Vintage Harpers Bazaar Magazine – September 1940 – Diana Vreeland – Vertes Cover – Fabulous Ads
It is an amazing issue, extremely rare, and the first one to include only American fashions. The birth of American fashion photography can be seen here, with photos by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Abbe, Hoyningen-Huene, Herbert Matter, and Munkacsi.
Several illustrations by Verte, including the gorgeous cover.
Carmel Snow, Editor
Frances McFadden, Managing Editor
Diana Vreeland, Fashion Editor
George Davis, Literary Editor,
Alexey Brodovitch, Art Director
There is a vast selection of ads, including but not limited to Tiffany, Vanity Fair stockings, Bonwitt Teller, I Magnin, Vasserette, Marshall Field & Co, and too many more to list individually.
This magazine is in very good condition for its age – it will be 100 years old soon.
All 120 pages and covers are intact, with no rips, bends, or tears. There is no writing or cutouts on the pages. Small pen mark on the cover from thoughtless handling.
The binding is tight. Small 1/2″ separation of the front cover from the binding at the bottom of the spine. Signs of light wear and age. Some shading on the front and back due to sunlight and the way it was stored. It has no odors or water damage.