Featured 1-26-1907 furniture ad

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by wiscbirddog, Feb 22, 2021 at 5:20 PM.

  1. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    This was just posted on Facebook, from the town I was born & raised in. Thought you might get a kick out of the sale prices from January 26, 1907.

    judy, i need help, NewEngland and 5 others like this.
  2. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Wow. That is really cool. I wish we could see what the furniture looked like brand new.
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  3. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I'd like to know what pictures they had.
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  4. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I'd also like to see the lace curtains they are advertising!
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  5. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Probably just 'factory art'. ;)
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  6. skydragon

    skydragon Member

    I would like to buy at those prices.
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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    i bought a pack of True cigarettes in NY in 1973 for 37 cents ...
    today's price in NY......... $13 a pack.

    so what else is new ?
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  8. lovewrens

    lovewrens Member

    That iron bed!
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  9. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Prints by Remington and Parrish, Chandler pastels, Gibson girls, Leyendecker, Currier and Ives, etc, etc, etc... the possibilities are tantalizing. Buzza mottos were a brand new thing in 1907.
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  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    Very cool. Love seeing the old stuff when it was new.
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  11. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    @wiscbirddog - what is the origin of Ladysmith, your home town's name?
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  12. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    The city was founded in 1885 at the intersection of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (Soo Line) with the Flambeau River. It was originally named Flambeau Falls, after the Ojibwe name for the area, Gakaabikijiwanan ("of cliffed rapids"). Robert Corbett, a logging and lumbering entrepreneur who was a strong influence on the city in its early years, renamed it Corbett, then Warner in 1891, and then Ladysmith on July 1, 1900, after the bride of Charles R. Smith, head of the Menasha Wooden Ware Co. (source Wikipedia)

    The railroad gave the area the name Warner. I have no idea why.

    The village of Warner was named Ladysmith in 1900 in honor of the bride of Charles R. Smith, head of the Menasha Woodenware Co., who had been recently married. Mrs. Smith never honored her namesake with a visit. The name became official on July 1, 1900 when the Federal Postal Department approved the change. (source Rusk County Historical Society)

    The story goes: Smith bought out Corbett and loved the area and wanted to move his family there, so named the town for his wife. She had other ideas and refused to even visit.

    When I was a child there was a big push to once again change the name back to Flambeau Falls but nobody could ever agree and the idea was eventually dropped.
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  13. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks wiscbirddog. It's a pretty name but the lady sounds a bit of a snob!
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