Results for - Sears catalog
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1. Leafing through a Sears catalog, circling what you want, may be the brand's biggest gift to our cultural zeitgeist. Did you ever order from the Sears catalog?
2. What Sears catalog facts are you familiar with?
The telephone-book sized anthology of anything you'd ever need or want stands either as a testament to the company's business acumen or our never-ending desire to buy quickly and easily.
The first catalog published in 1888 with watches and jewelry. It expanded to buggies, baby carriages and musical instruments six years later. Then came encyclopedias, washing machines, tools, bean bag chairs, bell bottoms and Nintendos.
The "Big Book" catalog ended in 1993, the company said, but other specialty catalogs remained.
The catalog was the late 1800s version of Amazon, feeding the mail-order merchandise craze and fueling Americans' need for convenient shopping.
3. Here's a flash back at what was once popular. What Sears merchandise do you remember?
The 'smart economy' dresses and robes - These went for bargain-basement prices in this undated ad pushing the
A stove for under $15 -This 1900 ad entices you with the
Too-long johns - Full-body men's summer underwear must have been all the rage at some point. They sold for cents on the dollar. - A
Hercules Luster Chino - The Hercules Luster Chino existed back when men were men and waistlines were chest high. At just over $3 a pair in 1957, they were also a steal.
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01/08/2017 Products 1761 32 By: SmokeyandBandit