Winter Garb

by Laurel | February 5th, 2007

Perhaps where you are the weather is somewhat better, but here in New York City metro, the high today is somewhere in the 20 F range, so dressing warm is important. The ad to the left is from the February 4th Springfield Republican, advertising coats for Albert Steiger & Co. Naturally I remember Steiger’s from the High Street location and shopped there often over the years. I always think of the wonderful old elevator and the elevator operator.

Anyway, this ad respresents a sale on coats, “Handsome Tailored Coats at $55.00 (regular values up to $87.50). Finely tailored coats of Pollyanna, Ermine and Bolivia with throw collars and stitching. Brown, navy and black with beautiful silk linings. In 1922 that was quite a lot of money for a coat.

Is there anyone out there who is able to define “pollyanna” and “Bolivia” in the context of fabric?

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