Gift Suggestions from Barrett, Stoolfer and Owens, The Store of the People

Naturally, you’ll want to trade where the people trade as you shop for holiday gifts this year.  Here’s another set of ideas from Skidmore merchants. In this case, we have an ad from Barrett, Stoolfer & Owens from the December 15, 1910 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 7:

Holiday ad for Barrett, Stoolfer and Owens. Text follows.
Skidmore New Era, Dec. 15, 1910, p. 7.

Ad reads, “Suggestions. More than ever do we wish to firmly impress upon the minds of the people the fact that this is the right place to do your Christmas shopping. Our lines are more extensive than ever, and our prices are correct. Surely, your Christmas purchases will be easily made if you visit our store. As the Xmas time approaches, and we see the decorations on every hand, and feel the Christmas spirit in our hearts, our minds are turned to childhood when Christmas was really seemed from the outside. At this time, when the Xmas spirit permeates the very atmosphere and our hearts are turned with good will for our fellow man, give gifts. It will cultivate this good will spirit. Don’t forget the boys, girls, mother, father, sister, brother. We extend to all Greetings and wish a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Following are a few useful gifts for your approval: warm gloves, ladies’ ties, scarfs, laundry bags, handkerchiefs, silk hose, belts, hand bags, post card albums, story books, dolls, mechanical toys, Xmas trees, Xmas decorations, fancy dishes, books for boys, ties in Xmas boxes, suspenders in boxes, jewel boxes, candies and fruits, and a thousand other useful gifts. Come to our store and feel at home. We want to show you through our various lines. Trade where the people trade. Barrett, Stoolfer & Owens, The Store of the People.”

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