Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog Book. In the spring and summer of 1886, a popular New York department store advertised its wares in a finely illustrated catalog featuring everything from clothing, accessories and house wares, to jewelry, leather goods, school supplies and dry goods. This excellent reproduction of that now-rare Bloomingdale Brothers catalog provides fascinating views of approximately 1,700 mid-Victorian consumer items (all finely drawn and easy to reproduce) together with the original descriptive captions. Artists and designers will find Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog a splendid source book of copyright-free period graphics; antique collectors, historians, costume enthusiasts and nostalgia lovers will find it indispensable for dating and identifying antiques, clothing and other vintage items. 176pp. 83/8 x 111/4. Paperbound.