Genuine 1928 The Liliputian Bazaar Book of Fashions, Best & Co Catalog of Childrens' Clothes and Furnishings for Spring and Summer, 48 Pages

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If you're looking for research for Depression Era, late 1920s Children's clothing, toys and furnishings, this is a great catalog. And I've just learned that this company was eventually bought up by the now-familiar Toys R Us!

Originally based in Greenwich, Connecticut with branches over the east coast, Best & Co was one of the most popular places to shop for classic (and later, preppy) childrens' clothing from 1879 to 1971.

This is NOT a reproduction or digitized version. This is the genuine catalog that someone received in 1928.

This catalog is fantastic. I didn't know what 5 images to limit this posting to when I started copying them. I've chosen mostly illustrated pages of clothing, but there are also some terrific references for toys and room furnishings too (great if you do props for film or theater).

And the illustrations all look like the adorable drawings commonly found in childrens' books of the period. This was the tail-end of 'the Golden Age of Illustration', but the anonymous artists who diligently plied their trade romanticizing fashion for the consumers for decades are well represented here. (One of my favorites is the 'center fold' titled On with the Dance For Gay Spring Days, with a circle of adorable little girls in charming bloomer dresses.)

48 pages on better than pulp paper, the cover (light card stock) is printed in a dull blue and lime yellow, and all interior pages are black ink only.

Inside you'll see frocks and dresses, tub suits, little girls' hats, Best's corrective shoes, McKenzie Baby Coach prams, The Royal Middy (sailor suits) and much more.

7 inches X 10 inches.

Condition is Good to Very Good vintage ephemera. There is some discoloration, corner bends, and a few small rips.

I offer these items in as-is, pre-owned condition. I try to describe flaws or damage as I see them. Please feel free to ask questions before you decide to purchase.

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