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La Femme, March 15, 1945. Image via Gallica, BnF

      Trade catalogs from manufacturers of clothing and accessories through the ages. Important in tracing the development of trade over the past 200 years, as well as to use as a record that often includes with images, dating, scale, and pricing for products. Links are to digitized copies available for free online, thanks to the diligent digitizing work of many museums and institutions.

Womenswear Catalogs



  • Lord & Taylor, 1877, 1882, . New York-based department store.

  • Edvabski, 1906,  French fur manufacturer. 

  • Home Book of Fashions, Autumn 1917. Catalog of patterns available from The Home Pattern Company, the "sole manufacturers of patterns for the Ladies' Home Journal".

  • Bloomingdales, 1910. New York City-based department store.

  • Herbst, Winter 1925-1926. Swiss dressmaker.




  • Langlois et Cie. French manufacturer of light fixtures. Early 20th century: Le Lustre Lumière, with designs by Hector Guimard., revival, 1912-1914. French. 

Women's Accessories


  • Gaghills Slippers, 1906. Slipper company, produced by British shoe manufacturer H.W. Trickett.

Menswear Magazines

American, British, Canadian, and French.

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