Vintage Department Store Catalog {fields Sears} On Dvd For Sale

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We at Vintage Literature are pleased to present this very special historical collection of early Department store catalogs from 1896 to 1918. Represnting some of the countries earliest mail order catalog houses T. Eaton ~ Marshall Fields ~ Sears and Simpsons of Canada. Back before todays super malls, these catalogs represent the earliest forms of retail marketing, allowing consumers to obtain goods that would typically be unavailable in small town general stores. Eaton's was once Canada's largest department store retailer. Founded in 1869 in Toronto by Timothy Eaton, an Irish immigrant, Eaton's first advertisement read "We propose to sell our goods for CASH ONLY – In selling goods, to have only one price." In an era where haggling for goods was commonplace, this was a revolutionary business practice. Marshall Field & Company was a department store in Chicago, Illinois. The original Flagship Marshall Field and Company Building was located on State Street in downtown Chicago. Among the "firsts" by Marshall Field's was the concept of the department store tea room. In the 19th century, ladies shopping downtown returned home for lunch, having lunch at a downtown restaurant unescorted by a gentleman was not considered ladylike. But after a Marshall Field's clerk shared her lunch with a tired shopper, Field's hit on the idea of opening a department store tea room, so that women shoppers would not feel the need to make two trips to complete their shopping. Sears, officially named Sears, Roebuck and Co., is an American chain of down-scale Department stores which was founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. Formerly a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Sears[2] merged with Kmart in early 2005, creating the Sears Holdings Corporation. From its mail order beginnings, the company grew to become the largest retailer in the United States by the mid-20th century, and its catalogs became famous. Competition and changes in the demographics of its customer base challenged the company after World War II as its rural and inner city strongholds shrank and the suburban markets grew. Eventually its catalog program was largely discontinued. The Robert Simpson Company, or Simpsons, was a Canadian department store chain, founded by Robert Simpson in 1872. Robert Simpson had no male heir and on his death in 1897, the business was sold to a consortium of investors made up of Albert Ernest Ames, Joseph Flavelle and Harris Henry Fudger. The chain was eventually bought by the Hudson's Bay Company, and the Simpsons brand is no longer in use. In 1952, Simpsons partnered with Sears, Roebuck and Company, a U.S. department store chain, to create Simpsons-Sears Limited, a Canadian catalogue and department store chain separate from the Simpsons chain. As you browse this massive catalog collection it is interesting to note the differences between each catalog, pertaining to the markets they cover, city folk, farm life, fashions, Canada, each catalog offers a unique perspective to 1800's/1900's lifestyles. FORMAT FOR THIS ITEM: All files are in .pdf format Collection Includes: :: 1896 Marshall Fields Catalog - 352 pages. :: 1897 Sears Catalog - 709 pages. :: 1902 Sears Catalog - 704 pages. :: 1906 T. Eaton Catalog - 427 pages. :: 1908 Sears Catalog - 727 pages. :: 1918 Simpsons Catalog - 350 pages. :: 1946 Marshall Fields History Booklet - 64 pages.
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Sears 1897 Catalog


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Sears 1902 Catalog


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Eatons 1906 Catalog


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Sears 1908 Catalog


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Simpsons Catalog


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Marshall Fields History Booklet


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Catalog & book pages in our collections are in .pdf format {Unless otherwise stated}, so you can easily view, copy, print, as you see fit. Please note the product format in the above description. You may use our scanned images for research or school projects, all pages are originally scanned at 300 DPI or more. View directly in Adobe Reader - perfect for reprinting in newsletters, magazines or art projects, use as clip art in any graphics program, scale it, edit it, print it to suit your needs. Image and photo collection disks are intended to be used on any computer/software program capable of viewing .gifs & .jpgs. CD is not intended for TV DVD Player viewing, thru some newer models do offer this option. Audio books and Old Time Radio Shows are typically available in .MP3 format, usually on DVD disk to offer you the most shows on the least amount of disks. These files may be recopied to CD for play back on your home or automobile audio system. Please verify your equipment to ensure disk will in fact play on your device. The format of each product is listed in the above description. Before offerding on this item, please note the shipping location. We ship from multiple locations, CD/DVD's are shipped immediately ~ usually the SAME day we receive payment. Custom vintage giftware is Special Order, and will ship factory direct - during the busy holiday season please allow 10 to 14 days production time BEFORE item is shipped. Shipping ~ Save on shipping, purchase additional items and pay only $1.00 for each CD/DVD! Please wait for invoice prior to remitting payment - we are happy to combine your purchases to save on shipping costs. Did you know that many of our reproduction catalog covers are now available on great gift items such as posters, mouse pads, clocks, jewelry and more? Please check out the VLR on store to see all these all original gift items. Most of all, a big THANK YOU for your interest in our products. Any questions or concerns please contact us via messaging system, we will usually respond within a few hours.


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