The Pictorial Review was a magazine based in New York and first published in September 1899. The magazine was originally designed to showcase dress patterns of William Paul Ahnelt's American Fashion Company. By the late 1920s it was one of the largest of the "women's magazines". In June, 1931 it emjoyed a circulation of 2,540,000. In 1936, the publisher sold the magazine to its Vice President, Adman George S. Fowler. In 1937 it merged with The Delineator, another women's magazine. However, two years later it ceased publication.
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