Sarah's Story

1830 - 1850

Sarah was a poet, an author, and editor of Godey's Lady's Book for 40 years. It was in Godey's that the hexagon design first appeared in an American periodical in 1835. In her day, Sarah was the leading influencer of fashion and all matters concerning the keeping of a home. Everything from furnishings to cooking, sewing the latest fashions, hand-crafts, sheet music and more were part of each issue. Sarah advocated the values of education and women in the workforce, and Godey's published originals works by American authors, including Srah's poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb". She was largely responsible for President Lincoln proclaiming Thanksgiving a national holiday.

by Betsy Chutchian for Moda