Jordan Marsh & Co. Spring and Summer Mail-Order Catalog, 1885

Summary

By the 1880s, Americans were beginning to shop by mail. From placing the order to delivery of the goods, the images on the cover of this 1885 Jordan Marsh catalog suggest the ease of "successful" shopping by mail--allaying any concerns for those new to the process.

By the 1880s, Americans were beginning to shop by mail. From placing the order to delivery of the goods, the images on the cover of this 1885 Jordan Marsh catalog suggest the ease of "successful" shopping by mail--allaying any concerns for those new to the process.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

1885

Subject Date

1885

Creators

Jordan, Marsh and Company 

Matthews-Northrup Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Boston 

United States, New York, Buffalo 

Creator Notes

Published by Matthews-Northrup Company, Buffalo, New York, for retailer Jordan, Marsh and Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.189.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11.75 in

Width: 9 in

Inscriptions

Printed on cover: JORDAN MARSH & CO. / SPRING AND SUMMER / CATALOGUE / VOL IX NO 1 / ACCURATE GUIDE / TO SUCCESSFUL / SHOPPING / BY MAIL / WASHINGTON SUMMER AND AVON STS. / BOSTON MASS USA

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