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9 hours ago About U.S., Historic Catalogs of Sears, Roebuck and Co., 1896-1993 From a printed mailer in 1888 to the final publication in 1993, the Sears Catalog has grown into an important record of what life was like through the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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3 hours ago Mail-order business, Commercial catalogs Publisher [Chicago] Sears, Roebuck and Co. Collection university_of_illinois_urbana-champaign; americana Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Alternates Contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Language English Volume 1918 pt.2 (no.137)

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1 hours ago Founded 1893 by Richard Sears and Alva Roebuck as a mail order business. Sears opened its first department stores in 1925 and rose to become the largest retailer in the United States. Acquired by KMart in 2005. Acquisition Information: The Sears Catalog Collection were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift

Catalog record: 002582758
EAD ID: searscatalogs
Collection ID: RL.01161
Total components: 54

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7 hours ago A mail-order advertisement for Sears, Roebuck & Co., circa 1931. Even in the depths of the Great Depression in 1931, Searscatalog, retail and factory profits totaled more than $12 million, or

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8 hours ago Department stores--Catalogs, Manufactures--Catalogs. Publisher Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago Collection winterthurlibrary; americana Digitizing sponsor Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation Contributor Winterthur Museum Library Language English. Notes. Copy on some pages maybe cut off due to tight margins. The following pages jump in …

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1 hours ago This two-story home, model No. 118 in the catalog, in Thorn Hill, TN, is available for $285,000. “This house was a Sears, Roebuck house that they ordered out of …

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8 hours ago The Sears Catalog. The roots of the Sears catalog are as old as the company. In 1888, Richard Sears first used a printed mailer to advertise watches and jewelry. He illustrated the cover of the 1894 catalog declaring it the "Book of Bargains: A Money Saver for Everyone." This catalog expanded from watches and jewelry, to include merchandise

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9 hours ago The Sears catalog was a familiar household tome for decades, but the 1975 edition contained something extra, according to sharp-eyed sleuths. On the page displaying men's underwear, page 602, a suspicious shadow, or object, seemed to show a man's exposed private area. His package, unwrapped. His junk.

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6 hours ago The 1897 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalog Recently my local historical society had its annual yard sale. One of the items I bought was a reprint of this famous catalog. It was recreated by Fred L. Israel of the City College of New York. It is 786 pages long (including the index). I have copies some of the pages to give you an

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Just Now The new postal arrangement resulted in unprecedented growth in the Sears Roebuck catalogue business and their catalogue in the Spring 0f 1896 boasted that there building at Fulton and Desplaines in Chicago was the largest business of it’s kind under one roof. Ladies Wrapper for $1.49 – Historic Catalogs of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Spring 1905.

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5 hours ago Sears, Roebuck and Co., commonly known as Sears, is an American chain of department stores founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1892 and reincorporated by Richard Sears and Julius Rosenwald in 1906. It began as a mail ordering catalog company, then began opening retail locations in 1925, the first in Chicago, Illinois. In 2005, the company was …

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5 hours ago A while back I brought up the Catalog of Shame.Sears and JC Penney catalogs lingerie sections were familiar stroking stomping grounds for young boys coming of age back in the days before the internet. Indeed, you might say the Montgomery Wards bra section was a rite of passage for young lads of the seventies. or you might just say it was a primitive 1970s …

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7 hours ago Sears; [catalog] Spring 1922 (no.144). Show Current Page Switch to Paged Plain Text View Go First Go Previous Go Next Go Next Go Last

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1 hours ago Sears Roebuck Model: Elmhurst Year Built: 1932 Listing Agent: Julie Armington Listing Brokerage: F.C. Tucker/Crossroads. When most people think of Sears catalog homes, they imagine Cape Cods or Craftsman style bungalows with columned porches. What almost no one thinks of is Don Corleone’s house from the first Godfather movie.

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9 hours ago The 1943 Sears News Graphic wrote that the Sears catalog, "serves as a mirror of our times, recording for future historians today’s desires, habits, customs, and mode of living." The roots of the Sears catalog are as old as the company. In 1888, Richard Sears first used a printed mailer to advertise watches and jewelry.

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6 hours ago The Sears, Roebuck catalog continued to represent a successful mail-order business for over a century. In 1993, finally overwhelmed by competition and changing shopping habits, the catalog portion of Sears, Roebuck and Company closed. Although a catalog can still be ordered from the company, the Sears Web site now continues the tradition of the

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When was the first sears roebuck catalog published?

As I write these words, a reproduction of the 1897 Sears Roebuck Catalogue, published in 1968 by Chelsea House, sits at my elbow. The fat catalog is a casual reader’s delight and a historian’s treasure trove. Here are medicines like laudanum, herb tea, and castor oil.

What is a sears catalog home?

Sears Catalog Homes (sold under the Sears Modern Homes name) were catalog and kit houses sold primarily through mail order by Sears, Roebuck and Company, an American retailer.

How many homes did sears roebuck sell?

Sears Catalog Homes: Sears Roebuck is estimated to have sold 100,000 catalog homes in the U.S. between 1908 and 1940, with probably the heaviest individual sales years before 1929. Sears Roebuck's business model differed from some or all of the other kit home marketers by offering an accompanying home mortgage to their customers beginning in 1916.

When did sears change its name to sears roebuck and co?

In 1893 they renamed the company Sears, Roebuck, and Co. and began to diversify the product lines offered in their catalogs. Before the Sears catalog, farmers near small rural towns usually purchased supplies, often at high prices and on credit, from local general stores with narrow selections of goods.

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