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1959 Johnson Smith & Co. Novelties & Toys Catalog Vintage

The Johnson Smith Company was a mail-order company established in 1914
Alfred Johnson Smith in Chicago, Illinois that sold novelty and gag gift
items such as
x-ray goggles, whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and joy buzzers.

The company moved from Chicago to Racine, Wisconsin in 1926, to Detroit
in the 1930s, and from the Detroit area to
Bradenton, Florida in 1986.

In 2014, Johnson Smith & Co. marked its 100th anniversary. On December
31, 2019, the company’s website announced that they had ceased
operations and closed.

Remember Johnson Smith Catalog? Did You Read The Johnson-Smith ...

Early 20th century Ventriloquism Guide and novelties catalogue.

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