In 1860, American readers loved Godey’s Lady’s Book for its elaborate colored fashion plates. Listen to Buchanan Library Fellow Josanda Addo’s curator statement, and hear her thoughts on the magazine’s advice to women. Content published in Godey’s Lady Book’s reflected American’s beliefs about women’s roles in society, including women’s self-sufficiency in the domestic sphere. Contributors wrote articles about fashion’s influence on society, the proper way to exercise, and how to maintain proper health. Enjoy this new online exhibit 19th-Century Periodicals: Framing the New American Standard.