Museum Musings: Historical Advertising

Rachel Whitney, Curator,
Sapulpa Historical Museum

March’s “Historical Advertisements” this month in our history show the businesses, sales, and events happening in our local stores.

On March 4, 1971, a few advertisements stood out among the articles: Rule Furniture, Harrison, Morton’s, Masters and Stivers, and Sapulpa Monument Company.

At Rule Furniture, one could find on sale a Magnavox solid-state stereo phonograph; “perfect for small rooms, only 36” wide” and in “your choice of three styles” for only $149.50.

At Harrison, one could find a “new shipment of stripes-, solids-, and plaids-flairs in a wide choice of colors from $7 to $16.”

While at Morton’s, one could buy Jarman Rex-Flex fashionable dress shoes in black or brown tones for only $28.95.

Masters and Stivers offered “complete insurance service for fire, theft, liability, and personal belongings.”

When one needed “the reverence of a precious memory, choose a lovely monument for an everlasting tribute to a loved one” from Sapulpa Monument Company.