Montgomery Ward catalog c.1914 number 83 huge sales book illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Montgomery Ward Co. Catalogue and Buyer's Guide No. 83.
c.1914, Portland, Oregon.
pp.646+/-appears complete. An extra 34 pp. Christmas catalog loosely inserted (c. 1929-30).
Literally tens of thousands of items all individually represented, all with prices. Many color page plates throughout. Price reflects the less than perfect condition, still a wonderful, fun and pleasing time-capsules all but guaranteed to make you smile as you browse through them.
Like today, most catalogs are discarded or recycled, making for a very tiny survival rate of an item once produced in huge quantities.
A packed visual compendium of American commerce in the early decade of the 20th century, back when much of the country shopped by mail through vast telephone book sized printed catalogs distributed by huge companies like Montgomery Ward & Sears.
Book measures: 13 1/4" H X 9 1/4" W.