A Pair of “Bloomingdale Bros.” invoices to the New York City Dept. of Health for purchases of “Rubber Tissue,” October 15, 1892 and of “2 Bureaus,” August 28, 1896, each with a different design. 1890'S BLOOMINGDALE BROS.” INVOICES.
A Pair of “Bloomingdale Bros.” invoices to the New York City Dept. of Health for purchases of “Rubber Tissue,” October 15, 1892 and of “2 Bureaus,” August 28, 1896, each with a different design.
1890'S BLOOMINGDALE BROS.” INVOICES

Joseph B. and Lyman G. Bloomingdale founders of Bloomingdale's Department Store. Beginning on New York's Lower East Side with a Ladies Notions Store, the brothers opened the East Side Bazaar in 1872, which sold a wide variety of European fashions.

A Pair of “Bloomingdale Bros.” invoices to the New York City Dept. of Health for purchases of “Rubber Tissue,” October 15, 1892 and of “2 Bureaus,” August 28, 1896, each with a different design.

The image of Gilded Age Bloomingdale’s store is printed on this 1896 letterhead invoice. The 1892 invoice lists the items sold in the store including “Dry Goods, Cloaks…Fancy Goods” furniture and carpets. Pictured on verso, is “The ‘Elvira Corset’” with an explanation of its preferred appeal. The ad announced that Bloomingdale’s sold the corset in the US, Canada and Mexico. Both invoices note the store’s current location, “Third Ave – 59th & 60th Sts.” Condition: Both invoices are in overall good condition. The 1892 invoice appears to have been slightly cropped at top edge which has been lightly reinforced on verso wtih mounting reside remaining. Bend in lower left corner and both invoices show a bend in upper right corner.

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