Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I wasn't able to find out much about this company, but this particular one was mailed to a Miss Elise in California, so they must have been nationwide. After all Florida Fashion Inc. "Brings Florida Glamour To You!"
Actually I always enjoy these sorts of catalogs because this is what women really wore and bought for their families. My mom (or your grandma) would have ordered from these exact sorts of catalogs and paid these prices. They could "Look like a Million! - for little money".
Monday, December 10, 2012
(A repost from December, 2008)
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
(These were originally posted in December, 2008)
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Charles William Stores started in 1913 in New York.
Did you know Lane Bryant started in 1904 selling maternity clothes?
I have posted about a 1940's Bella Hess catalog here.
The Hamilton Garment Company still sells fine shirts.
I only found more ads from Elmer Richards Company. Do you know more history of this Chicago business?
The Minneapolis Knitting Works had a long history before closing in 1952.
Frederick Herrschner Inc. is still in business today selling crafts.
And here is another ad from the Dolly Gray Company.
So there was no excuse for you or your family not to be well dressed!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I hope you enjoyed these as much as I have. They are a peek into a life we'll never know.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
All worth a close look and some serious consideration of how much time and money went into these.