We Have the Merchandise

We don’t remember this particular Skidmore, Missouri merchant, but if we’d been there in 1907, we would have found plenty of shopping options, we’re sure.  From the December 12, 1907 Skidmore New Era, page 4 (click to enlarge):

Our first Christmas greeting!  We have the Merchandise.  You have the Money.  Let's trade!  500 yards black Taffeta silk, was $1.50 a yard, now $1.25.  Only 10 yards to one customer. Our 12-4, 11-4, 10-4 heavy cotton blankets at from 55 cents to $2.85 per pair.  Ask for our prices on wool blankets.  We are giving a special discount.  Our clothing and shoe lines are still complete.  Big line of caps for men and boys.  Don't forget our line of candies, fruits, nuts, etc.  Special prices in quantities.  Find line of pillow tops, silk scarfs, wool scarfs, mufflers, neck ties, napkins, stand covers and table linens.  Any of which would be suitable for a Xmas present.  A limited quantity of ladies' wool 2 piece suits at 85c per garment.  Cotton garments too numerous to mention.  With best wishes for a merry Christmas, Armstrong and Covington.

Armstrong & Covington in the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), December 12, 1907.