3 March 2018

UHU magazine

Apart from dolls, I also collect old paper (photographs, magazines, letters, ...), mainly but not exclusively from the late 1800s to the 1950s.

Yesterday seven UHU magazines arrived with the mail. UHU was published between 1924 and 1934 in Berlin. I bought them especially for the covers, but found some pictures of dolls inside as well.

August 1928 cover.
In this issue there were two doll related pictures:

A factory where wax mannequins were produced.

French performer Mistinguett with her doll collection.

In another issue: this photo of a wax figure of Madame Tussaud herself :-).

January 1932 cover.
 And this is my favorite cover:

August 1932.

42 comments:

  1. That's a very interesting magazine. And the first cover is really nice. I love 1920s. But those dolls look a bit scary.
    Pity my grandma's magazines from 70s and 80s were lost. But I have some photos from 1900s.

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    1. Hello Nana, displaying dolls hanging on walls is something I've seen before, but would never do myself. I like my dolls standing or sitting in a cabinet or on a shelf :-). The mannequins are with so many, but separately I bet they look awesome.

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  2. I have some vintage photographs and pattern magazines. I would like to collect more, but my money usually ends up going towards dolls and doll furniture, clothes, etc.! My interest is all in pre-WWI items, though.

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    1. Hello Barb, I usually find cheap photographs and magazines at flea markets, although lately it's getting harder to find good ones. I don't spend very much on my old paper collection, like you I spend most of my money on dolls :-).

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    2. I forgot to mention this: I found your comment also in the spam section, as well as in the awaiting moderation section. I read before that you had problems with your comments, so I wanted to let you know.

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  3. it's funny looking at those old magazines. what was supposed to be 'sexy' back then, it looks pretty naïve nowadays. as for the dolls, back in the 50s there was a spanish doll called 'mariquita pérez'. there's a picture of my mom when she was a child, holding one of those 'mariquitas'. :)

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    1. Hello Chema, a lot has changed through the years hasn't it :-). I know Mariquita Pérez dolls through the lovely remakes that are produced. The old dolls are very pretty. They also have beautiful clothes!

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  4. amazing photos :O Especially I like these with the factory of dolls. Hugs!

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    1. Hello Aya, I'm glad you like them! At first sight the mannequins looked human to me, it's an unusual picture :-). Hugs back :-)

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  5. Your blog is so interesting! Those photos are mesmerizing. They are so different from the things in magazines today. Thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    Caroline

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    1. Hello Caroline, thank you very much :-). Times have changed, and yet, when I read articles from so many years ago, I notice that people haven't changed that much, because some topics are not so different from now :-). Thank you for your comment and visit! Hugs back!

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    1. Hello Dlubaniny, I'm glad you find them interesting! Hugs

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  7. Okładki UHU bardzo ładne, ale i samo czasopismo pewnie było interesujące :)
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie :)

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    1. Cześć Swiat, badani w UHU są bardzo zmienne, ale nie czytałem jeszcze artykuły. Ale oni wydają się interesujące! Są one publikowane w okresie Republiki Weimarskiej, więc będzie to fascynujące, aby przeczytać! Serdeczne pozdrowienia :-)

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  8. What a piece of history! Great magazines. :) But I also think that mannequins photo is a bit creepy. As the dolls on the wall.

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    1. Hello Kamelia, that is what I like about collecting old paper, it's a dive in history and so fascinating :-). I wouldn't have liked working in such a factory and close up at night hahaha! The dolls on the wall must be very beautiful, but how they are displayed is not how I would do it :-).

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    2. Exactly! No matter how beautiful they are - displayed like that the look like the hangmen after collective execution. I would never walk that corridor at night!

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    3. Hi Kamelia, the doll sitting on the floor with the actress is the lucky one ;-D! It would be a great scene for a horror movie though: someone walking through that corridor at night with a flash light lol!

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  9. Those old magazines have so much charm! I love the drawings, they are so different from the modern covers... Also the article (and pictures) about the manequins seems interesting. A bit eerie, maybe, but still interesting.

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    1. Hello Chiriann, they do, and some of the covers of old magazines are real works of art, so beautiful! As far as I can see, the pictures of the mannequins and the collection of dolls are not connected to an article, it was a returning topic in the UHU to show two pictures that have something in common, without more explanation. I would have liked to know where that factory was! Hugs :-)

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  10. Bardzo ciekawe czasopismo. Marzę o takim dziecięcym manekinie sklepowym i choć kocham lata 20te -30te, to manekin mógłby być i z 50tych - 60tych. Mam kilka czasopism modowych z tych lat. Gratuluję ciekawego zakupu. :)

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    1. Witam Szara, dziękujemy :-). Stary sklep manekiny są tak piękne! Od czasu do czasu widzę, że niektóre rynki i kocham je! Co też jest ładne są małe manekiny z 1950 roku, który pokazał bielizny i ubrania w miniaturze. Zostały one umieszczone na ladzie lub w oknie sklepu. Kocham te, jak również!

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  11. I really like old fashion magazines. I also gather true from the 1800s. They are very good

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    1. Hello Laszlo, the illustrations in those magazines are beautiful. For you they must be a great source of inspiration!

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  12. Hola Millicent, yo soy muy aficionada a las publicaciones de épocas pasadas, aunque no tengo muchas, mi presupuesto no da para emplearlo en todas las cosas que me gustan: libros, comics, cuentos ilustrados, muñecas... Recuerdo una bonita colección de moda de mi madre, me encantaba contemplar los figurines de los años 50 y 60. Lamentablemente, vivir en una casa pequeña tiene el inconveniente de que todo estorba por falta de espacio, y ella un día lo tiro todo, sin consultarme.
    Las portadas de tus revistas son preciosas, pero las fotografías interiores de muñecas colgadas realmente me parecen siniestras.
    Besos.

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    1. Lamento escuchar sobre la colección perdida de su madre. La moda de 1950 y 60 es tan hermoso. Me alegro de te gusta las cubiertas! Sí, colgando de las muñecas en las paredes no es mi gusto! :-)
      Besos :-)

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  13. I love how back then 'sex appeal' meant there was some mystery to a woman.

    The dolls and mannequins... I'm honestly a little wigged out by them.

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    1. Hello Sheila, I agree, and I love that there was room for a little glamour and subtlety :-).
      The pictures are a bit surreal aren't they, and the lighting in the dolls picture certainly makes it even more surreal. I do love boudoir dolls from that time, they are wonderful to look at, especially the faces.

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  14. It is always a joy to see old magazines and papers well preserved. Older relatives can have some nice specimen of older things. I collected paper tissues when I was a kid. Had a little tin box where I put the paper tissues. Asked the older family members and friends to save some for me, until next time. And they always did. The tissues were so beautiful, with motives and forms. Wonder where that tin box disappeared?
    Well, wonderful magazines and great that you found them!

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    1. Hi Niina, aha, so you were a collector already back then :-)! Such things from childhood disappear and who knows what happened to them...
      These UHU magazines are usually rather-to-very expensive and not easy to find, I was very lucky that I could buy them at a small price :-).

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  15. OOO what a great piece of history! I love old books and magazins covers. I have some DIY books from 1950's and those photos and pics are awesome.

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    1. Hello Balbinka, it certainly is :-). The fifties magazines are often so glamorous, women and men dressed very elegant back then :-). I wish hats and gloves were back for daily use, I love those accessories!

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  16. Hi dear Millicent! Great new black and white blog cover!!
    I haven´t heard before of these UHU magazines but they seem lovley! I love flappers style and mood and behaviour! The first cover is gorgeous and your favourite is also brilliant!!
    Hugs from Spain

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    1. Hi Rosana, thank you! I regularly change my blog cover, I'm glad you like this one :-). These magazines are from an interesting period in German history, I'm happy that I could buy some. The last cover is designed by photographer and artist Karl Schenker, who made gorgeous photographs in that time as well.
      Hugs back!

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  17. Beautiful photos <3 I love this old magazines <3

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    1. Hello Urszula, I'm glad you like them! I love old magazines too, they are fascinating! Hugs x

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  18. Dziękuję, że pokazałaś te zdjęcia! Są bardzo ciekawe! Pierwsza okładka bardzo mi się spodobała :-)

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  19. Witam Olla, podoba mi się pierwsza okładka zbyt i kapelusz, który pani ma na sobie:-). Serdeczne pozdrowienia :-)

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  20. druga fotografia przywodzi mi na myśl
    eksperymenty medyczne - potrzebne wszak
    nieraz - choć nie zawsze śliczne :)

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    1. Witam Inka, to zdjęcie dziwne nieprawdaż :-). Wygląda na to, fabryki, gdzie androidy są wykonane mi :-D. Lub coś innego science fiction (The Matrix).

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