Magazines and Journals

MoDA has a collection of magazines and journals from the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century.

We hold numerous titles relating to home decorating and furnishings, including Practical Householder, Homes and Gardens and many more.  We also have magazines that cover topics relating to domestic crafts like knitting and crochet such as The Needlewoman and Golden Hands.

Magazines are a fascinating resource for their editorial content, photography and advertising, and also for their design and layouts.

In some cases we have a whole series of magazines, while for other titles we hold only a few editions. We frequently hold unbound copies, meaning that their original covers remain intact.

We’ve put together a short online reading list on various aspects of research around magazines.