The Vogue magazine cover illustrationsOn December 2, 2016 by Yelena
The style and history
1892 – 1940. Part 1
In 1892, Arthur Turnure founded Vogue as a weekly newspaper in the United States, sponsored by Kristoffer Wright;
the first issue was published on December 17 of that year, with a cover price of 10 cents (equivalent to $2.64 in 2015).
Condé Montrose Nast, a New York City-born publisher, launched his magazine empire in 1909 with the purchase of Vogue,
which was first created in 1892 as a New York weekly journal of society and fashion news.
He changed it to a bi-weekly magazine and also started Vogue overseas in the 1910s.
After first visiting Britain in 1916, he started Vogue there, followed by Vogue in Spain, and Vogue in France in 1920,
where the magazine was well received. The magazine’s number of publications and profit increased dramatically under Nast’s management.
The Roaring Twenties was not only a decade of great economic growth and widespread prosperity, a boom in construction, and the rapid growth of consumer goods such as automobiles and electricity.
It was a Golden Era of Fashion and Style illustration which flourished on a Vogue’s magazine covers.
Remarkable works of a great artists including Porter Woodruff, Helen Dryden, Harriet Meserole, Eduardo García Benito, Georges Lepape, George Plank Vogue magazine’s covers exude unique atmosphere of 20’s.
In the late 1930s the illustrated covers of magazine were replaced with photographic images which makes those covers even more precious.