The Lady’s Magazine; and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge

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Title

The Lady’s Magazine; and Repository of Entertaining Knowledge

Publisher

W. Gibbons

Date

June–November 1792

Coverage

Philadelphia

Subject

Volume 1, numbers 1–6

Description

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.