Friday, August 10, 2012

Canadian mail-order catalogues

The Canadian Museum of Civilization gives us a fascinating view of the history of Canadian mail-order catalogues. It covers the years from 1880 to 1975.

Not only do you get interesting pictures of items (like clothing…which can help to date old photographs), but the site offers insight to company business practices and histories. Access is free and can be found at - Before e-commerce, A history of Canadian mail-order catalogues

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