A nostalgic number 19 - Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail-Order Shopping by
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 in the US from here
. A definite on my Christmas list!Images copyright Robin Cherry.