So, here we go! The first issue of Meyer's Modeblatt 1946 (need an introduction to this blog series? Check here: http://dollsfashionart.blogspot.ch/2012/10/meyers-modeblatt-1946-year-in-fashion.html). The year started with a cute baby on the cover, and continued with that theme... not much fashion in this one - sorry! But let's get on with the further categories!
Keep it patriotic!
I don't know if it was because of that, but this issue definitely had a children/baby theme going. Several pages of knitting and crotcheting patterns for babies and small kids followed. Mostly clothing, but also things like a pretty cover for a pram.
This issue didn't discuss a movie of the year, as subsequent ones would, but it has a little bit of movie history trivia. It talkes about silent movie star Bessie Love, who had returned to the spotlight after moving to the UK, to entertain the troops and then to appear on the theater in London. It shows her being a housewife, and doing her grocery shopping with her ration book under the arm.
"Die bunte Seite" appeared in every issue, rounding up more and less important news from around the world. There's everything - an American farmer whose cow gave birth to five calves (!!!), the electrification of a railway line in Switzerland, an auction of rare stamps in Zurich, a strange kind of baby bed that's electrically heated to a constant temperature (doesn't it look horrible?!) and the inhabitants of a mountain valley prostesting against a reservoir and dam project (and you thought that only nowadays these kinds of projects got severe opposition... think again!).
Another small blurb talks about Cunard's ship Queen Elizabeth going into dry-dock . I assume this was done to change her back from troop ship to passenger ship.
Slimming product ad
Breast enhancement ad
On quite a different note, for all the faithful subscribers to the magazine, there were also a few things on offer. First, a practical folder in which one could collect all the sewing patterns:
And then, on the back page - book covers you could order to have then a book binder bind a whole year's worth of the magazine into a nice book. I think that the covers that came with my magazines might have just been these, only this particular owner decided to pull some cotton ties through them and just tie it all up together...