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Well . . . here we are! Welcome to our time machine! A world of nostalgia, living history, and forgotten knowledge.

You may merely surf these offerings at your leisure, or with your browser's word search (under Edit > Find for most), look for specific interests in several different ways:

  1. By name of business, book, or journal
  2. By geographic location such as state, city, region, etc.
  3. By date
  4. By subject
  5. All of the above, in turn. We have tried to school ourselves to mention these pertinent facts when writing the descriptive copy. We haven't been entirely successful in every case, but we are getting better and   hope there is enough detail to help you close in on your favored items.

When searching by subject, keep in mind that many selections have a wide array of merchandise. Examples of these would be the wholesale hardware houses, major mail order companies, and department stores.

These offerings include catalogues and advertising material from manufacturers, jobbers, retail establishments, mail order houses; trade and professional journals; books; materials about the settlement of the West, medical quackery and phrenology; event posters and broadsides; 19th century woodcuts; and much more. The whole comprises a fantastic look at how we were, how we are, and how we will be in the community of mankind. Enjoy! . . . and we hope to be favored with your continued good will and regular orders.

When you make your selections, you may:

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If you contact us by e-mail, we will send a confirmation by e-mail. If you are sending a check or money order, we will hold your selection for seven days only for arrival of your payment.

Please keep in mind that these are one-of-a-kind items and, therefore, are subject to prior sale.

Please take a look at our glossary if you are unfamiliar with the abbreviations in our descriptions.


SEARS, ROEBUCK
AND COMPANY

MAJOR MAIL ORDER
COMPANIES
(except Sears)

Other Catalogues by Subject

Agriculture
Aircraft
Almanacs

American Indian
Apparel
Architectural/Real Estate
Arts & Crafts
Art/Prints/Engravings
Assorted Subjects
Automotive
Baby Carriages
Beauty & Barber Supplies
Bicycles & Motorcycles
Book Catalogues, Booksellers & Publishers
Business/Finance/Insurance
Cameras/Photography
Carriages & Horse Related
Christmas
Circus/Carnival/Celebrations
Civil Rights & African American
Cowboy/Western

Dental
Drafting, Art & School Supplies
Electrical
Entertainment/Theatrical
Firearms & Ammunition
Fireworks
Flags

Food & Drink
Fraternal
Funerary
Furniture & Home Furnishings
Furs & Trapping
Gambling
General Merchandise / Department Stores
Glass & Mirrors
Hardware
Health & Physical Fitness
Hotel & Restaurant Supplies
Industrial/Engineering
Jewelry & Watches & Cameras
Leslie, Frank
Lighting

Livestock & Poultry
Machinery
Magazines
Magic
Manufacturing
Maps
Medical & Pharmaceutical
Military
Mining/Quarrying/Drilling
Model Trains & Railroad Related
Municipal
Music & Musical Instruments
Nautical
Novelties
Nursery & Garden 
Paper
Penmanship
Pets/Birds/Wildlife
Phonographs
Phrenology/Palmistry/Chiromancy
Playground Equipment
Plumbing & Bath
Political
Postal Service
Poultry & Livestock
Premiums
Printers

Pumps & Windmills
Radios
Recipes/Cookbooks
Religion, Philosophy/Church Supplies
Sewing/Patterns
Scientific
Scientific American Journals
Scouting
Sporting Goods
Store Fixtures & Equipment
Stoves
Surveying/Engineering/Drafting
Telephone/Telegraph
Temperance/Prohibition
Texas
Tobacco
Tools

Toys, Games, Dolls
Transportation
Travel
Treasure Hunting
Typewriters & Office Supplies


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