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1897 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue

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A complete replica of the consumer's guide that revolutionized America.

This facsimile of the entire 1897 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue brings to life a bygone era. Originally called the Consumer's Guide, the catalogue features illustrations of more than 6,000 items, from abdominal corsets to zulu guns, and more than 700 pages of delectable copy that, according to legend, was written entirely by the company's founder, Richard Sears.

Millions of Americans in 1897 considered the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue required reading, its pages filled with the stuff of dreams. Nearly a century later, the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue remains, like a treasured family album, a browser's delight.

Review:

"Here, in the Sears catalogue, was a fairyland for kiddies from nine to ninety, a garden of wonders appealing to every taste." S. J. Perelman, from the Introduction

Review:

"A dazzling trove for students of Americana, it is certainly one of the happiest publishing ideas in years." Time

Synopsis:

- A facsimile of the original catalogue- Contains hundreds of illustrations and intriguing text describing more than 6,000 items- Presents a unique glimpse of America at the turn of the century and brings this bygone era to life- Ideal for collectors of Americana, social historians, and browsers

Table of Contents

Preface v
Browsers' Delight by S. J. Perelman ix
What America Was Like: 1895-1905 xv

Ordering Instructions 1
Groceries 8
Drugs 26
General Hardware 38
Tools 64
Refrigerators 104
Bells 106
Cutlery 107
Stoves and Household Utensils 115
Agricultural Implements 148
Men's and Boys' Clothing 166
Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers 190
Men's and Boys' Furnishings 210
General Accessories 225
Trunks 250
Dry Goods 254
Women's and Girls' Clothing 268
Carpets, Curtains, and Linens 284
Women's Accessories 301
Books and Stationary 336
Watches and Jewelry 362
Silverware 438
Clocks 457
Optical Goods 462

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791046265
Editor:
Perelman, S. J.
Author:
Sears
Editor:
Israel, Fred L.
Author:
Perelman, S. J.
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publications
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bibliographies & Indexes
Subject:
Manufactures
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
Catalogs
Subject:
Sears, roebuck and company
Subject:
Manufactures -- Catalogs.
Subject:
Antiques, American
Edition Number:
100
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
736
Dimensions:
11.04x8.20x1.53 in. 3.74 lbs.

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Product details 736 pages Chelsea House Publications - English 9780791046265 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Here, in the Sears catalogue, was a fairyland for kiddies from nine to ninety, a garden of wonders appealing to every taste."
"Review" by , "A dazzling trove for students of Americana, it is certainly one of the happiest publishing ideas in years."
"Synopsis" by , - A facsimile of the original catalogue- Contains hundreds of illustrations and intriguing text describing more than 6,000 items- Presents a unique glimpse of America at the turn of the century and brings this bygone era to life- Ideal for collectors of Americana, social historians, and browsers
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