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rags livesRags was a counterculture fashion magazine that was only published for once year in 1970. Fortunately for us Cassandra Tondro was an obsessive fan of the publication and got permission by publisher Baron Wolman to feature the magazine's pages online. Rags Lives an awesome find for anyone interested in the history of fashion, politics and culture.

You'll find outstanding on the street photographs of rebels and flower children. But the magazine didn't limit it's scope to the ultra hip. It featured stories about all walks of life, the fashion trends among gay women, the uniforms of various waitresses, the lifestyles of people in the Amazon, the musings of cosmetics counter saleswomen.

If this were a magazine today it would still feel ahead of its time and revolutionary. Imagine a fashion magazine not entirely devoted to size two badly behaved starlets! Imagine if The Sartorialist were larger in scope, showing the styles of all different kinds of people, with interesting social commentary to boot. I would sign up. Let's just hope someone who can get a magazine started stumbles on this gem of a site.

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Posted on February 25, 2008

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