Window displays and an old shoebox
Posted January 26, 2012on:
Like many folks I’ve been cleaning out stuff. I came across an old shoebox from Dayton’s Department Store which naturally led to remembering what it used to be like shopping in a big downtown Department Store. The shoebox is old & it’s battered. I think I’ll keep it.
Target Corporation paid tribute to the downtown Minneapolis Dayton’s with a slide show of window displays depicting designer fashion from the early 1900’s until the 60’s. It’s a fun resource for the ever-popular decades projects. From the Vault: A Window into Dayton’s Displays
The American Memory Collections have an abundance of catalogs, advertisements and documents. Enter “department stores” in the search box; you’ll discover thousands of treasures including photos of department stories in many cities. The first document on the list is a facsimile of Edward Filene’s prediction in 1927 about the decline of individual department stores and the rise of chains.
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