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  • 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

    indication of American life in these

    times. I had fun putting this together

    and I hope you do too!

    (Only the cover is in color, all the other pages are

    black and white)

  • Historical Context

    Before you start, here are a couple of

    trivial items for 1897…..

    • Henry Ford had just built his first car in his shed at home

    • Gold had just been discovered in the Klondike

    • William McKinley became the 25th president

    • The nation’s most popular song was

    • “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight”

    • America’s first subway opened in Boston

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