Yes, it's true. We miss the old five and dime stores--and never more so than at Christmas.
While we here in the Northeast often think Woolworth's, our readers just as often tell us about S.S. Kresge Stores out in the Midwest.....
Kresge’s original stores sold a wide selection of goods for 10 cents or
less. Later stores included items for a price up to one dollar, and
after World War II the company expanded into large discount stores in
the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.
You can read more Kresge history here: http://www.britannica.com/biography/S-S-Kresge
Anyway...in our recent haul of vintage magazines from the Peekskill Attic Treasures Flea Market -- held on Sundays from 9 am more or less to late afternoon depending on the weather -- were quite a few full page Christmas ads for the stores, something we had never seen before!
Of course, we have to share. All of these are from the early 1920's.
Click on the photos and enjoy this slice of by-gone Americana.
You may also have an interest in:
--The Woolworth's display at the National Christmas Museum/National Christmas Center http://bit.ly/1h5ojcP
--Doc Johnson, America's first Christmas store http://bit.ly/1IqHlQH
--F.W. Woolworth 1929 50th Anniversary promo booklet https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157628978332571/
--A Woolworth's Photo Pool collection at Flickr https://www.flickr.com/groups/1591212@N22/pool/
--1926 S.S. KRESGE IN WARREN OHIO http://bit.ly/1eAPoTp