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.
Monday, November 12, 2012
In any case these are probably fancier and more detailed than anything you or I own today. True haute couture!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
And you get a little poetry as a bonus.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The songs are Pa Has Struck Ile by C. Archer and The Linden-Hall Polka arranged by Charles Grobe.
I am always asking you to look at the details, but oh, my goodness. Can you BELIEVE those hairstyles? The effort it would have taken produce and wear these works of art...amazing.