I find the illustrated/photography combination Pictorial Review Patterns from the 30s to be wonderful pieces of vintage history. They incorporated a real model into the illustration so you can see what these patterns might look like in person. I think it makes them feel more "real", even though these are models and sewn by experts (smile). It is also a rare treat to see color illustrations of 30's color attire, making these gems even more lovely to look at.
I'm not exactly sure when Pictorial Review discontinued this practice but I thought I'd share some of these wonderful illustrations I've compiled. You don't see these types of patterns come up for sale too often. It looks like they had this theme going in the mid to late 30's and then discontinued it.
Happy New Year, everyone!