One model appears on the cover of the 1950s Woman's Weekly very frequently, and I think of her as the face of the magazine at that time. She was very slim and elegant, with very neat and carefully arranged hair.
|Woman's Weekly, November 27, 1954|
|Woman's Weekly, August 23, 1947|
Then last year, Woman's Weekly published a series, "A Vintage View", based on their archives. There was one issue for each decade of the 20th century since 1911, when the magazine started, and of course my anonymous model featured significantly in the 1950s issue. And amazingly, I now know who she was; here's the caption to one of the covers that she appeared on:
"A favourite face Model Patricia Squires often featured on our covers. She was married with a son and had a nanny so she could continue working."It must have been very unusual for a woman in the 1950s to pay for child-care so that she could continue to work. I am really pleased to be able to put a name to the face.
Next : the face of the 1930s. Who was this woman?