page contents

Join our mailing list!

You are here:Home > Ephemera > Trade Catalogues > Fashion
Sort By:
Page of 1
Treatise on Art Needle Work with Twenty Color Plates
Price: $20.00

Manufacturer: M Heminway Sons Silk Co. Location: New York Date: c1900 Pages: 112 Subject Matter: Embroidery, Needle point A comprehensive guide to various patterns for needle point utilizing the manufacturer's products to make them. This catalog is the 8th in the series. It starts with a beginners guide to needlepoint, along with B&W photographs of the various stitches used in needle work. The treatise includes B&W illustrations of the designs, and templates for them, as well as 20 color illustrations of completed designs. The templates are for a variety of nature inspired elements, including plants and animals, as well as decorative styles, such as eyelet stitching.   Front cover fully detached, back cover partially detached, with most of the back strip missing. The interior pages are toned, with some stains. 8 x 51/2"
Our '98 Book: A Combined Catalogue and Instruction Book on the Subjects of Silk Embroidery and Popular Fancy Work
Price: $35.00

Manufacturer: The Brainerd & Armstrong Company Location: New London, CT Date: 1898 Pages: 76 Subject Matter: Silk Embroidery A guide with comprehensive descriptions of items sold and instructions on how to utilize them in order to make embroidery or the like. The cover is in color, designed to look like an embroidered rose. There are 21 color plates illustrating finished embroidered designs, such as the Japanese Chrysanthemum, and the borders for the designs. The rest of the book has numerous B&W illustrations of different items to create using embroidery, such as picture frames. The last few pages of the book are the price list, and that is printed in red. The covers have edge wear, with some intact tears and a piece of the top right corner missing. Additionally, they were printed off center. The interior pages have general toning. 8 1/2" x 7 1/4"
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Christmas Catalog from 1944
Price: $40.00

Manufacturer: Abercrombie & Ftich Co. Location: New York Date: December 1944 Pages: 24 with enclosed order form Subject Matter: Fashion Comprehensive descriptions with pricing. Full color covers (art by Amy Jones), with product images from B&W photographs and illustrations in B&W. Each page has a border on the top of it that depicts an outdoor scene, printed in red. By each description, also  printed in red, is the floor the item is located on at their store in New York. Slight edge wear and minimal soiling. Otherwise fine. 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
Studd and Millinngton's "Toga Coats"
Price: $40.00

Manufacturer: Studd & Millington Location: London Date: 1914 Pages: 16 Subject Matter: Coats A short description of each coat sold plus a B&W illustration. No prices are listed. Included with the catalog is a short letter to the recipient, a gentleman from New York, inviting him to the store the next time he is in London. The edges show some light cover wear, and the top corner of both the covers and the interior pages are slightly bent. The letter inside the catalog is slightly toned. 8 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of a Shoe Heel Promoting Wire Grip Fastening Co. . .Boston.n.d.
Price: $45.00

4 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a shoe heel. Promotes the Wire Grip Slugger, a machine forcing solid steel or brass wire into heels and soles of shoes and the Clinch Nailing Machine that inserts nails into shoes at a rate from 250 to 300 per minute. L. Barta & Co. Printer. Boston. .
Jacob Reed's Sons Uniforms for Hotels, Clubs, Theatres, and Chauffeaurs
Price: $65.00

Manufacturer: Jacob Reed's Son Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: 1931 Pages: 10 Subject Matter: Uniform A trade catalog for various uniforms for working men. There are no descriptions beyond a category and model number, but each item listed has a B&W illustration. There is a double-lined color border on each page. Dated by an annotation on a page with the  Chauffeurs uniforms. Covers show some edge wear and there is general toning and soiling on the covers and throughout the text block. The binding was reinforced with additional staples at some point. 9" x 6"
Miner's Make-up Catalogue, Henry C. Miner, NY. c1910s .
Price: $65.00

A 28 pp small format catalogue for Miner's (theatrical) Make-up. Includes illustrations of products, contents of combination boxes, narrative descriptions and prices.   Includes a variety of make-up kits, grease paints, rouge, minstrel black, thespian enamel and much more.
Die-cut Promotional Book in the shape of Foot Promoting Wayne Knitting Mill, Full Matchless Fashioned Hosiery. "Something on Foot".. ..1990
Price: $65.00

6 pp. booklet die-cut in the shape of a foot with a portrait of a family member on each toe. It is titled "Something on Foot" Wayne Knit Hosiery  Matchless. The profusely illustrated booklet promotes hosiery for every member of the family. Also includes sizing and pricing information. The back cover is the sole of a foot. Measures 2 5/8" x 7 1/8". Minimal edge wear on fold. .
The "Standard" Delineator of Fashions Fancy Work and Millinery. November1894. Vol. I, No. 1. Thanksgiving Number cointains an Elegant Colored Lithograph
Price: $125.00

88 pp. wrappers. Foldout fashion plate and separate millinery plate. with descriptions of colored fashion plates.  A comprehensive narrative  with profuse illustrations showing front and back of patterns that could be purchased for sewing. The fashion "Standard" of the day. Measures 11 1/4" x 8".  Light to moderate wear. .
Tailor Album,Saison D'Hiver (Winter Season), Vol. XXII, No. 7, 1901-1902. H. & B. Sirotta.New York.1901-1902
Price: $125.00

A collection of Fifteen (15) plates featuring current fashion for the Winter season. Each plate contains color and black and white illustrations of clothing and accessories. Daydou Fils, Editeur, Paris 12" x 8 3/4". toning on edges, unbound papers
Pettibone Bros. Mfg. Co. Manufactures of Uniforms and Society Goods, Banners, Badges, Flags, Regalia, Paraphernalia, etc. Catalog No. 674. Cincinnati, OH c1892
Price: $150.00

16 pp catalog with narrative descriptions size and pricing information.   The first 9 pages are dedicated to Parade banners and bannerettes including description on how the organizations emblem is hand paints on the banner and the lettering process.   Painted by union sign painters.   Also includes silk US flags, parade outfits, pennants, burgees, badges, and parade badges including those with gold leaf embossing, celluloid covered medallions and gold or silver plate medallion.   The back cover depicts White Duck Uniforms for Parades.  Measures 7 ¾” x 10 ¼”. Condition: cover wear.   1 OCLC.
Bilbille & Co. Sample Books for Silk Shades for 1948. .Paris.1948
Price: $175.00

A single-fold folio with swatches of forty (40) different shades of silk introduced by Bilbille & Co. in 1948. The cover is adorned with a sleek and elegant woman and captioned echantillons de nouveautes (samples of novelties).  Measures 7 1/2" x 10".
The Emergence of Women – as Seen through Sunday Supplement Paper Dolls - a Collection of 2 Paper Dolls & 47 Costumes - . Boston Herald .Boston.1895
Price: $850.00

It began on March 24, 1895 with the publication of the 11 3/4" litho on card blonde paper doll with the following message on the reverse: The Boston Sunday Herald will issue, each Sunday, a Fashion Plate Supplement which will be in the very latest style and when cut out will exactly fit on this figure.  Order the Boston Sunday Herald at Once".  With costumes published weekly.  On June 16, 1895 the brunette doll was published.  The dolls and costumes were this set have all been cut from the supplements. Not only did the costumes present the latest fashions they provide insight  into the changing behaviors of the American woman.  The costumes include outfits for tennis, bicycling, traveling, skating, bathing, riding and yachting.  All activities that would not have been promoted for women in the 1880s.  The costumes include all of those produced for the Boston Herald plus a number of additions printed exclusively for other outlets that picked up the series. Ladies Toilette Ladies Traveling Coat Ladies Riding Habit Ladies Outing Suit (Tennis) Ladies Evening Toilette Ladies Toilette “A Sous Gene Costume” Ladies Yachting Toilette Garden Party Toilette Ladies Bicycling Costume Ladies Bathing Suit Ladies Tea Gown Ladies Travel Suit Ladies Seaside Toilette Ladies Casino Toilette Ladies Afternoon Toilette Ladies Demi Toilette Wedding Gown Bridesmaid’s Toilette Ladies Riding Toilette Ladies Walking Toilette Ladies Opera Toilette Ladies English Jacket Toilette Ladies Redingote Costume Ladies Street Toilette Opera Cloak Ladies Skating Toilette English Tailor Gown Princess Toilette Ladies Luncheon Toilette Ladies Afternoon Toilette Ladies Concert Toilette Home Toilette Demi-Evening Toilette Plus additions from other papers Plates lithographed by G. H. Buck Co., New York.  Series is known to have also appeared in The Brooklyn Times, Cincinnati Commericial Gazeet, The Chicago Record, The New York Mercury, The Philadelphia Press, The Saint Louis Republic, The San Francisco Chronical and the Washington Star..
Promotional Material for Urlings Flaxen Thread Lace including Samples of Urling's Lace and Threads compared to Common Lace and Threads. . .London .1817
Price: $950.00

A printed promotional sheet for Geo. Fred Urlings & Co. Urling's Lace by the King's Royl Letters Patent. 147 Strand near Somerset House.  c1817. A printed letter  announcing the relocation of their lace business.   Of particualr interest is the placement of actual threads and lace in the "window" of the new building.  The reverse announces the appointment of Urling as the Manufacturer of Flawen Thread Lace to the King.  Measures 9" x 12". . Edge wear and toning.