Posts tagged retail

Marshall Field’s Christmas window, 1969, Chicago.

Marshall Field’s Christmas window, 1969, Chicago.

The main aisle at Marshall Field’s, 1941, Chicago.

The main aisle at Marshall Field’s, 1941, Chicago.

The Fair Department Store, decorated for its grand re-opening at State and Adams, 1897, Chicago.

The Fair Department Store, decorated for its grand re-opening at State and Adams, 1897, Chicago.

Waiting to serve in the Marshall Field’s fabric department, 1914, Chicago.

Waiting to serve in the Marshall Field’s fabric department, 1914, Chicago.

The very first Crate and Barrel, 1514 N Wells, 1963, Chicago
Chicago History Museum

The very first Crate and Barrel, 1514 N Wells, 1963, Chicago

Chicago History Museum

Interior of the Pullman Arcade, a sort of ”company store” for the employees of Pullman and the residents of Pullman, Roseland and Kensington.
Shoppers could buy things at the “lowest Chicago prices.”
I’m sure no strings were attached…

Interior of the Pullman Arcade, a sort of ”company store” for the employees of Pullman and the residents of Pullman, Roseland and Kensington.

Shoppers could buy things at the “lowest Chicago prices.”

I’m sure no strings were attached…

Dominick DiMatteo Sr.(center) stands in his first eponymous grocery store, Dominick’s at 3832 W Ohio, 1935, Chicago.
DiMatteo opened the store in 1918. After 95 years in Chicago, it was announced yesterday by Dominick’s parent company, Safeway, that they would be pulling out of the Chicago market.
Chicago Tribune Archives

Dominick DiMatteo Sr.(center) stands in his first eponymous grocery store, Dominick’s at 3832 W Ohio, 1935, Chicago.

DiMatteo opened the store in 1918. After 95 years in Chicago, it was announced yesterday by Dominick’s parent company, Safeway, that they would be pulling out of the Chicago market.

Chicago Tribune Archives

Market Street (now Wacker), south from Jackson, 1896, Chicago.
Note Hart, Schaffner and Marx in the lower right corner. The men’s clothier, and suit maker to decades of US Presidents, is still based here in Chicago, now at 101 N Wacker.

Market Street (now Wacker), south from Jackson, 1896, Chicago.

Note Hart, Schaffner and Marx in the lower right corner. The men’s clothier, and suit maker to decades of US Presidents, is still based here in Chicago, now at 101 N Wacker.

Grocery, 1938, Chicago. Edwin Rosskam

Grocery, 1938, Chicago. Edwin Rosskam

Market window, 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman

Market window, 1962, Chicago. Lee Balterman

The bargain basement at Marshall Field’s, 1938, Chicago.
The mercantile world’s first “bargain basement” contributed one-fifth to the store’s annual total or about $10 million dollars.

The bargain basement at Marshall Field’s, 1938, Chicago.

The mercantile world’s first “bargain basement” contributed one-fifth to the store’s annual total or about $10 million dollars.

State Street, south of Monroe, 1915, Chicago.

State Street, south of Monroe, 1915, Chicago.

Siegel Cooper & Co. spring/summer catalog, 1914, Chicago.

Siegel Cooper & Co. spring/summer catalog, 1914, Chicago.

Photo from an article about Marshall Field’s visual merchandiser, 1936, Chicago

Photo from an article about Marshall Field’s visual merchandiser, 1936, Chicago

Mannequins in Window, 1938, Chicago. Edmund Teske

Mannequins in Window, 1938, Chicago. Edmund Teske