Business & Finance: Catalog

Eager farmers, their wives, their boys, their girls, their dependent uncles, aunties, began to thumb last week the new annual catalog of Montgomery Ward & Co. The farmers found themselves more prosperous than last year and they found the catalog correspondingly fatter. It contained 700 pages measuring each 9 x 13 inches. It contained — very like its predecessors—marvelous pictures of skirts, of trousers, of miniature railroads, of horses ready to ride, of chairs ready to sit down in, of frenzied wallpaper, of tombstones, of everything. And the prices? A mere $3.17, or...

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