1897 Sears Catalog on DVD
Sears, officially named Sears, Roebuck and Co., is an American chain of down-scale Department stores which was founded by Richard Warren
Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. Formerly a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Sears merged with Kmart in
early 2005, creating the Sears Holdings Corporation.
From its mail order beginnings, the company grew to become the largest retailer in the United States by the mid-20th century, and its
catalogs became famous. Competition and changes in the demographics of its customer base challenged the company after World War II as its
rural and inner city strongholds shrank and the suburban markets grew. Eventually its catalog program was largely discontinued.
Sears 1897 Catalog
Sample thumbnails taken from the collection.
(Low resolution thumbnails - CD/DVD images are scanned at 300 DPI)