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The stereograph contains a black and white image of Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Composing Room, where printers (mostly men) are shown setting the type for printing catalogues. Sears, Roebuck and Company began conducting mail order operations at the turn of the twentieth century. The image is mounted on a cream-colored paper card mount with documentary information about the composing room on the card's reverse.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 9/16 X 7 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
albumen print on paper card mount
recto, bottom right: No. 30 WHERE THE TYPE IS SET. / SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO., CHICAGO, Ill. verso, center: No. 30 WHERE THE TYPE IS SET. / Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, Ill.
Catalogs--Printing; Mail-order business--United States; Sears, Roebuck and Company
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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