R. B. Foster Bargains, 1915

If you were in Skidmore, Missouri in January 1915, you’d be able to find some bargains at the R. B. Foster store.  Here are a few of the many items of high-grade merchandise offered at prices lower than the lowest ever offered, as announced in the January 28, 1915 edition of the Skidmore New Era, page 4 (click for larger size):

Ad for the R. B. Foster store. Text of ad follows.
Ad for R. B. Foster store in Skidmore, Missouri, Skidmore New Era, January 28, 1915, page 4.

Ad reads, “February Clearing Sale beginning January 28th. We offer you the following high-grade merchandise at prices lower than the lowest ever offered in Skidmore. Ginghams – a good assortment of dress ginghams in light and dark colors, regular 12 1/2 to 15 cents, sale price, yard – 9 cents. Outing flannel – we offer you 10 yards of the best outing flannel. Buy what you want while it lasts. 10 yards for 69 cents. Muslin special – buy what you want. 10 yards regular 10 cent bleached muslin – 69 cents. Underwear, women’s $1 set snug union suits, 69 cents. Women’s 2-piece fifty-cent set snug suits, 35 cents. Children’s 50 cent union suits, 35 cents, children’s 25-cent 2-piece underwear, 15 cents. Men’s $1 union suits, 69 cents. Men’s $1.50 union suits, 1.15. Boys’ 65 and 75 cent union suits, 49 cents. Boys’ 2-piece underwear, 27 cents. Men’s 2-piece underwear, 35 cents. All standard calicos during this sale at 5 cents per yard. Fur Coats – we have just three fur coats left. One black dog skin, value $18, $13.50. One black horse hide, value $23.50, now $19.50. One black galloway, value $26, now $21.00. Best Michigan salt, during this sale, per barrel $1.25. Groceries: Frontier lemon cling peaches, 15 cents per can. Frontier apricots, 15 cents. Frontier peaches, 15 cents. Frontier 2 pound cans green beans, 2 for 15 cents. Frontier 2 pound cans wax beans 2 for 15 cents. Frontier early June peas, 2 for 15 cents. Frontier sifted June peas, per can 10 cents. Extra quality Rio coffee, 15 cents per pound. 3 cand 2 pound tomatoes, 25 cents. 2 1/2 pound tomatoes, 10 cents per can. 8 cans good corn, 25 cents. 8 bars White soap, 25 cents. 10 bars Brown soap, 25 cents. Dried corn, 10 cents per pound. Farmer Jones Sorghum, 1/2 gallon pail, 24 cents. Pure Country Sorghum, 75 cents per gallon. Top Syrup, 75 cents per gallon. Kamo syrup, 45 cents per gallon. Extra fancy Jap rice, 4 pounds, 25 cents. A table of men’s and boys’ shoes, $1.25 per pair. Overshoes: Men’s $1.75 overshoes, now $1.30. men’s $2.00 overshoes, now $1.45. Men’s $2.25 overshoes, $1.55. men’s $2.75 overshoes, 4 buckle, $2.15. Men’s $3.00 overshoes, 4 buckle, $2.35. Men’s $3.00 all rubber, 4 buckle, $2.40. Boys’ $2.50 overshoes, 4 buckle, $1.95. boys $1.50 overshoes, 1 buckle, $1.15. Ladies’ $1.15 Jersey overshoes, 1 buckle, 95 cents. Misses 85 cent Jersey overshoes, 1 buckle, 70 cents. Child’s 75 cent Jersey overshoes, 1 buckle, 65 cents. Men’s Jersey overshoes, 1 buckle, $1.20. R. B. Foster”

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