I own an 1850 circular from a New York firm that was mailed to Ohio, listing "a general assortment of Clothing constantly on hand," including coats, overcoats, pants, vests, shirts, and drawers.
It is clearly meant for remote ordering, not so much a "come visit our store," as the following appears at the top of the page: "For the accomodation of those who may wish to order, we annex a list of the principal articles in our stock; renewing the assurance given in our former circular, that goods will be selected with the utmost care, and at precisely the same prices as though the purchaser was here to select for himself."
However, I'm curious as to whether or not this document may have been more of a wholesale listing to retailers.
Marc A. Hermann.
The Daybreak B'hoys.
Liberty Rifles - Hardtack Society.
Oliver Tilden Camp No. 26, SUVCW.
Descendant of Pvt. E. Hermann, 45th PA Militia - Capt. Wm. K. and Lt. Geo. W. Hopkins, 7th PA Reserves - Pvt. Jos. A. Weckerly, 72nd PA Infantry - Pvt. Thos. Will, 21st PA Cavalry.