ABOUT VINTAGE MAGAZINE SHOPPE
Vintage Magazine Shoppe (VMS) has one of the largest collections of weekly news magazines in the World. We stock all of the famous publications of the 20th century. Our inventory is in excess of 100,000 magazines, bolstered by over 55,000 LIFE magazines, THEE [sic] premier weekly (1936 to 1972) news magazine of all time. We have thousands of issues of Time, Newsweek, and Saturday Evening Post, in addition to lesser known weeklies such as Colliers, Look, Harpers Weekly, Liberty, Leslie’s, along with semi-news weeklies such as Scientific American, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stones, People and Us.
Our mission is to reconnect these lost treasures to Baby Boomers and introduce the under forty group to the way America survived in the “non electronic” paper world. Young and old can go “back to the future” by holding in their hands a seventy year old antique magazine, absorbing all of the colorful ads, the brilliant artwork, the stunning photos, and amazing articles about the people, places and events of the 20th century. It sometimes seems disheartening to realize that the most powerful form of media from 1900 to 1960, the weekly news magazine, has been destroyed, stored in the attic or buried in the cellar.
At anytime we can turn on the TV and watch a TV rerun from the Fifties or a movie classic from the Thirties, but it is very difficult to find an original magazine to browse through from the Twenties, Thirties, or Forties. All of the incredible art work by famous 20th century illustrators, including cultural icon Norman Rockwell, might as well never have been born. Fascinating articles authored by literary giants Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Jack London would be destined to never be read again. We GUARANTEE that leafing through one vintage magazine will create a surreal feeling and provide a entirely new perspective on the life and times of yesteryear. We want to share this rich tapestry of Americana with all generations. Don’t be surprised to find that for all of the changes over the decades, so many things remain much the same – sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Yes, history DOES tend to repeat itself.
In essence, Vintage Magazine Shoppe is a tribute to the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boomers whose God fearing character and patriotism will never be equaled and truly reaffirms that the United States of America is the greatest country ever created.
Francis E. DiBacco
Vintage Magazine Shoppe