This is a wonderful, old, vintage Catalog from the Depression era. This is the 50th Anniversary Edition Fashion Catalog for Spring and Summer 1938 by NATIONAL BELLA HESS, New York City, Kansas City Missouri. Women's, Mens, Teenagers, Children and Babies are all represented with all the wardrobe pieces needed for the family.
This catalog is an original item; not a copy.
This vintage OVERSIZE "wish book" from the 1930s measures; 12" x 9" and is complete in 200 pages. Wish we could order from the book! Imagine a pair of fabulous vintage high heel shoes for $1.99 !!
I have seen these pages sold separately for $7.00 to $10.00 each and, frame up beautifully. YOU get the entire book!
This is a wonderful book of ephemera for fashions of the pre-WW II Era. The catalog is packed with photographs and drawings in full color and brown tone. At least 3/4 of the pages are photographs of models wearing the items being sold.
It is PACKED with pictures and information for researchers and fashion historians. EXCELLENT source for documenting your vintage clothing collection, planning for film or theater or fashion show events.
Hats for women and children with amazing flowers, ribbons and feathers. Great shoes! Page after page with LOTS of high heels and sports shoes for women, AMAZING section of men's footwear!
Page after page of lingerie: Lacey nightgowns, lounging outfits, slips, bras, panties, corsets, and of course GIRDLES galore. Stockings and garter belts, silk and cotton hosiery and other undergarments for all the family. There are bras (very early) and all kinds of undergarments from functional to GLAMOROUS! There are even RUBBER bras and girdles for "reducing".
You will see page after page of dresses with the spectacular designs of the 1930s. The sleeves are spectacular, accents and details are fabulous. Page after page to drool over.
There are a few pages of jewelry and vanity pages, pins, dress clips, bracelets, and brooches. Belts, handkerchiefs and clever accessories women wore. I love the page with the hair curlers and grooming accessories.
TONS of gloves are featured and LOTS of purses. There are several SECTIONS on SHOES and lots and lots of HATS! This is a must have for properly dating those early items.
Page after page of amazing skirts, suits, jackets, coats, DRESSES to die for and LOTS of them. This book is so fun.
The pictures and information on men's and children's clothing of the era is a must have for historic costumers. Page after page of darling children's clothing for boys and girls; suits, pants, shoes, hats, blouses, skirts, coats and dresses, sportswear and costumes. Baby sets of layettes There are even undergarments for children; skirts and blouses, undergarments.
This FULL SIZE, catalog is a WEALTH of information! The pages of FABRIC information is wonderful. I learned a lot from this section. Of course there is more. The pictures provided are a fraction of what is in this book.
Condition is EXCELLENT. Minor bumps to the cover corners and spine, there are no stains. One page has the corner turned over. There is NO ODOR. Many, many pages can be framed.
Item ID: book921
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