# Chicago Mail Order Company

1930s curtains, sheets, & towel advertisements

1930s curtains, sheets, & towel advertisements

Here are some scans from the 1935 Chicago Mail Order Company of curtains (swagger sets were “new and stylish”), bedspreads of Cretonne, double loop quality towels, 87 inch seamless unbleached sheeting, and Pepperell pre-washed quality sheets! Quite a lot...
1935 Hat Fashions, Womens Hat Advertisements

1935 Hat Fashions, Womens Hat Advertisements

These are some very smart summer hat advertisements showing off the wide variety of womens hats that were in fashion in 1935. Wide brim, short brim, anything but the old cloche of the 20s! As I’m writing this vintage blog entry on Mother’s Day, one of the...
1935 slip, bra, and panty advertisements

1935 slip, bra, and panty advertisements

Here are some catalog pages illustrating 1935 slip fashions, with a few bra and panty illustrations. I almost missed the pajama advertisement! Panties were in brief and bloomer styles- I almost mistook the shorts for being mens’ styles, because they are not the...
1930s baby clothes

1930s baby clothes

This page of advertisements for baby clothes and diapers was between the lingerie and slip section. It’s really cute to see how children dressed in 1935! Baby bonnets, little girls dresses, rompers, boys’ sunsuits…. and sanitary packed hemmed...
1935 Women’s Dresses and Fashion

1935 Women’s Dresses and Fashion

All those ruffles and the elegant 1930s silhouette! Totally Old Hollywood Glamor, glamorous movie star inspired. Feminine. Caped back dresses and fancy collars! “Mannish” two piece outfits (which look like our modern skirt suit outfits)… The nautical...
1935 Summer Dress Fashions

1935 Summer Dress Fashions

Here are some summer dress fashions from the 1935 Chicago Mail Order Catalog, including two full color pages. These old fashion catalog scans are lovely illustrations of the 1930s silhouette and dress lines. I scanned the whole layout, too, so you can get the full...
1935 Shoe fashions for women, men, and children

1935 Shoe fashions for women, men, and children

These 1930s catalog scans start with the postage rate chart for 1935, and includes the next 13 pages of shoe advertisements! It’s interesting to see how much they charged for postage in the 30s… prices have gone up, but not as much compared to the price of...
Summer 1935 Mail Order Catalog – Cover & Womens Shoe Fashions

Summer 1935 Mail Order Catalog – Cover & Womens Shoe Fashions

Here are the cover and first few pages of the Chicago Mail Order Company’s 1935 Summer Catalog (it says “Sale Ends August 31, 1935” on the bottom of the front cover). These first few pages, after the initial 1935 ladies summer fashions, started with...
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