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SEARS ROEBUCK HOME BUILDER'S CATALOG

The 36 Hr Day

THE 36-HOUR DAY

EVERYDAY FASHIONS OF THE FIFTIES

Comprehensive view of what middle-class Americans were wearing in the fifties. One hundred twenty pages of illustrations, accompanied by descriptive captions, depict one-piece strapless bathing suits and dresses with plunging necklines for women; business suits with wide lapels--and equally wide ties--for men; bluejeans, plaid shirts, and full, knee-length swing skirts for girls; fringed cowboy suits for youngsters of both genders; and much more. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations.

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JoAnne Olian, former curator of the costume collection at the Museum of the City of New York, has selected scores of illustrations chronicling apparel worn during the casual, fun-loving postwar years. Here are one-piece, strapless bathing suits and dresses with plunging necklines for women; business suits with wide lapels--and equally wide ties--for men; bluejeans, plaid shirts, and full, knee-length skirts for girls; fringed cowboy outfits for youngsters of both genders, and much more. Fashion historians and fans of the fifties will delight in this collection, complete with prices ($1.88 for a silk tie!), sizes, descriptions, and more. Original selection of pages from Sears Catalogs, 1950-1959.


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Dimensions 9 in x 12 in x 0.25in
120 pages
Weight 1.1000
Stage Middle Stage, Late Stage
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