1897 Sears Roebuck & Co. Catalogue

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Imagine it's the end of the nineteenth century, and, with one catalog, you can buy everything from beds and tools to clothing and opium. (Yes, opium.) Not to mention ear trumpets, horse buggies, and Bibles. The 1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue is both a wonderfully fascinating collector's item and a valuable piece of American history. For every recognizable item included, there are plenty of others guaranteed to confuse or interest 21st century readers—like Bust Cream or Food and Sweet Spirits of Nitre. ...
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Overview


Imagine it's the end of the nineteenth century, and, with one catalog, you can buy everything from beds and tools to clothing and opium. (Yes, opium.) Not to mention ear trumpets, horse buggies, and Bibles. The 1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue is both a wonderfully fascinating collector's item and a valuable piece of American history. For every recognizable item included, there are plenty of others guaranteed to confuse or interest 21st century readers—like Bust Cream or Food and Sweet Spirits of Nitre. What was once standard household fare is today a sometimes strange, often funny look at what life was once like for the average American family. It's amazing to see that a Princely Shirt for Princely Men cost $0.95 or three for $2.75 or that a Complete Violin Outfit (with bow and case) cost only $2.00.
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“An 'artifact' to make the reader's mouth water.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602390638
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 239,045
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Nick Lyons is the editor of Hemingway on Fishing, The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told, The Quotable Fisherman, and The Little Red Book of Dad's Wisdom. He has written over twenty books, mainly on fishing, in addition to hundreds of articles on the subject, which have appeared in such magazines as Harper’s, Outside, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Fly Fisherman. He splits his time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.

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Table of Contents


Ordering Instructions     1
Groceries     8
Drug Department     26
Hardware Department     52
Builder's and Hardware Material     100
Refrigerators     118
Bells     120
Cutlery     121
Stoves and Household Utensils     133
Agricultural Implements     162
Tailor Made Men's Clothing     181
Boys' Clothing Department     193
Boots, Shoes, and Rubbers     204
Men's Clothing     228
Hat and Cap Department     250
Trunks     268
Dry Goods Department     272
Ladies' and Girls' Clothing     285
Carpets, Curtains, and Linens     302
Women's Accessories     319
Books and Stationery     348
Watches and Jewelry     374
Silverware     444
Clocks     463
Optical Goods     468
Surveyors' Instruments     473
Thermometers and Electrical Goods     475
Cameras and Equipment     479
Musical Goods Department     497
Sporting Goods     524
Furniture     582
Baby Carriages     628
Sewing Machines     633
Vehicle, Harness, and Saddlery Department     642
What the People Say     694
Index     697
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2008

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    Imagine having an invention which would allow you to review various products from the comfort of your own home. An invention which would enable you to purchase food, clothing, books, tools, medicines, transportation, furniture and virtually any other consumer need. An invention which would permit you to choose various delivery options which varied by cost and speed. Oh and by the way the year is 1897. After reading this book I have to say that the 1897 Sears Roebuck Catalogue was truly the Internet of its day. The book lists literally thousands of items which could all be purchased from the Sears Roebuck Company. Many of the items are farming equipment and provide a look at what was needed to raise food in the small family ran farms of the day as opposed to our world of largely corporate farming. The drawings of the home entertainment options available show how much easier we have it today. The product descriptions, especially of the medical products are eye opening (you could actually buy opium) and the overall feel is that a person in the late 1800s, even if stuck in a small rural town, truly had access to the world provided he had a copy of the Sears Roebuck Catalogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2009

    Good book

    Has all the real information from all the items.

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