wish books

it was called a wish book when i was a kid, (a christmas catalogue) and i would spend hours and hours paging through and dreaming of the gifts that could be under our tree.

view a 1956 eaton's christmas catalogue from library and archives canada.

it's a history of canadian mail-order catalogues (1880 - 1975).

Jan Halvarson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I used to pour over a catalog called "Miles Kimball". The possibilities of items seemed endless! When my family moved 2 years ago we found it tucked in an old dresser. So lucky!