Child's Long Johns Union Suit Pilgrim Sears Brand 1930's
This cozy pair of Child’s long johns (custom hanger included) sporting a neutral oatmeal color would be a great fit for a Shaker peg rack especially for the fall and winter months. The sweet Child’s socks are not included but can be purchased separately (in another listing).
The brand name “Pilgrim” was used by “Sears” to advertise and mark clothing articles. It was first introduced in their “1905” catalogue for sock advertising only. During the “1930’s” union suits became very popular especially in the winter months because central heating was not as common. These suits or Long John’s made for boys were added to the “Pilgrim” line during this time-frame and possessed a one button flap opening in the back. Other items under this name were also incorporated and include hosiery, underwear, shirts, hats, pajamas, ties and children’s clothing. The sales regarding the long johns dropped at the end of the “1940’s” as styles were changing and this article went out of favor.
These ribbed long johns are a cotton / wool blend sporting “mother of Pearl” buttons as well as attractive detailed stitching are shown in images 4. 5 & 6. There some tiny spots on the left leg near the upper thigh area as referenced in image 14 and also on the front left shoulder where the seam is along with a spot on the arm. There are a couple holes on the back near the left shoulder as shown in images 20 & 21 but can easily be patched. This piece does have slight surface dirt but can be remedied by hand washing (soak overnight) using “Woolite” (cold water). Lay flat to dry or fold in half and hang on a clothesline.
Overall condition is still very good as this piece displays very well especially paired up with other children’s textiles. The cuffs can be folded over for a relaxed look as shown in image 23. You can add a lone red child’s sock filled with fresh greens for the holidays by way of a pin or use a scarf to enhance the top. Enjoy!
Long Johns measure 37” tall, measures 12” across (shoulder to shoulder) and measures 11” (middle area).
~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.