The Lowell Offering Masthead

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Description

The Lowell Offering title page depicts a scene in which a young woman stands in a garden with the Lowell Mill directly behind her. The image was on the cover of every issue of the Offering throughout its run, from 1840 to 1845. The young woman is neatly dressed and carrying a book as she strolls into an idyllic setting. Whether the editors saw the Offering itself as an escape for workers or wanted to portray mill life as idyllic, this cover image stands in contrast to many of the portraits of labor described in the pages of the magazine. 

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Title

The Lowell Offering Masthead

Source

The Lowell Offering

Date

1845

Subject

Title Page of The Lowell Offering

Coverage

Lowell, Massachusetts

Citation

“The Lowell Offering Masthead,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 17, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/59.