Old Magazines&Vintage Magazines
Wolfgang's has hundreds of vintage magazine titles and tens of thousands of issues of old magazines for sale including pop culture, sports, music and news topics. Browse our collection of vintage and old magazines to revisit those special moments in history or choose a "birthday" issue for the perfect gift.
Wolfgang's has tens of thousands of issues of
Music Magazines, and
Pop Culture Magazines.
Our magazines are individually inspected and only offered to you if they meet our exacting standards. If you are less than 100% satisfied we will refund the full amount of your purchase as long as you let us know within 30 days.
Better Homes and Gardens focuses on interests regarding homes, cooking, gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating, and entertaining. The magazine is published 12 times per year and was founded in 1922 by Edwin Meredith.
Civil War Times (formerly Civil War Times Illustrated) is a history magazine covering the American Civil War. It focuses on both battlefield strategy and tactics and the social and economic conditions of the time, as well as the aftermath of the Civil War on the present.
Car and Driver was founded as Sports Cars Illustrated in 1955. In its early years, the magazine focused primarily on small, imported sports cars. In 1961, the magazine was renamed Car and Driver to show a more general automotive focus. 2005 marked the 50th anniversary of the magazine.
Collier's was founded in 1888. The magazine ceased publication 1957, though a brief, failed attempt was made to revive the Collier's name with a new magazine in 2012. Collier's established a reputation as a proponent of social reform. It’s format popularized the short-short story and later began the serializing of novels in the 1920s. It was also known for utilizing the leading illustrators of the day.
Crawdaddy was a rock music magazine launched in 1966. It was created by Paul Williams, a Swarthmore College student at the time, in response to the increasing sophistication and cultural influence of popular music.
DownBeat is a magazine devoted to "jazz, blues and beyond", the last word indicating its expansion beyond the jazz realm which it covered exclusively in previous years. The publication was established in 1934.
Elle is a worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin that focuses on fashion, beauty, health and entertainment. It was founded in 1945 by Hélène Gordon-Lazareff and her husband, the writer Pierre Lazareff. The title means "she" or "her" in French.
Esquire is a long-running men's magazine, founded in 1933. It flourished during the Great Depression and World War II while during the 1960s it pioneered the "new journalism" movement. After a period of quick and drastic decline during the 1990s, the magazine revamped itself as a lifestyle-heavy publication.
Fortune is a multinational business magazine. The publication was founded by Henry Luce in 1929. The magazine competes with Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek in the national business magazine category and distinguishes itself with long, in-depth feature articles.
Good Housekeeping is a women's magazine owned by the Hearst Corporation, featuring articles about women's interests, product testing by The Good Housekeeping Institute, recipes, diet, and health, as well as literary articles.
Guitar Player is a popular magazine for guitarists, founded in 1967. A typical issue of Guitar Player includes in-depth artist features, extensive lessons, gear and music reviews, letters to the magazine, and various front-of-book articles. n May 2006, the Music Player Network partnered with TrueFire TV to launch an internet-based television station for guitarists. It provides content similar to that of the magazine such as interviews and lessons.
Hit Parader was a music magazine that operated between 1942 and 2008. A monthly publication, it was a general popular music title until the 1980s, when its focus turned to the genres of hard rock and heavy metal. The magazine reached its peak during the 1980s as heavy metal music achieved high levels of popularity and commercial success.
Holiday was an American travel magazine published from 1946 to 1977. The magazine employed writers such as Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Lawrence Durell, James Michener and E. B. White.
Hot Rod is a monthly American car magazine devoted to hot rodding, drag racing, and muscle cars—modifying automobiles for performance and appearance.
Interview is a magazine founded in late 1969 by artist Andy Warhol and British journalist John Wilcock. The magazine, nicknamed "The Crystal Ball of Pop", features interviews with celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative thinkers. Interviews were usually unedited or edited in the eccentric fashion of Warhol's books and The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again.
Kerrang! is a British weekly magazine devoted to rock and metal music. Named after the onomatopoeic word that derives from the sound made when playing a power chord on a distorted electric guitar, Kerrang! was initially devoted to the new wave of British heavy metal and the rise of hard rock acts.
Life was published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 until 2000. During its golden age from 1936 to 1972, Life was a wide-ranging weekly general interest magazine known for the quality of its photography.
Ladies' Home Journal is an American magazine published by the Meredith Corporation. It was first published on February 16, 1883 and eventually became one of the leading women's magazines of the 20th century in the United States.
Liberty is a libertarian journal, founded in 1987 by R. W. Bradford. Liberty was printed on uncoated paper stock and had line drawing cartoons by S. H. (Scott) Chambers and Rex F. "Baloo" May, no photographs except for advertisements, and only one extra color (blue), which was limited to the cover and occasionally a few ads.
Look was a biweekly, general-interest magazine published in Des Moines, Iowa, from 1937 to 1971, with more of an emphasis on photographs than articles. A large-sized magazine, it was generally considered a competitor to Life, which began publication months earlier and ended in 1972, a few months after Look ceased publication.
Mad is a humor magazine founded in 1952 and launched as a comic book before it became a magazine. It was widely imitated and influential, affecting satirical media, as well as the cultural landscape of the 20th century. Mad's mascot, Alfred E. Neuman, is typically the focal point of the magazine's cover, with his face often replacing that of a celebrity or character who is lampooned within the issue.
McCall's was a monthly American women's magazine, that enjoyed great popularity through much of the 20th century. McCall's published fiction by such well-known authors as Alice Adams, Ray Bradbury, Gelett Burgess, Willa Cather, Jack Finney, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Barbara Garson, John Steinbeck, Tim O'Brien, Tony J. Caridi, Anne Tyler and Kurt Vonnegut.
Men's Journal is a monthly men's lifestyle magazine focused on outdoor recreation and comprising editorials on the outdoors, environmental issues, health and fitness, style and fashion, and gear. It was founded in 1992.
Motor Trend is an automobile magazine. It first appeared in September 1949, bearing the tagline "The Magazine for a Motoring World".
National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888. The magazine is known for its thick square-bound glossy format with a yellow rectangular border and its extensive use of dramatic photographs.
National Lampoon was a humor magazine which ran from 1970 to 1998. The magazine reached its height of popularity and critical acclaim during the 1970s when it had a far-reaching effect on American humor and comedy.
Newsweek is a weekly news magazine founded in 1933. Newsweek was a widely distributed newsweekly through the 20th century, with many notable editors-in-chief throughout the years.
Penthouse is a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione. It combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, temporarily evolved into hardcore.
People is a weekly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories. People is perhaps best known for its yearly special issues naming the "World's Most Beautiful", "Best & Worst Dressed", and "Sexiest Man Alive". The magazine runs a roughly 50/50 mix of celebrity and human-interest articles.
Playboy is an men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine. The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories. With a regular display of full-page color cartoons, it became a showcase for notable cartoonists. After a year-long removal of most nude photos in Playboy magazine, the March–April 2017 issue brought back nudity.
Popular Mechanics is a magazine of popular science and technology, featuring automotive, home, outdoor, electronics, science, do-it-yourself, and technology topics. Military topics, aviation and transportation of all types, space, tools and gadgets are commonly featured.
Road & Track is an automotive enthusiast magazine. It focuses on new production cars, vintage cars, and race cars with drive reviews, road trips, and comparison tests.
Rolling Stone is an monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was first known for its coverage of rock music and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. It is known for provocative photography and its cover photos.
Scientific American is a popular science magazine. Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, have contributed articles to it.
SPORT was a sports magazine launched in September 1946. It pioneered the generous use of color photography.
Sports Illustrated is a sports magazine first published in August 1954 and features liberal use of color photos.
The Economist is a weekly magazine-format newspaper. It takes an editorial stance of classical and economic liberalism that supports free trade, globalisation, free immigration and cultural liberalism.
The New Yorker is an American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
The Saturday Evening Post was one of the most widely circulated and influential magazines within the American middle class, with fiction, non-fiction, cartoons and features that reached millions of homes every week from the 1920s to the 1960s, it was one of the most widely circulated and influential magazines within the American middle class, with fiction, non-fiction, cartoons and features that reached millions of homes every week.
Saturday Review, previously The Saturday Review of Literature, was an weekly magazine established in 1924. At its peak, it was influential as the base of several widely read critics (Wilder Hobson, music critic Irving Kolodin, and theater critics John Mason Brown and Henry Hewes). It was never very profitable and eventually succumbed to the decline of general-interest magazines after restructuring and trying to reinvent itself more than once during the 1970s and 1980s.
Time is a weekly news magazine founded in 1923, making it the first weekly news magazine in the United States.The magazine was based on brevity so that a busy man could read it in an hour.
Trouser Press was a rock and roll magazine started in New York in 1974. The magazine's original scope was British bands and artists.
U.S. News & World Report is a magazine that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis. It was founded in 1933. Since 1983, it has become known primarily for its influential ranking and annual reports of colleges and graduate schools, spanning across most fields and subjects.
Woman's Home Companion was an American monthly magazine, published from 1873 to 1957. It was highly successful, climbing to a circulation peak of more than four million during the 1930s and 1940s. The magazine was headquartered in Springfield, Ohio and discontinued in 1957.
Woman's Day is a women's magazine that covers such topics as homemaking, food, nutrition, physical fitness, physical attractiveness, and fashion. The magazine was first published in 1931. Selling for five cents a copy (89¢ today), the magazine featured articles on childcare, crafts, food preparation and cooking, home decoration, needlework and health, plus a revival of cartoonist Walter Hoban's Jerry on the Job comic strip.
Condé Montrose Nast began his empire by purchasing the men's fashion magazine Dress in 1913. He renamed the magazine Dress and Vanity Fair and published four issues in 1913. It continued to thrive into the twenties. A revival of the magazine was announced in 1981. In addition to its controversial photography, the magazine also prints articles on a variety of topics.