Surprise Mid Century Box

Nessa
Submitted by Nessa May 30th, 2012
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My dad collects matchbooks and brought home a bunch of them from a flea market in an old box that was wrapped in vintage silver wrapping paper.  The paper was torn, so he ripped it off the box to recycle the cardboard.  Underneath he found this cool mid-century design shower curtain box!  Of course, he knew I would like it, so he sent it right over.

What a surprise!

What a cool graphic!

Looks like it was for a brown shower curtain.

Original price, $1.  From Kaufmann’s… Pittsburgh’s local department store.  Now owned by Macy’s.  (Which went over about as well in Pittsburgh as Macy’s buyout of Marshall Field’s went over in Chicago.)

First in Bath Fashions.

I’m not sure what to do with this box.  I can’t throw it out now.

2 Responses to “Surprise Mid Century Box”

  1. windupkitty

    windupkitty

    So great that so much art went into packaging….I really miss that kind of detail and care..I know it’s better for the environment etc, but things just aren’t as pretty anymore! An actual person clearly say down and designed this which is just so wonderful!