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Catalogue & Buyer's Guide #57: Montgomery Ward Catalogue of 1895

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Before the Internet, Wal-Mart, and the shopping mall, there was Montgomery Ward.

"Our mail order methods meet many wants," wrote a poetic but anonymous copywriter on a page of the 1895 Montgomery WardandCo. catalogue. He had a gift for understatement. At its zenith from the 1880s to the 1940s, Montgomery Ward, like its cross-town Chicago rival, Sears, sold virtually everything the average American could think of or desire—and by mail. This was a revolution, and Ward's fired the first shot. To buy spittoons, books of gospel hymns, hat pins, rifles, wagons, violins, birdcages, or portable bathtubs, purchases that used to require many separate trips to specialist merchants, suddenly all the American shopper had to do was lick a stamp. This unabridged facsimile of the retail giant's 1895 catalogue showcases some 25,000 items, from the necessities of life (flour, shirts) to products whose time has passed (ear trumpets). It is an important resource for antiquaries, students of Americana, writers of historical fiction, and anyone who wants to know how much his great-grandfather paid for his suspenders. It is a true record of an era. 20,000 b/w illustrations.

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Tea gowns, yards of flannel and pillowcase lace, stereoscopes, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, spittoons — some 25,000 items in all, most illustrated. "A priceless resource." — History in Review.

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Tea gowns, yards of flannel and pillow-case lace, stereoscopes, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, spittoons — some 25,000 items in all, most illustrated.

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Tea gowns, yards of flannel and pillow-case lace, stereoscopes, books of gospel hymns, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, side saddles, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, high-button shoes, spittoons — some 25,000 items in all, most illustrated. "A priceless resource." — History in Review.

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Montgomery WardandCo., founded in 1872, was the world's first mail-order goods business. The company once boasted more than 600 stores but since 2004 is exclusively an online retailer.

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Magdalene, December 17, 2009 (view all comments by Magdalene)
Too many of what claim to be 'reproduction' catalogues today turn out to be a mishmash from different catalogues randomly thrown together, haphazardly abridged and printed on the cheapest newsprint they can find.

Fortunately this is *not* the case with this delightful _unabridged_ Dover edition of Montgomery Ward's 1895 Spring/Summer Catalogue and Buyer's Guide.

Printed on quality stock, it is as much a delight for the casual reader, as it is a formidable research tool for historical archivist, costume designer or antiques dealer. It gives all who read it a window through which each can peer back through the years and glimpse what life was like at the turn of the last century.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486223773
Author:
Montgomery Ward and Company
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Montgomery Ward and Company
Author:
Montgomery Ward and Co.
Author:
co
Author:
Montgomery Ward & Co.
Author:
&
Author:
Montgomery Ward
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Manufactures
Subject:
Catalogs
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Mail-order business
Subject:
Commercial catalogs
Subject:
Manufactures -- Catalogs.
Subject:
Montgomery Ward
Subject:
1895 Montgomery Ward catalog
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Antiques-General
Subject:
Americana
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive
Series Volume:
57
Publication Date:
19690831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
648
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Tea gowns, yards of flannel and pillowcase lace, stereoscopes, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, spittoons — some 25,000 items in all, most illustrated. "A priceless resource." — History in Review.
"Synopsis" by , Tea gowns, yards of flannel and pillow-case lace, stereoscopes, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, spittoons — some 25,000 items in all, most illustrated.
"Synopsis" by , < div> < div> Tea gowns, yards of flannel and pillow-case lace, stereoscopes, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, spittoons & #8212; some 25,000 items in all, most illustrated.< /div> < /div>
"Synopsis" by ,
Tea gowns, yards of flannel and pillow-case lace, stereoscopes, books of gospel hymns, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, side saddles, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, high-button shoes, spittoons — some 25,000 items in all, most illustrated. "A priceless resource." — History in Review.
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