1908 Sears Roebuck Catalogue No 117 Author:Joseph J. Schroeder Jr. An archaeologist or anthropologist can learn as much about a people from studying what they use in their daily life as he can from almost any other source. In Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s tremendous 1908 catalogue we have a practically complete, illustrated guide to the American of the early 1900s, when he had just completed the taming of ... more »the country's wilderness and the United States was finally becoming recognized as a world power.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a uniquely American institution, and since the late 1890s its catalogue has probably been the most accurate single reflection of the tastes and desires of our people. Those with specialized interests of all kinds - historians, writers, researchers, hobbyists, students, teachers, artisans, musicians, or just plain people with a desire to step briefly back into the past - all will find material for hour upon hour of fascinating enjoyment between its covers. « less