Title Ashland Uniform Company. 34 West 33rd Street, New York City Ashland Custom-Made Washable Uniforms
Binding Heavy wraps.
Book Condition Fine
Publisher New York 1936
Seller ID 005837
4to. 25 by 20 cm. Twelve leaves, each after the first with an illustrated plate showing the wide variety of uniforms manufactured by the company: hotel bellhop, waiter, tuxedo, naval, army, medical, chef, delivery. Generally there is a theme to each plate, but this is not strict. The models wearing the uniforms are drawn, and all are handsome or pretty, in a bland, Arrow Collar man way. The illustrations capture an ideal of the working man or woman as envisioned in the 1930s. The back of the plates is bland other than for the company's distinctive insignia formed by two silhouetted bellhops. A lovely, scarce, trade catalogue. No copies of anything from this company listed on OCLC First Search. Also a cover letter and a separate folded sheet price list.