09 The Kiwanis Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 9, Paginated 515-576. Article on Juvenile Delinquency, Its Causes and Prevention - Written during the depression.
  • 1982-08 Marine News - The World Ship Society, Vol. XXXVI, No. 8. Article on the Four New Transatlantic Passenger Liners for Hamburg-Amerika Line 1887 by S. J. F. Miller. The four liners were Augusta Victoria,, Columbia, Normannia, Fürst Bismarck
  • 2001 Winter, Maritime Life and Traditions, No. 13. Articles included: Hull's Maritime History; The Gold Rush Ship Niantic.
Return to Top of Page

GG Archives Category or Section

Support This Site - The Future of Our Past

Updates and Social Media

  • Visit our Facebook Page for the Latest News About the Activities of the Archives.

Improve Your Family History Through Illustrations

Make Your Family History More Readable Through Illustrations From the GG Archives