There is a small paragraph in French at the front of the catalogue addressed to "Our French Customers." Eaton's advises they prefer to receive orders in English, however, if that isn't possible, they ask that you write in French very clearly.
Below are some pictures from the catalogue that give us a good idea of what people were wearing in this period. Interesting that they have ladies' skirts for walking and bicycling.
Boots and shoes - can you tell the difference?
Horse equipment in a department store! Long replaced now with automotive supplies.
Household furniture and appliances.
Hats and men's clothes.
The groceries section is introduced by saying "Our Grocery Department is very complete, and the highest standard of quality is maintained. You will always receive carefully selected goods. It is a good plan to make up an order once a month (or you and your neighbors together), and include what groceries you need. We can then ship by freight, and the charges will be very low." Usually the front page in a grocery flyer has the more commonly purchased items. The list below is quite different than what we see today! If anyone knows what the "blue" is, please leave a comment.
The list of groceries on the first page includes:
arrowroot (not the cookies)
baking soda, etc.
bird seed and gravel
butter "We guarantee this brand of butter as strictly first-class, and receive our supply daily"
catsup "Our own make tomato catsup brand" (not ketchup)
cream and milk
cheese - clearly states "Prices subject to market fluctuations"
It's always interesting to take a quick walk back in time to see what people's daily lives looked like 100+ years ago; what they wore, what they bought, and how much everything cost. (2011.040.01 H-591)