Harper’s Bazaar is an American women’s fashion magazine, first published in 1867.

…Since its debut in 1867 as America’s first fashion magazine, the pages of Harper’s Bazaar,  [were] first called Harper’s Bazar

When Harper’s Bazaar began publication, it was a weekly magazine catering to women in the middle and upper classes. It showcased fashion from Germany and Paris in a newspaper-design format. It was not until 1901 that Harper’s moved to a monthly issued magazine which it maintains today. [source]

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Dec 19, 1885 HARPER'S BAZAR (BAZAAR) with Pattern Supplement, Fashion etc, currently for sale on ebay

Dec 19, 1885 HARPER’S BAZAR (BAZAAR) with Pattern Supplement, Fashion etc, currently for sale on ebay

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Ladies' and Children's Bathing Costumes. Harper's Bazaar. 1871. p46 of 1867-1898

Ladies’ and Children’s Bathing Costumes. Harper’s Bazaar. 1871. p46 of 1867-1898

All 19th century editors of Harper’s Bazaar were female: [source]

  • Mary L. Booth (1867–1889)
  • Margaret Sangster (1889–1899)
  • Elizabeth Jordan (1900–1913)

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Turkish Toweling Bathing Cloak. 1881. Harper's Bazaar p. 127 of 1867-1898

Turkish Toweling Bathing Cloak. 1881. Harper’s Bazaar p. 127 of 1867-1898

Bonnet. Slippers. Bathing costumes. 1881. Harper's Bazaar 1867-1898 p. 126

Bonnet. Slippers. Bathing costumes. 1881. Harper’s Bazaar 1867-1898 p. 126

Beach and Bathing Dresses. 1885. Harper's Bazaar 1867-1898 p. 179

Beach and Bathing Dresses. 1885. Harper’s Bazaar 1867-1898 p. 179

Bathing Costumes. 1892. Bath cloak. Harper's Bazaar 1867-1898 p. 244

Bathing Costumes. 1892. Bath cloak. Harper’s Bazaar 1867-1898 p. 244

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