Selections from Hagley Museum and Library's archives and published collections on the history of American business, technology, and innovation.
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'Tis the season for shopping, but we could all use a break. We're taking a post- Black Friday and Cyber Monday rest today in one of the retail world's pioneering establishments. This 1898 photo-collage shows the soda counter of Strawbridge & Clothier, a family-owned major department store chain in the greater Philadelphia area.Read more...
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