Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday's Treasure- Metropolitan Fashions

This was such a great flea market find!  At the time I was operating a fabric/quilt shop in New York, 
and I was so thrilled to find this.  It is in pretty rough shape, but I love it anyway. 

 It was a Butterick Fashions Catalog from June 1892.  Catalog  price in 1892, one cent!  This was offered by "Kellogg & Curtis", Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, Notions, etc. located in  the Taylor Opera House Block, Cortland, N.Y.  Cortland just happened to be the town in which I was born and grew up.   

Column on last page reads:
Dress Goods
We are showing the Fast Black Brocaded Satines at 24 cents per yard, worth 35 cents.  
All the Fast Black Mulls from 10 cents to 25 cents in Plain, Plaids and Stripes.
We have a very pretty thing in Persian Mulls as fine as China Silk at 
19 center per yard,  they must be seen to be appreciated.
Please call at our store and get at Fashion Sheet and look over our new line of
 Spring goods and you will be convinced that we will bear out our reputation of
 selling the best goods for the money of any house in Cortland.  
We remain yours to serve,
Kellogg & Curtis, 
Cortland, N.Y.  

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