I've seen some lovely old catalogues recently for all sorts of goods. They seemed to try so much harder in the past to make their catalogues look nice. I guess I mean that they were illustrated, ie had paintings/drawings in them rather than photos.
My friend's boyfriend showed me an original brochure for his 1948 Chrysler a while back and it was, quite frankly, beautiful. I don't think I would consider a modern-day car brochure in the same way.
This picture is the cover of an 1896 shoe catalogue:-
I guess a modern-day shoe catalogue would actually have a picture of shoes on it, but nonetheless it's pretty!
Some of the boots:-
Action picture of boots:-
These are pretty!
I'd like some of these:-
I'd love to have some truly vintage shoes. Along with old books, it's always something I look at in charity shops. Chocolate, wine and shoes. True love!