[FRENCH] [APRON CATALOG] Grand Magasins de la Samaritaine - Tabliers Confectionn s Pour Dames et Hommes. Samaritaine.
[FRENCH] [APRON CATALOG] Grand Magasins de la Samaritaine - Tabliers Confectionn s Pour Dames et Hommes
[FRENCH] [APRON CATALOG] Grand Magasins de la Samaritaine - Tabliers Confectionn s Pour Dames et Hommes
[FRENCH] [APRON CATALOG] Grand Magasins de la Samaritaine - Tabliers Confectionn s Pour Dames et Hommes

[FRENCH] [APRON CATALOG] Grand Magasins de la Samaritaine - Tabliers Confectionn s Pour Dames et Hommes

Paris: Samaritaine, 1914. Staplebound. 15 pages. 24 x 15.5 cm. Early aspirational 20th century department store catalog intended to catch the eye of the growing working and middle class consumer. Samaritaine, founded in 1869, opened in the midst of a new industrial age that saw the price of consumer goods drop, and "fineries" become accessible to a larger population. Copiously illustrated, with prices, this pamphlet presents the assortment of trades of the times. Aprons for women include: trade, kitchen, nurse, baker. For men: gardener, valet, military, grocer, wine merchant, chef, doctor, veterinarian. Also includes small aprons for valet boys and dining boys, most likely children employed in residences. Text in French. Small 2 cm. stamp on cover: Collection Debuisson Paris. Pages lightly toned, otherwise pristine. Illustrated wraps. Near fine. Item #2168

Price: $110.00

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