Catalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping

I’m loving this collection of mail-order catalog snapshots from the likes of Sears, Neiman Marcus, JC Penney, and Marshall Field as both a source of design inspiration and a history of American consumerism. My two favorite clippings are one, a full page spread for bathroom shag carpet that includes a toilet covered entirely in orange carpet, and two, a page from a Sears catalog showcasing a variety of men’s underwear including a bodysuit made with a python print. This book will probably bring back some fond memories along with a few nightmares.