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Shorpy Saturday – The Art of Selling: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck There is an art to anything and in today’s world it’s much more digital when it comes to clothing catalogs. Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Art of Selling: 1941“: July 1941. “Detroit, Michigan. Head of the … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – First the Shoes: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck If the shoe fits… a great photograph depicting a time when shopping was less clicking and more visual to the passing customer. Take a look at the photograph entitled “First the Shoes: 1941“: July 1941. “Detroit, Michigan. Head of … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Shorts Seller: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck It’s hard to believe that shopping for underwear (“shorts”) was so sophisticated at one time; from glass display cases to burly men cutouts. Now typically displayed in plastic bags hanging from generic racks, underwear has become just … Continue reading

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Shorpy Saturday – Order Online: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck Ordering “online” was a little different back then but in a sense it hasn’t changed. Take a look at the photograph entitled “Order Online: 1941“: July 1941. “Operator taking telephone orders at the Crowley-Milner department store, Detroit.” Continuing this … Continue reading

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