The Lady’s Magazine; and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge
Volume 1, numbers 1–6
The first magazine in America targeted exclusively to women. The engraved frontispiece by Thackara and Vallance is an allegorical image of the “Genius of the Ladies Magazine,” presenting the figure of Liberty with a copy of the first great feminist treatise, Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women. Aside from its importance as a pioneer, this magazine has received little historical attention.