24 Delicious Days of Advent - #19


A nostalgic number 19 - Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail-Order Shopping by Robin Cherry.


I love old catalogues - the models, the clothes, the poses and the photos, they're so kitsch and fun. This book is a collection of ads and pages from American mail-order catalogues like L.L.Bean and Sears, organised into categories like clothing, food, animals etc... It traces a timeline through American history of fashions and trends through the products available in the catalogues.

Catalog is available to buy in the UK from here and here and in the US from here. A definite on my Christmas list!

Images copyright Robin Cherry.

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