1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue

1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue

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This is a complete replica of the revolutionary consumer's guide. This facsimile of the 1897 "Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalogue" presents a unique glimpse of America at the end of the 19th century. Hundreds of illustrations and intriguing text bring this bygone era to life, describing more than 6,000 items, from abdominal corsets and zulu guns, to trout baskets and puff bangs, to bicycle suits and phaeton tops. A replica of the original catalog, this volume features products offered to consumers more than 100 years ago and makes this period come alive by illuminating people's consumer habits, as well as advertising methods during that time. Perfect for collectors of Americana, social historians, and general readers, this catalog is a browser's delight.
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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 212.9 x 277.4 x 37.3mm | 1,646.52g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Anniversary edition
  • 0791046265
  • 9780791046265
  • 2,323,496

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"Truly a browser's delight - sometimes amusing, sometimes startling, always engaging...Tells us as much about the way we lived a century ago as most history books do - and it's much more fun to read." - Country Victorian "A dazzling trove for students of Americana. It certainly is one of the happiest publishing ideas in years." - Time"
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