St. Louis: Butler Brothers, March 1916.
Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Several inserst514pp. Small folio. p. 465 loose Item #320814
"This catalogue or only 'Traveling Salesman.' " We sell only to merchants.
"Butler Brothers was founded in 1877 in Boston by three brothers, as a mail-order catalog wholesaler serving local retail stores. An innovative ordering system allowed local merchants to customize orders and receive their goods within days of ordering. The company soon moved to Chicago and expanded across the country, including warehouses by prolific St. Louis architects Mauran, Russel & Garden in both St. Louis and Dallas, as well as locations in Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Baltimore. In 1927, faced with competition from retail chain stores, Butler Brothers opened its own competing Ben Franklin stores." https://www.builtstlouis.net.