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National Geographic Magazine 1910

National Geographic Magazine has been published continuously since 1888 as the organ of the National Geographic Society. It focuses on science, travel, history, and world cultures, sharing interest with other commercial magazines in The Modernist Journals Project such as Scribner’s. The June 1910 issue contains an article on the Women’s Vote and is featured here as part of The 1910 Collection.

Virginia Woolf famously observed that “on or about December 1910, human character changed”—by which she meant to locate the shift to modernism at the end of the reign of King Edward VII and the beginning of the reign of King George V. To assist teachers and students studying this transitional moment, the MJP offers this collection of sample issues of British and American periodicals from 1910 and 1911, plus one from 1912. These samples are here mainly to provide a perspective on what was being thought, said, pictured, and advertised in both Britain and America at the moment when “human character changed.” Please note that, in addition to the issues in this special collection, there are other magazines from 1910 and 1911 in the main archive.

The following issues comprise the 1910 Collection:

National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 21, No. 6, Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey (editor)
Washington, D. C.: National Geographic Society, 1910-06
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