Troubles and Triumphs of Spring Cleaning

We’re not too fond of house cleaning either.  The Monarch store (Barrett, Hitchcock & Montgomery) of Skidmore, Missouri promised some help for women “preparing to commence that nerve-racking, back-breaking, disagreeable — though necessary — task of house cleaning and furnishing” in 1903.  Throw a pretty new rug over it, we say.

Troubles and Triumphs. House Cleaning.  Every woman is studying designs and effects and preparing to commence that nerve-racking, back-breaking, disagreeable -- though necessary -- task of house cleaning and furnishing.  Nothing beautifies a home more than a pretty carpet.  We sell carpets from samples exclusively.  In this way you get the best possible carpet cut to fit any room, for the least outlay.  From the fact that we carry only samples, it stands to reason that we can sell carpets cheaper and that we can give you a much larger selection than a merchant who carries the carpets in stock.  In lace curtains and window shades and other house furnishings usually found in a general store, we defy all competition.  For Men and Boys.  We carry one of the best, if not the best, line of shoes ever offered for sale.  The Giesecke Shoe.  These shoes are made on wide easy fitting lasts with either cap or plain toe and have the best Oak Tanned soles.  Every pair warranted to give complete satisfaction.  Our line of buck reindeer, calf and goat gloves have the quality necessary to withstand hard wear.  All we ask is to be allowed to show you these goods and we will leave the rest to your judgment, feeling sure that it is quality you want.  The Monarch.  Barrett, Hitchcock and Montgomery.

The Troubles and Triumphs of House Cleaning, as advertised in the Skidmore New Era, April 24, 1903, page 1.