Friday, February 8, 2008

1902 Edition of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalogue

Got one. Actually, a reprint of one published in 1969. I'm thinking about ordering some latches and hinges from it. It states right in there on page 3 "This one book, if preserved, can be used for sending us orders and for reference for several years." According to the eight pages of ordering instructions I can even ask to have them shipped express. While I'm at it I may go ahead and order some paint. It's only 98 cents per gallon.

It's been fun looking through this. It's such a great reference for what life must have been like when this house was built. I'm surprised at how many things in here I actually own. My kitchen table, an old oak secretary, some odds and ends. There's also a whole bunch of stuff I wish I owned. And a few I'm glad I don't, such as Dr. Rose's Arsenic Complexion Wafers. Um, Hello? You're turning pale because your about to DIE.

Ah, here's a cast iron tub for $24 and a farmhouse sink for $11. I'd better get my order form ready. I don't suppose I could order them online?

6 comments:

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Dr. Rose's arsenic complexion wafers? Oh my. I have heard that women did ingest small amounts of arsenic for their complection. A great way to kill off a husband though, "here, honey, eat a bowl full of these new rice checks." I wonder if anyone was killed by a vengeful wife that way. Interesting.

The Dairy Wife said...

You are so funny. Can you order me some paint too? At that price, I'll take enough to redo my house.

Tanya

Jayne said...

Arsenic complexion wafers?! I'll take bad skin, thank you. Lynne's comment cracked me up, too. When I was little Sears had a "catalog store" here in town. No merchandise there; you just went in, looked at the catalog, and placed your order.

Renee said...

LMAO!!! If you can get that kitchen sink, will you order me one too?

LRC said...

I know my complexion was lacking that special miracle cure...............eeeeeeeeeeek.

noble pig said...

Please order me the farmhouse sink for $11...please, please!