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One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cost of children's clothes in 1938-1939

This week's theme included a young girl in a beautiful dress.  I thought I would go through my 1938-1939 Simpson catalogue.  I found this page with the prices, wow, it is amazing how the prices have gone up.  Of course, I realize that our wages have gone up too, but life seemed to be less stressful.  You may need to zoom in to see the prices better.  For more neat pictures, go to Sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

13 comments:

  1. A lovely idea to show children’s clothes. It’s not just the prices, look at the fashions! What exactly was a panty dress? I thought it said party dress at first!

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  2. What a fun post! The clothing in those catalogs would be a boon to dating photos!

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  3. I was a bit surprised to see the dresses for the 'wee tot.' Somehow it doesn't sound right for a American advert - but what do I know; Iwould have been 1 or 2 at the time.

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  4. It's not just the clothing and prices but the cheeky plumpness that stands out. The depression years may have forced catalogs to have attractive "wee tots" more rotund than those in real life.

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  5. I don't think I fancy wearing one of those "brother" outfits, at any price.

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  6. I love the sailor dress. I hate the snowsuit--it doesn't even look like it would be warm. Simpson's is Canadian, which may explain the the "wee tots."

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  7. Really a nostalgic look back at times; Interesting but complicated clothing.

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  8. Wonderful! I love the fashions of the time.

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  9. Fings aint what they used to be....

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  10. Dresses for the wee tot? I suspect I was still being dressed in these a good many years later (like 30!) love the old newspaper ads... Jo :-)

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  11. Such wonderful illustrations. Remind me very much of some old paper dolls.

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  12. Rosie, what a great idea! It is so interesting to see the cute drawings and the great deals of the ad. I really enjoy your photo of this week too ... there is lots of action going on in it.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to see my last week's post, I appreciate it very much.

    Kathy M.

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