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Elfelt newspaper article, The Vancouver Independent, Washington, July 12th, 1877:
 
 
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Picked up some old ads, if anyone wants clearer shots of these I can take some non-bokeh photos later:

First one is for Big Yank flannels and a shirt jacket, from the Farm Journal, 1925:


Pretty humorous; the flannel has an interesting double elbow that unfortunately never shows up clearly. Here's the shirt-jacket:



Another Reliance Mfg Co., this time for the Big Yank Cig Pocket shirt; I'd have to look again, I think this is from Popular Mechanics. It's listed as 1930 but there's no date on it:





Last but not least, a couple pages from Popular Mechanics, I think, this time from 1919 for a Signal wabash polka dot, detachable cub collar shirt. I'm a big fan of the front placket and it's lack of any bartacking or horizontal stitching at the bottom, pretty elegant:



Two shirts in one:






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (5) Thanks(5)   Quote buler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Sep 2018 at 6:07am
Some patents you may find interesting. You'll have to look them up to read the text description.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote Iron Horse Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2019 at 5:12am
Great stuff, Buler!

Here's today's find; Sears Roebuck catalog, 1910:









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Good stuff! Thanks for upping
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I made a blog post recently giving a brief overview of work shirts from 1900 to 1930, especially my favorite styles and including clippings from my collection and what I've managed to find in online scans of catalogs and newspapers; I would copy-paste it here but it's formatting strangely, so here's a link instead:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr_Heech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2019 at 11:17pm
Very nice little write up lron horse, must have taken a while to collate. Great to see passion and interest in this (fairly) unique area.
And l always wondered about those little cut outs on work shirts and chore coats.
Thanks for the education.


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Looking forward to the next instalment Bryan
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Having spent most of this winter locked inside stitching up clothing, I took a real delight in reading your blog post, Iron Horse. So much attention to building in a long lifespan.

I love how when you know what went into the making of a garment, you can more easily spot the cleverness of design decisions. Sort of like a pleasant version of donning the sunglasses in John Carpenter's They Live...
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thanks for sharing that research IH!
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