Nineteenth Century Games & Sporting Goods Catalog

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

This book is a great reproduction of a mail order catalog from Peck & Snyder for the year 1886.
This surprisingly thick, more than 300 pgs, densely illustrated, catalog is a wonderful look at the amazing quantity of "stuff" available by mail in the US of the late 19th c.

From the introduction;
"This book is a secret attic on a rainy day, a gentle reminder of the days when baseball was two words and a bicycle was $12.50. Whatever these days were like, they could boast Peck & Snyder's Electro Radiant Megascopes, ventilated lunch satchels,nose amputation knives, battery operated scarf pins, electric sleeve buttons and magic bolognas."

Nineteenth Century Games & Sporting Goods
American Historical Catalog Collection
Peck & Snyder

Peck & Snyder (their staff presumably)

The Pyne Press

Re-print 1971


Keep your sight glass full and your firebox trimmed and your water iced.


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