Montgomery Ward & Company, Descriptive Illustrated Price List No. 28, Fall and Winter 1880

Summary

The growth of factories during the 19th and century initiated a steady flow of mass-produced, affordable consumer goods--helping Americans increasingly enjoy a rising standard of living. The advent of mail order catalogs and rural free delivery in the late 19th century made these goods increasingly available to rural customers--opening a world of new material possibilities. Catalogs broadened the merchandise selection for city people as well.

The growth of factories during the 19th and century initiated a steady flow of mass-produced, affordable consumer goods--helping Americans increasingly enjoy a rising standard of living. The advent of mail order catalogs and rural free delivery in the late 19th century made these goods increasingly available to rural customers--opening a world of new material possibilities. Catalogs broadened the merchandise selection for city people as well.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

1880

Subject Date

1880

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.35.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Width: 6 in

Inscriptions

on back of board: David Madden

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