New Old Stock 1940's-1950's Montgomery Ward HOMESTEADER •SANFORIZED• economy model convert cloth aka "salt & pepper" work shirt with original flasher. Wards offered the HOMESTEADER line of work shirts as the base model or "good" version. Other Wards brands included PIONEER which was known as "better" and TOP FLIGHT which was known as the "best". The grain or "streak" of the convert cloth, the beautiful pointed collar along with the MW insignia seen at the top of the flasher lead me to believe that this shirt dates from the late 1940's to early 1950's.
|1939 Montgomery Ward catalog HOMESTEADER Convert Cloth shirt advertisement|
|1950-1951 Wards Fall & Winter Catalog HOMESTEADER Convert Cloth shirt advertisement|
|1951-1952 Wards Fall & Winter Catalog HOMESTEADER Convert Cloth shirt advertisement|
HOMESTEADER shirt color photos courtesy of forgetmedont