Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition (Paperback)

Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition By Sears Roebuck and Co Cover Image
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All across America during the great building boom of the early 20th century, one of the most popular sources for home-building materials, fixtures, and trimmings was the Sears, Roebuck catalog for home builders. This fascinating volume, reprinted from a rare surviving edition of that remarkably comprehensive publication, offers a peerless view of how thousands of Americans approached the practicalities and aesthetics of homebuilding in 1910.
A huge selection of materials needed to build and finish an early 20th-century home -- lumber, siding, roofing, gable ornaments, interior moldings, oak-veneered front doors, art glass windows, chandeliers, stair balusters, bronze door locks, porcelain-enameled bathtubs, furnaces for hard and soft coal, ornate porch rails and Craftsman china closets among them -- are depicted in detailed line drawings with the original advertising copy, specifications, and prices.
Leafing through these pages, it quickly becomes apparent just how many readers -- and buyers -- this extraordinary book attracted. Many of the products and designs are still very much a part of the American landscape, easily recognizable in nearly every community in America today. Students and enthusiasts of American home and home-product design will find this unique publication an authentic and reliable sourcebook of early 20th-century Americana. Anyone interested in renovating houses of this era will find it indispensable.

About the Author

A self-proclaimed mirror of our times, recording for future historians today's desires, habits, customs, and mode of living, the Sears catalog debuted in 1888.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486263205
ISBN-10: 0486263207
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: November 18th, 2009
Pages: 176
Language: English