~ Sausalito News, March 8, 1913via California Digital Newspaper Collection

~ Sausalito News, March 8, 1913
via California Digital Newspaper Collection

~ Florida Fashions, Inc., 1960via what-i-found(click to enlarge)

~ Florida Fashions, Inc., 1960
via what-i-found
(click to enlarge)

~ Waifs and Strays Society,  Blackwood’s Magazine, August 1937

~ Waifs and Strays Society, Blackwood’s Magazine, August 1937

~ Parents Magazine, December 1956via Flickr"Then when you spend extra hours in the kitchen, you can still run your household and visit family and friends without neglecting cookie baking or candy making."

~ Parents Magazine, December 1956
via Flickr

"Then when you spend extra hours in the kitchen, you can still run your household and visit family and friends without neglecting cookie baking or candy making."

~ Ever Ready Dustette, 1952via History World"The Ever Ready Dustette is a present that will give any girl or boy a lot of fun. It really picks up cigarette ash, crumbs and dust like the real thing."

~ Ever Ready Dustette, 1952
via History World

"The Ever Ready Dustette is a present that will give any girl or boy a lot of fun. It really picks up cigarette ash, crumbs and dust like the real thing."

~ The Book of This and That, by Robert Lynd, 1915

~ The Book of This and That, by Robert Lynd, 1915

Tags: xmas retro

~ Wanamaker catalog, 1950via Hagley Museum and Library(click to enlarge)

~ Wanamaker catalog, 1950
via Hagley Museum and Library
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~ Hoover, 1960via Grace’s Guide

~ Hoover, 1960
via Grace’s Guide

~ 1910via what-i-found

~ 1910
via what-i-found

~ DuPont Magazine, December 1949-January 1950via Hagley Digital Archives(click to enlarge)"…you’ll find many gifts already wrapped in Cellophane at your favorite stores, or you may easily add this touch of glamour yourself."

~ DuPont Magazine, December 1949-January 1950
via Hagley Digital Archives
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"…you’ll find many gifts already wrapped in Cellophane at your favorite stores, or you may easily add this touch of glamour yourself."

~ DuPont Magazine, December 1956-January 1957via Hagley Digital Archives(click to enlarge)"Gift-packaged in simulated leather box"

~ DuPont Magazine, December 1956-January 1957
via Hagley Digital Archives
(click to enlarge)

"Gift-packaged in simulated leather box"

~ Hartford Weekly Times - January 2, 1890(click to enlarge)"How many, in the secrets of their own hearts, rejoice when Christmas is over, and wish that it would stay over for much more than a twelve-month!"But not to make too fine a point on the philosophy of the thing, it is apparent to the shallowest observer that this annual gift making is, of late years, carried to an excess that makes a burden of Christmas instead of a pleasure. The most joyous festival in the calendar is turned into a weariness and a dread to a large number of people, for what is more wearisome than the wearisome round of the shops in a vain attempt to solve the problem of purchasing pretty, if not aesthetic, presents, out of a treasury that runs far below the needs of the occasion? How many, in the secrets of their own hearts, rejoice when Christmas is over, and wish it would stay over for much more than a twelve-month? Can there not be a combination of both the wealthy and those of limited means, that this excessive gift-making may be reduced to more reasonable limits, to the relief of those of modest means, and to the re-establishing of the festival on the old joyous basis?

~ Hartford Weekly Times - January 2, 1890
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"How many, in the secrets of their own hearts, rejoice when Christmas is over, and wish that it would stay over for much more than a twelve-month!"

But not to make too fine a point on the philosophy of the thing, it is apparent to the shallowest observer that this annual gift making is, of late years, carried to an excess that makes a burden of Christmas instead of a pleasure. The most joyous festival in the calendar is turned into a weariness and a dread to a large number of people, for what is more wearisome than the wearisome round of the shops in a vain attempt to solve the problem of purchasing pretty, if not aesthetic, presents, out of a treasury that runs far below the needs of the occasion? How many, in the secrets of their own hearts, rejoice when Christmas is over, and wish it would stay over for much more than a twelve-month? Can there not be a combination of both the wealthy and those of limited means, that this excessive gift-making may be reduced to more reasonable limits, to the relief of those of modest means, and to the re-establishing of the festival on the old joyous basis?

~ Osram ad, December 1953via Grace’s Guide(click to enlarge)

~ Osram ad, December 1953
via Grace’s Guide
(click to enlarge)

~ The Modern Retailer, v. 1, 1915via HathiTrust(click to enlarge)

 “Thermos brings…in the hot summer months all the comforts produced by ice, and in the cold winter season all the joys to be obtained by fire.”

~ The Modern Retailer, v. 1, 1915
via HathiTrust
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“Thermos brings…in the hot summer months all the comforts produced by ice, and in the cold winter season all the joys to be obtained by fire.”

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada(click to enlarge)"The Sleigh Santa Would Be Proud To Bring"

~ Nerlich &. Co., Toronto, Canada; General Catalogue, Season 1938-1939
via Library and Archives Canada
(click to enlarge)

"The Sleigh Santa Would Be Proud To Bring"