Thursday, January 29, 2009
Historic catalog... coming to your mailbox soon?
With it's origins dating back to 1872 and out of business in 2000, the Montgomery Ward catalog is being resurrected. Monroe Wisconsin based Swiss Colony, who purchased the bulk of Montgomery Ward assets last August for $15.5 million plans to print the new 116 page catalog in February and have it in mailboxes by mid-March. In 1985 I was working at a Chicago photo studio shooting much of the montgomery wards catalog photography when it was announced that their big book catalog would not be produced any more, the work in our studio producing this catalog came to a sudden halt. Montgomery Wards which was one of the nations first large mail order catalog businesses built a 1.25 million square foot warehouse that is a Chicago visual landmark along the North Branch of the Chicago River.