Children's Fashions, 1900-1950, as Pictured in Sears Catalogs
Courier Corporation, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 120 pages
Meticulously reproduced selection of pages from rare Sears catalogs chronicles what youngsters, ages 4 to 16, wore during the first half of the twentieth century. Descriptive captions accompany more than 300 illustrations--from flattering dresses with plunging necklines to men's wide, hand-painted ties. This is a rich social document that will be prized by historians, fashion enthusiasts, and anyone fascinated by clothing from a bygone era. 1914--knickerbocker suits for boys--less than $2.50; 1917--elegant organdy and chiffon party dresses for girls for $1.43; 1935--cowboy outfits and baseball uniforms for less than $2.00; 1941--sanforized overalls 3-piece playsuit and a pinafore dress for only $1.00!
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age-size Average shipping weight band belt Bloomer pants Blouse bottom braid Broadcloth Brown Burgundy Wine cambric cape cassimere cents cheviot Children's cloth coat color Corduroy Denim dirndl Double breasted dress drop seat elastic embroidered embroidery fabric fancy finished Flannelette front garment girls gray heel hip pocket inches jacket khaki knit Lace edged leather light blue lined throughout mall match material medium nainsook navy blue neat neck ounces Outfit Pair patch pockets pattern Percale ping weight pink placket plaid plaited pleats pockets with flap postage extra pounds pretty Rayon ribbed knit ribbon rows rubber ruffle sailor collar Sanforized sateen satin scale seams Sears serge Shipping wt shirt shoulder Shpg side pockets silk Sizes skirt smart Stale strap stripe style stylish tailored trimmed twill valenciennes lace waist waistband warm Wash separately washable wear Wide widths wool Wool Flannel yoke