Milady is cleaning in a silk dress and pearls, thanks to a ” Sweet Home Electric Vacuum Cleaner”. Continue reading Swept Her off Her Feet…
Welcome to Boysville – Mid-century Sears modern. Continue reading Just like what Dad Wears
What happened here? The pages from this 1932 Spear catalog are absolutely accurate – they really ARE selling a $175 top-of-the-line phonograph for 30 bucks… Continue reading Highest Fidelity. Lowest Prices.
Abbot Magic Catalog #25, 1997 I ask you – how many catalogs feature products named a “modernistic amputation?” Only catalogs for magicians, that’s what. Want to saw a lady in half? Escape from chains? Make a Ghost walk? The Abbot’s catalog will reveal all the secrets. Actually, they never reveal the secrets in the catalog … Continue reading Tricks and Treats
In 2009, 16 years after the demise of the “Big Book” Sears was still pumping out awesome specialized publications like this tool catalog, whose layouts and photography here could set any handyman’s heart racing…. Continue reading 21st-Century Sears, Well-Tooled.
For many of its 125 years, Sears had you covered from cradle to grave. As proof: tombstones for that final act. Continue reading The End of the Line
Americans, we love our medicines. That sounds strange, but we have always looked to nostrums like these that could cure us of our ills. Continue reading Mother’s Little Helpers
Today, once-mighty Sears Roebuck declared bankruptcy. Times change. Like these boys’ outfits. Continue reading Diff’rent Strokes: Goodbye, Sears
You could be forgiven for thinking this looks like a mad scientist’s industrial-strength DJ mixing console. You wouldn’t be far off… Continue reading Presto – You’re a Recording Star!
What I don’t know about motorcycles could fill volumes. but I know what I like, and I like what I see here… Continue reading Putt Putt Vroom Vroom