Saturday, May 18, 2013

Shopping Saturday - April 1917

For today's Daily Blogging Prompt at Geneabloggers, I decided to do something different.  I was over at Chronicling America looking for the birth of my grandmother in the Vital Record's section of the newspapers.  She was born 31 Mar 1917.   It was then that I decided to see if there were any advertisements, and there were for lots of things.  With Easter around the corner at the time, I decided to go with clothing.  I'm trying to imagine my great grandmother wearing dresses and hats like this.

The Washington Herald, April 02, 1917

The Washington Herald, April 01, 1917


  1. Welcome to GeneaBloggers!

    Regards, Grant Davis

  2. You sure can't beat the pricing! :-)
    I love the old ads.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    1. By today's cost of things, these sure seem really cheap, then I remember how much they probably made and it all balances out. But I love looking at the ads also.


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