A century ago Sears, Roebuck & Co was like Amazon and Walmart combined. If you needed something, clothing, furniture, jewelry, kitchen utensils, and more, you bought mail order. This facsimile offers a unique peek into the America of 1908, fascinating for historians, designers, screenwriters, antique dealers, and more.
The Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog was the Amazon.com of its day, giving American families across the country access to thousands of items from clothing and furniture to buggies and hair tonic. Whether they could buy it or not, people would pour over the massive volume that represented an icon in American retail. The 1908 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue offers an amazing look at life in early twentieth-century America.
Sears, Roebuck & Co. have defined and innovated American retail for years, As the company grew from humble beginnings, its catalog selection exploded to include almost every item a home would need:
Work clothes Dress clothes Pianos and other musical instruments Fishing and hunting gear Cookware Furniture Bedding Wall art And much much more
With merchandise ranging from ordinary to fantastical (and almost all of it priced at the pennies-on-the-dollar rate of the time), browsing through this vintage collection is fun, inspiring, and educational.
Sears, Roebuck & Co. was founded in 1886 in Chicago, Illinois. It published a general merchandise mail order catalog and consumer guide from 1888 until 1993. It is the author of the 1897 Sears Roebuck & Co. Catalogue and the 1908 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue.
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