carolyn says: July 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm What appeals to me with these catalogs is first the line drawings. I don’t know if women a that time looked so fresh and crisp every day or if I’m just so used to yoga pants and sayings T-shirts. Even when they did spring cleaning, they had their dungarees rolled up and a kerchief covering their head. Another thing that strikes me is that these layouts seem well-thought out. Think of all the goodies you could whip up without breaking a sweat because everything was conveniently at your fingertips. This was still in the scientific age.