Turn of the century mail order or salesman sample antique clothing catalog

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    This amazing huge (18inchx18inch) clothing catalog was left by the previous owners a farm and found in a corn crib by Kenny when he was around eight years old around 1950ish. He is now 65 and still has it. The catalog is water damaged and moldy which is not surprising because it spent most all of its life in a old tool shed where it still lives today. I think the most recent dates in it were 1920-1921. Some pages were molded together and there were many places that once held samples of fabric which had long since molded away. It was surprising to open such a musty, dusty, moldy book, to see such beautiful illustrations.

    1. Smithsonian Institution 42 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the Creative Commons license! This photo has been featured in a post at the Smithsonian Institution Archives' blog, THE BIGGER PICTURE: blog.photography.si.edu/2010/10/28/you-asked-we-answered/

    2. shannonpatrick17 42 months ago | reply

      Aimee Daniells, Creative Commons: Attribution 2.0.
      is wrong should be shanonpatrick17 thats me...

    3. sermoa 42 months ago | reply

      right. i am aimee daniells and the photo is not mine.

    4. shannonpatrick17 42 months ago | reply

      ((Right... The photo is mine and needs to be attributed to me))
      Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

      Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).


      For the caption of the photo something like this would work:

      Turn of the century mail order or salesman sample antique clothing catalog, originally uploaded by shannonpatrick17

      or simply put "photo by shannonpatrick17"

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