WONDERFUL LARGE 1909 SWATCH BOOK OF THE CHICAGO TAILORING COMPANY
(CLOTHING) CHICAGO TAILORING COMPANY. Spring and Summer 1909 Catalog. Chicago: Chicago Tailoring Company, 1909. Thick, oblong folio (17 by 20 inches), original full green cloth gilt.
Original fabric swatch book for the Chicago Tailoring Company, with 305 cloth samples, and 33 full-page illustrations of men's suits, overcoats and vests interspersed with images of contemporary pursuits such as hunting and sailing, with an image of "The Wright Aerplane in Flight."
In addition to images of available styles of men's clothing, this volume has full-page illustrations designed to appeal to the turn-of-the-century gentleman such as hunting, fishing, sailing, horse and auto racing, baseball, "a Vassar Sculler" and an image of "The Wright Aeroplane in Flight." Without 38 fabric swatches. As manufacturers would instruct retailers to remove the swatches for fabrics no longer in stock, missing swatches are typical of these books.
Expert restoration to first leaf, occasional offsetting from swatches or empty mounts; original cloth mildly soiled. An extremely good copy.