Wednesday, June 3, 2015

your Daily Double or GET THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I was MIA yesterday.  I claim busy-ness.

An ad for a dress sale in Gimbel's bargain basement, Philadelphia.
I sooooo miss all those wonderful downtown department stores: Gimbel's, Lit Brothers, Strawbridge's (aka Strawbridge & Clothier), Franklin Simon, and - most of all -- that divine temple of commerce, John Wanamaker's.  I could go on and on about Wanamaker's, but I won't, because a) my time is precious, and b) I don't wanna start to cry.  

Anyway, the above image is available on cards, decals, tshirts, tote bags, and some more important stuffs.    Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter Gimbels subway.'  If you enter just 'Gimbels' you'll also see some maaahvelous circa 1907 ads, also available to grace must-have stuff.

Hand me a pen.
I surprised me how many pen ads appear in old magazines, when today, you'll find almost none, other than what you might see in a Staples circular.  The above appears on throw pillows, notebooks (what cooler cover for a diary or journal could you possibly come up with???), clocks, decals, gift wrap, tshirts, neckties, mugs, tote bags and MORE MORE MORE.  Go to and in the 'search this store' box, enter 'hand'

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