Chicago: Self published, (1953). Softcover. Lg. 8vo. Original color illustrated wraps. Montgomery Ward mail order catalog containing 69 full-page screen-printed wallpaper samples by Wards Hallmark in various textures showing many different patterns & designs. Majority of samples with floral designs in rich vibrant colors. Verso of each sample with descriptive information including price, size, available colors as well as recommended use. Six illustrated pages in front with information on company, product, how to order, etc. One illustrated leaf in rear showing tools and supplies for easy wallpaper hanging. Aaron Montgomery Ward founded the mail order company in 1872. The company is still in business today offering wallpaper, furniture, electronics, jewelry and much more. Scarce.
Age wear, creasing, chipping and some staining on wraps. 3 1/2" x 1/2" of bottom edge on rear wrapper missing. Head of spine chipped, 1" of backstrip on tail of spine missing. 6" x 2 3/4" of lower outer edge on one sample cut out, lower corner of two samples clipped, otherwise interior in very good to near fine condition. Item #33733