Santa’s Headquarters, 1908

Ad for Jordan, Thomas & Co. of Skidmore, Missouri, "Santa's Headquarters." Text of ad below.
Advertisement for Jordan, Thomas & Co. of Skidmore, Missouri. Skidmore New Era, Dec. 24, 1908, p. 4.

Advertisement illustrated with drawing of Santa Claus, children, and furniture sets, as well as a turkey dinner and the Buck’s Stoves and Ranges logo. Ad reads, “Santa’s Headquarters. Bring the children in! Christmas is the children’s time. This is the children’s store. Half the joy of the season, for the little ones, is in seeing what ‘Old Santa’ has made for them. He has made many wonderful things this year and the children will enjoy seeing them at our store. We hold ‘open house’ for the little ones, from now till December 25th. Bring them in. A few suggestions for suitable presents: rockers, rugs, couches, silverware, pocket knives, carvers, dressers, asbestos irons, savory roasters (enameled and plain). No where can you find a better selection of gifts for your family and friends. And why not something for the home — a warm, thick rug, or some handsome furniture. A lean pocket-book goes just as far here as a fat one in the other stores, and our store is just as full of sensible gifts for everyone. Give something worth while this year, don’t waste your money on trash. Here is the place to secure sure-enough gifts. Come in! We can please you. Jordan, Thomas & Co. Skidmore, Missouri.”

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