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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Minute Gifts

Not done shopping yet? Here’s a couple more ideas. Running down the clock to Christmas, here we have a 1950s-era ad for Forbes and Wallace of Springfield, Mass. Ladies hosiery solid in a toy drum box with a sprig of holly on top, three pairs for $2.85. See main floor.

And for the gents, shaving soap and lotion for $2 over at Steiger’s as show in this 1950 ad. Also, see main floor.


Mattenylou said...

I remember when we'd do the majority of our Christmas shopping ar Forbes and Steigers. Every floor was so beautufully decorated, We'd ride up and down the escaltor just to enjoy the 'view', so nice.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Hi, Mattenylou, thanks so much for stopping by. Other commenters have expressed similar appreciation for those two stores in previous posts. It's interesting when you the "the majority" of your shopping at Forbes or Steiger's. I wonder if any local stores command that kind of particular loyalty anymore, at least on that scale.

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