This vintage jacket has come from the collection of the fabled Massachusetts company Penfield. We are honoured to be able to represent this collection of props and display pieces as part of our Vintage Marketplace. These items represent our third exclusive opportunity to present a huge selection of Penfield’s vintage clothing archive, including samples and inspirations, all at knock-down prices!
“Chicago based Montgomery Ward was once the greatest American retailer with 250 stores nationwide. In 1872 Aaron Montgomery Ward, a traveling dry goods salesman, started selling to farmers by mail through a one-page catalogue list. By inventing the general merchandise mail-order catalog, Mr. Ward could keep prices low through bypassing the middlemen, like small-town shopkeepers and itinerant salesmen. It was a Ward advertising writer who in 1939 wrote ''Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'' as an illustrated poem to hand out to children visiting Ward's Santa for Christmas. Montgomery Ward finally closed its doors in 200 after 128 years in business. This jacket is now a piece of American outfitting history.”
Those sold will be dispatched by Pedlars. Free returns, accepted within 14 days.