Sunday, June 16, 2013

Clothing in 1943 at Sears, Roebuck and Company

I recently was browsing some of the Sears Roebuck catalogs from the 1940's in an attempt to identify a time period for people in a photo.  What impressed me with the catalogs of that period was the size of them (1000 plus pages) and the lack of some items (firearms) but overall a very good selection of items.  In the clothing section there was a wider selection of clothing to be worn in a manufacturing plant (war production) than in the last catalogs produced. 
Is this not a classic Sears Roebuck and Company cover for their 1943 cover? - American flag, family of four, white, boy scout, girl has a red, white and blue dress, no tattoos or piercings, no skinheads, man has his hat off to salute the flag (not often done in Delmar), the classic photo composition of three spots of color, in this case red, in a triangle composition.

As some one who likes pockets on my shirts I was impressed with the size pockets on these shirts.

and altho it has nothing to do with the war effort I have included this page from Anne Bradley Lauble from Baltimore simply because she is from the region.

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