This cover of the Sears Roebuck catalog (1921 edition) shows the Sears Roebuck Company headquarters building in Chicago, Illinois. American shoppers, especially in rural areas, used this mail order catalog to purchase many of life's basic necessities.
Concrete, metal, and wood rise several stories into the blue sky, as an unfinished commercial building exterior is brought to life. A yellow crane perches atop the construction site. Day by day the construction site is transformed.
Sunlight filters through a sliding glass door and many-paned window into a home gym. The home gym has equipment for building strength and muscle and burning calories, including a rack of free weights, a weight machine, and a stationary bicycle.
A stone and stucco storefront, one corner of an outlet mall, is displayed in the center of a blue sky. The empty building will soon be filled with merchandise, employees, and shoppers.
A close-up photograph of jumbled plastic building blocks results in an abstract, artistic image. Blue, green, and red blocks are haphazardly tossed together, waiting for someone to come along and transform them.