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Visions of Sugarplums (and the Sears catalog)

Right: The front cover of the 1934 Sears & Roebuck Fall and Winter catalog, giving a hint of the many treasures within. At about the turn of the 20th century, some wag wrote that the Sears catalog was one of only two books read by rural folks, with the Bible being the other.Right: These Marx wind-up tractors sold for less than a dollar back then. Today an example in good condition would probably bring many dollars.Above: For the little girl who wanted to toil just like her Mommy.