Appalachian Trail Histories

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This page from Abercrombie & Fitch's 1916 catalog shows modified foodstuffs that make it easier to carry whether camping or hiking. 1

1916 Foodstuffs.pdf

This interior cover page represents the first mail-order catalog from Abercrombie & Fitch Company. Depicting two men in a canoe with one paddling while the other aims a gun to presumably shoot some wildlife, this image demonstrates how the company wished to capture outdoorsmen's attention. Furthermore, their main audience was assuredly masculine men, as these individuals fit typical tropes like physically fit and active. The men's activities and general period content suggests that the man with the paddle is likely a guide.

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