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Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

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Few publications illustrate so comprehensively what American men, women, and children wore in the 1940s than the Sears catalogs of those years, when the company's fashions typified the tastes of the American mainstream. This book is a compilation of 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected and reproduced from rare copies of Sears catalogs of the World War II era. ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 31st 1992 by Dover Publications
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Camilla Tilly
Feb 22, 2016 Camilla Tilly rated it it was amazing
Excellent "little" book to use as an encyclopedia/companion when purchasing vintage clothing or sewing patterns on ebay. Often the sellers are only guessing from which year their items are from so if one wants the authentic look it's best to check things out from catalogues from the time one wants clothing from. All the pictures are in black and white.
Remember though that this is US fashion and that the European fashions would differ somewhat thanks to stricter rations and shortage.
Debbie
Dec 26, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it
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It was really fun to look through this book, which chronologically highlights pages from the Sears catalogs from each year of the 1940s, and see how styles--and advertising/copy--changed throughout the decade.
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Apr 04, 2013 Ruth Bollinger rated it it was amazing
If your a person, who like myself love vintage clothing then you should get this book.
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Love everything from the 40s!
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