The other day, I posted about this linoleum, that I loved. It reminded me of a copy of a 1944 Sears catalog that I picked up at a flea market. Remembering that it had linoleum type flooring, I dug it out to see what patterns were available back in 1944. I not only found lots of linoleum flooring designs, but just about anything else you could imagine in that catalog. Yup, back in the day, you could get just about anything from the Sears catalog.
books (Nancy Drew included... but no "Secret of Red Gate Farm"
the always important "Beauty Mirrors to help you stay lovely"
Coty beauty preparations (more lovely"ness")
and of course, the $1575 blue diamond jewelry... yes, $1575 in 1944! In today's dollars that's about $20,000... from the Sears catalog no less.
I guess our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents weren't as behind the times as we'd like to think. After all, they had the Sears catalog.
Chris at Red Gate Farm