Wonderful Photographs of Shopping Malls in America During the 1950s & 1960s

A shopping mall (or simply mall) is a North American term for a large indoor shopping center, usually anchored by department stores. The term “mall” originally meant a pedestrian promenade with shops along it (that is, the term was used to refer to the walkway itself which was merely bordered by such shops), but inContinue reading “Wonderful Photographs of Shopping Malls in America During the 1950s & 1960s”

17 Vintage Photos Showing Macy’s Preparations for the Christmas Season in 1948

Images of preparations for the Christmas season at Macy’s—then, at one million square feet, the biggest store in the world—bespeak a highly orchestrated operation relying upon 14,000 employees to ready 400,000 items to be swept off of shelves by 250,000 eager shoppers. Macy’s (originally R. H. Macy & Co.) is an American chain founded inContinue reading “17 Vintage Photos Showing Macy’s Preparations for the Christmas Season in 1948”

30 Amazing Vintage Photos of Christmas Shopping in New York During the Early 20th Century

True, the streets don’t look as festive, and store facades aren’t as decked out as they are today. But in terms of the crowds, the vendors, and all the kids captivated by toy displays, holiday shopping in New York City hasn’t really changed much in the past century, as these photos from abut 1910 reveal.Continue reading “30 Amazing Vintage Photos of Christmas Shopping in New York During the Early 20th Century”