I spent an hour or so reading through the "1900 Sears Roebuck Catalog" the other day and how interesting it was. The price of each item, the same ones we buy today, really had me wanting more information... I realize the cost of living made the prices and they had no middle man during the process of building, sewing or making each item.. it was simply shipped to each address directly from the point of origin. It's just how each item is almost exact to today's model.... not much has changed except the style and of course the technology.
The "Kenmore Sewing Machine" is something we still see in Antique Stores..
Look at the price of the original. $14.95
Take a look at this "Stradivarius"... these sell today for hundreds of thousands of dollars!
Yester-years version of the "Video Camera. Can't slip this into your purse.
The first "Oven Range" so big and heavy and $26.50
I'm sure there was a lot of time energy, not to mention Steel put into this.
Every Lady needed a new fancy pair of "Genuine Leather Shoes".
Lets not forget her "Drawers"
Isn't this the chair that sits out on the porch at "Cracker Barrel"?
Now this item... I really have no idea what you do with it? "Electric Belt"
From what I read, it's Medical? What is the extra piece, (looks like, well I don't need to say it) on the front of the belt? The paragraph say's "Tired of Drugs"?
There were so many items for sale in the "Sears Roebuck" catalog.
This catalog was the only way Americans had to purchase what they needed for every day life, other than the little general store in town.
What is the "Electric Medical Belt for"? Anyone Know?