Sorry about the huge image, but I do have a reason for making it so large!
I was going back through this blog, looking at some older posts when I realized that I needed to do some badly needed maintenance. Between the seven years I’ve been writing the Vintage Traveler, and the fact that I moved it from another site to wordpress, there were quite a few missing images and crazy text errors. So I started out to spend the afternoon fixing the problems. I quickly realized this project is going to take more than one afternoon.
When I started this blog in 2005, blogging was a very new thing. I was posting only occasionally, and my photos were sized from tiny to huge and I didn’t even always use the same font. Most of my early posts were around 100 words!
But looking back was good, because I can clearly see how I’ve grown as a blogger, that my perspective of fashion history has been more clearly defined. I’ve found some old posts that I’ll be re-writing and re-posting, as I’ve learned so much in the passing years that what I would say about an object today might be totally different from how I saw it in 2007.
One thing that really struck me was how important a consistent look is to a blog. It was only about two years ago that I tried to size every image at the same width. Some of my images were so small even I had a hard time telling what they were supposed to be. So I’ve been retaking and re-scanning some that were in sad shape.
I was rewarded for this work by today’s ad. You might recall that I found a pair of Kumfortites a few months back, and today while looking for something else, I found this ad in a 1948 magazine. And yes, the ad is huge, but it is also consistent!