Sears Catalog ‘Kit Homes’ From The Early 20th Century Are The Epitome Of The American Dream

While these days we don’t think twice about ordering all kinds of things online, with giants like Amazon offering pretty much anything you could possibly imagine shipped to your doorstep, the mail-order concept goes back much further than you might think, and you could even get an entire house delivered by mail.

Image credits: Sears Archives

Image credits: Sears Archives

Image credits: Sears Archives

Image credits: Sears Archives

Sears, once the biggest retailer in the U.S. but which recently filed for bankruptcy, revolutionized home-ownership and kick-started the American dream for thousands by offering affordable ‘kit homes,’

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