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Antoine Document, 1937. Image via BnF Gallica.

      Digitized materials related to the history of beauty, hairstyling, and perfume. This directory includes 25 periodical titles, comprising about 3180 individual issues, plus 54 books, all free to access as of when I listed them. Dates correspond to the years available of each periodical.  Feel free to send me things to add, and please let me know if a link is no longer functional. 

Lingerie Periodicals

19th Century


20th Century


Lingerie Books

Physique de la Beauté, ou Pouvoir Naturel de ses Charmes, 1748. French beauty guide by Étienne Gabriel Morelly.


  • AdAccess: Duke University's archive of over 7,000 advertisements from 1911-1955, with lots of advertisements for beauty products.  

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