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Chic Parisient vintage fashion prints

The Girl's Own Paper
Original Victorian engravings over 125 years old

published in London, circa 1888-1890

The Girl's Own Paper

In 1880, the Religious Tract Society started a sister publication to its popular Boy's Own Paper. It was the editor's intention that the new magazine appeal to servant girls as well as young ladies of the middle class, but despite the inclusion of simple recipes and needlework instructions, The Girl's Own Paper became best known for it fiction.

Through the Victorian era The Girl's Own Paper published a fashion column once a month. These were aimed at young women from the prosperous, if not wealthy, middle classes. They described the ups and downs, and fads and fancies of fashion, offered dressmaking advice for those who wanted to follow the trends on a limited budget. And unlike today's fashion publications, never hesitated to criticize or admonish. Looking back, these fashion columns give us an excellent picture of mainstream, if not ultra-fashionable, Victorian fashion.

The first weekly number of The Girl's Own Paper appeared on January 3, 1880, price one penny. For her penny, the Victorian young lady received 16 quarto three-column pages, with many steel engravings. The GOP formula, a mix of stories and educational and improving articles, with "Answers to Correspondents" and occasional colored plates, poetry and music, was a great success. Quarto-sized weekly magazines continued, but the magazine was also made available bound into monthly parts, each monthly part contained the weekly magazines from the previous month.

The editor, Mr. Charles Peters, remained with the paper for 28 years. He had definite ideas for the GOP: he used it "to foster and develop that which was highest and noblest for the girlhood and womanhood of England – putting the best things first, and banishing the worthless from his pages." He managed to do this without making his magazine boring, preachy, or unpopluar. At the time of his death in 1907, the magazine was in excellent shape, in an attractive two-column format with photographic and halftone illustrations, and with the original mix of fiction and information broadly unchanged.

Information from Honor Ward and internet sourcesn



original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 1

Golf at St. Andrew's
Autumn and Winter Gowns

(Nov. 30, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$35

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 2

Paris made Walking Dress...Cashmere and Velvet Gown
Directoire and Striped Serge Gown
Back of Cashmere Gown

(Oct. 26, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 3

August – at the Paris Exhibition
Two Bonnets and a Hat
Hairdressing – A Knot and Curls

(Aug. 2, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 4

In the Park
Three New Styles in Headgear
The New Cloak and Mantle
Directoire Gowns and the New Way of Making Cottons and Thin Woollens

(May 25, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 5

In the New Gallery
In the Park

(April 26, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 6

The Newest Gowns at the Private View
The New Court Bodices
Three Bodices for Spring Wear

(April 20, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 7

Greek Style of Hairdressing
Muslin Fichu
Evening Dress of Lace, New Bodice and Sleeve, Ruched Skirt
Walking Dresses in the Park

(March 29, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 8

A Simple Lace Gown
Spring Gowns
The Empire The Directory
The Newest Bonnet
Long Cloaks and New Bodices with Puffed Sleeves

(March 30, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 9

A Winter Walk Across the Park
The New Sleeve Epaulette and a Tailor-made Gown

(Feb. 22, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 10

The 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' Dress for a Boy
Dress in the Park
Three New Jerseys
New Jacket, with a Cape
For the Evenings at Home

(Feb. 23, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 11

A Warm Discussion
In Wintry Weather

(Jan. 4, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12

The Cloth Cape and Fur Collar
An Afternoon at Home
Two Long Mantles and a Fur Cape
The Earliest Snow

(Dec. 28, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Double page spread = approximately 16.375 x 10.675 inches, with centerfold

Further text and illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12A

Private view at the new gallery

(June 29, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 10.75 x 8.25 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12B

Hats and Bonnets
New Small Mantles

(June 29, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12C

On the coast

(July 26, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 10.75 x 8.25 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12D

Tailor-made Gowns

(July 26, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$5

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12E

Warmer dresses for the autumn

(Aug. 30, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 10.75 x 8.25 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12F

By the seaside in September

(Aug. 30, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12G

On a northern moor

(Sept. 27, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12H

Empire Wedding Dress and Corselet Bodice
Paper Pattern

(Sept. 27, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12I

Mantles, Capes, and Jackets

(Sept. 27, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12J

Outdoor Apparel

(Jan. 26, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12K

The New Veil
Fur-trimmed Jacket
Tow Hats and a Bonnet

(Dec. 29, 1888)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12L

Double-breasted fur-trimmed jacket
A pair of tea-gowns and an empire frock

(Jan. 26, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12M

What is left of our bonnets
Walking dresses

(May 30, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$10

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12N

The sleeves of to-day
A corselet bodice
Bodice gathered in front, and fastened under left arm

(May 31, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$10

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12O

Point d'Alencon

(May 24, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$10

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12P

Point d'Argentan
Vrai Valenciennes

(May 24, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$10

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12Q

My work basket (monograms)

(April 13, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$10

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 12R

My work basket (monograms)

(April 13, 1889)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$10

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 13

The Girl's Own Annual

(date unknown, 1889-1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 14

A Surrey Watermill
(From the Original Painting by Birket Foster)

(date unknown, 1889-1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 10.75 x 8.25 inches

Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$25

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 15

Greeting the Spring

(April 12, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engravings

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 16

A Wedding in the days of Queen Elizabeth

(May 10, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 17

'Through all the summer of warmth and hope, their shadows dance on the daisied slope.' (Our Beeches)

(May 3, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 18

She would sit at my feet night after night and read from the book on my lap

(May 10, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 19

I stook there motionless, looking down. Though I never turned my head, I knew that he lingered.

(May 24, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 20

A Little Shadow

(date unknown)

original 125+-year-old halftone lithograph

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 21

A lover of the sea

(June 21, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 22

Summer

(1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving/lithograph/halftone

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Further text and/or illustrations on the opposite side. Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$15

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 23

In sweet July

(July 1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

original engravings from The Girl's Own Paper (1888-1890)

REF: NO. 24

What says thy friend?

(July 5, 1890)

original 125+-year-old engraving

Sheet size = approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Please click on above image for an enlarged view and to assess condition. Typical age-appropriate toning, foxing, and edge/corner wear are possible. The Darvill's digital watermark does not appear on the actual antique print.

$20

 

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