Friday, April 23, 2010

The Wish Book

In the book, Last Hand: A Suburban Memoir of Cards and the Cold War Era, I write about using the Sears Wish Book for my Christmas list inspiration. Although I have a few old copies of the Wish Book, I’ve decided to attach a few pages from the 1975 catalog. If you want to write down your memories of what you wanted as a child, I might be able to find a matching page. Some of the catalogs (JC Penny, Spiegle, Wards and Sears) date back to the mid-1940s.  Click on the images for a closer view.

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