c1900 Antique Sears and Roebuck Co. Stereoview Cards X27 Great Victorian and Industrial Wall Decor
A wonderful partial antique set of 27 Sears and Roebuck Co., Chicago Illinois Stereoview Cards. These antique black and white photo cards show the entire workings of the huge department store workings and some of the buildings at its main headquarters. These are especially nice for Victorian or Industrial wall or shelf decor. Also a fantastic office or restaurant display. We tried to show a variety of the cards they are a super depiction of the different jobs that men and ladies had and how divided they were by gender at time. Great pics of ladies in Victorian Dress and Victorian Gardens as well as many cool industrial photos of engine rooms etc.
We provide a brief description of each card and the description below. The condition ranges from Fair to Good. You will note tanning from age and age spots on some. Overall, for well over 110 years they are decent enough for a smashing display. Each card measures 7" X 3 5/8".
No. 3 - Main Entrance Merchandise Building No. 5 - Sunken Garden with Merchandise Building in the Distance No. 7 - Automatic Machines in the Grocery Department No. 8 - Watchmaking in the Jewelry Department No. 11 - Packing Goods For Shipment No. 17 - The Great Tunnel No. 19 - A Glimpse of the Administration Building No. 20 - The Administration Building from the Pergola No. 21 - Lobby of the Administration Building No. 23 - Making a Record of the Customer Order (large room filled with ladies on typewriters) No. 24 - the Routing Department - (large room filled with ladies working) No. 26 - The Stenographic Department (large room filled with stenos) No. 27 - The Card Index Department No. 30 - Where the Type is Set (this is a Department of all men) No. 32 - The Electrotype Foundry (men working on machinery) No. 34 - A Corner in the Press Room (old fashioned copy /mimeograph machines) No. 35 - Automatic Gathering Machine (not sure but men only running machinery) No. 36 - One Our Automatic Covering Machines - (looks like part of a printing department) No. 37 - The Magnificent Engine Room (great industrial shot as many of these are!) No. 40 - The Great Switchboard in the Engine Room - (the biggest switchboard I've ever seen) No. 41 - Main Dining Room Seroco Restaurant - (not one woman in the entire place) No. 43 - The Kitchen, Seroco Restaurant No. 44 - The Great Refrigerator in the Restaurant - (hanging carcasses on both sides of huge walk-in freezer or cooler) No. 45 - Sunken Garden and Pergola (beautiful garden view) No. 46 - The Fountains and Gardens (beautiful outdoor shot of ladies walking near fountain facing one of the buildiings) No. 47 - The Greek Pergola No. 49 - Fire Department Drill (one of my favorite cards we show it in our photos)
They give a nice idea of ladies work fashions and I think they would make a great display piece in groupings. Perfect for your home, office, restaurant or bar. Great decorative pieces for Victorian or Industrial decor.
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