1976 JCPenney Catalog

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Amazing how often the term "flame-resistant" is used by JC Penney.  Guess it was the era of polyester.

Amazing how often the term "flame-resistant" is used by JC Penney. Guess it was the era of polyester.

Had the styler/dryer, which didn't work.  But it looks like it might make a good paper shredder.

we had really moved up when we got these, although they didn't work that great. Still beat having to sit in front of the gas heater till the thick hair dried!

Dinner Darts:  "Stuck for a dinner choice?  Let fate decide!"

Dinner Darts: "Stuck for a dinner choice? Let fate decide!

As if "foxy" isn't crazy enough for a pre-teen girl, the fine print says it comes in  "chubby sizes."

Evil mom buys outfit "D" for her daughter ---- Awesome mom buys outfit "E" for her daughter (ps. comes in "chubby" sizes)

Groovy vest.  Looks like he knows where the smoking area is.

Looks like he knows where the smoking area is.

Matching his and her underwear! To wear under the matching his and her pantsuits.

Sesame Street debuted in 1969 and was in full swing by the mid-seventies. The 1976 JC Penney Christmas catalog was all over it.

These robes are only "young-looking" if you're over the age of 90.

These robes are only "young-looking" if you're over the age of

Matching sweaters for the whole family.  Glad I grew up in Florida.

Matching sweaters for the whole family. Glad I grew up in Florida.

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