Cordey Figures and Smalls: A Retail History in Vintage Ads

Cordey Figures and Smalls: A Retail History in Vintage Ads

This companion article to my Cordey Lamps in Vintage Ads post will look at their human figures and home décor objects. I’ve combined the two genres because most retailer ads contained both; ads showing Cordey lamps usually showed only those. Retailer ads for Cordey items first appeared within a year of the company’s 1942 incorporation. [...]

Cordey Lamps: A Retail History in Vintage Ads

Cordey Lamps: A Retail History in Vintage Ads

The next several Cordey posts in the Archive will take a look at the history of the company through vintage retailer advertising, accompanied by examples of the actual items that were sold at the time. This first instalment in the series will focus exclusively on the Cordey lamps. A general timeline of the company’s corporate [...]