Vintage Thread Chart & Photo Gallery Thread Ads – Page 2 Beginning around 1900 the Corticelli kitten was a familiar logo in Corticelli thread ads. This appeared in McCall’s Magazine November 1904. This might have been the first or among the first of the Corticelli kitten ads. From Home Needlework Magazine, July 1900. – Courtesy Shirley McElderry Corticelli kitten ad from Woman’s Home Companion, April 1902. – Courtesy Shirley McElderry Corticelli kitten ad from Home Needlework Magazine, April 1903. – Courtesy Shirley McElderry An appealing Corticelli kitten from the back cover of Home Needlework Magazine, June 1907. – Courtesy Shirley McElderrry Corticelli kitten from Home Needlework Magazine, September 1914. This picture of serenity was in contrast to WWI which had just begun in Europe. – Courtesy Shirley McElderry Nonotuck Silk Co.’s famous Corticelli brand spool silk as seen in Ladies Home Journal, March 1898. – Courtesy Shirley McElderry Heminway & Sons Silk Co. ad from The Modern Priscilla, June 1907. Heminway would merge in 1922 with Belding which owned Corticelli brand to form the Corticelli Silk Co. – Courtesy Shirley McElderry A line of sewing needs offered by jobbers Cooley, Biglow & Nichols, Sheldon’s Weekly Dry Goods Price List, 1871. – Courtesy Anne Papworth A Barbour’s linen thread ad in Sheldon’s Weekly Dry Goods Price List, 1871. – Courtesy Anne Papworth Bucilla and Corticelli were two of many companies offering crochet, tatting and knitting threads and instructions booklets with patterns for 10 cents and kits for 25 cents and up. These two ads were from Home Needlework, September 1916. – Courtesy Ellen Ambron Ward’s own brand — don’t we wish 50 cents would buy 12 large spools of thread today! From Montgomery Ward 1925 sale catalog. Two types of Brook’s Brothers thread were offered in Bloomindale’s 1886 catalog: waxed finish with the blue label and soft finish with the red label all for 50¢ per dozen!! George Clark and his brother were sole agents for their ONT [Our New Thread] thread which was wound on white spools. Note firm also carried Marshall’s linen threads. Ad from Bloomingdales 1886 catalog. Part of an ad for Belding Bros. silk threads which company guarantees won’t break. From Ladies Home Journal, August 1906.