Well, it's an October 1883 copy of Godey's Lady's Book. :) There was also a magazine printed in the 1800s as well, but I only got to bring the small Godey's Lady's Book home in a ziploc baggie as long as I promised to be very careful with it and bring it back.
So here's a few snap-shots of some interesting things I found within...
Did you know there were some color pictures included inside Godey's Lady's Book? There were also short stories and plays, many poems, fashions, music, and even recipes.
The organ in this picture is on sale for $49.75 (originally priced at $107.75). Now that's my kind of sale. :)