Inside Beauty and Health
A Magazine for Women
Highlights of the November, 1903 issue
The cover. The slogan of the magazine was "Health is beauty. Ugliness is sin."
Inside the front cover: ads for Macfadden's book and other items of interest to a woman.
After seven more pages of similar ads, we see the table of contents.
"Mrs. Florence Bruce, artist, New York City, N.Y. $1,000.00 Prize Contestant for the
most perfectly developed woman. Mrs. Bruce is partly a vegetarian and partly a fruitarian.
Height, 5 feet 5 inches; weight, 160 lbs."
On the facing page is the beginning of the latest installment in a series of articles.
Exercises for women by Macfadden.
An article advancing Macfadden's belief that women need be healthy, strong, and fit.
Testimonials and a "Dear Abby" (long before Abby) personal advice article.
Information about the upcoming Physical Culture Exhibition at Madison Square Garden -
$5000 in prizes including the most "perfect woman" and athletic contests for women and girls.
Exercises for girls.
An indespensable romance story. Margaret Grant was most likely a pen name used by Macfadden.
Inside the back cover was an ad for free pictures of classical nudes and semi-nude figures.
Macfadden was inspired by Greek ideals of beauty. He included these kinds of
reproductions in all his magazines of the time.
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