Tag Archives: #Department Stores

June 20, 1907: Salesclerks Fight to Keep Shortened Work Hours on Saturdays

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. June 20, 1907 Los Angeles The salesclerks of Los Angeles are steaming—and not over the warming temperatures. Beginning last summer, all the department stores agreed that instead of closing at 10 p.m. … Continue reading

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Movieland Architectural Mystery — Solved

The Brain Trust has solved the mystery of the department store used in “The Public Enemy.” Thanks to Craig Deco, Lee Rivas and Nathan Marask! Here are our young ruffians (Frank Coghlan Jr. and Frankie Darro) sliding down the escalator … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Architecture Edition

The more intriguing mystery of “The Public Enemy” is the department store used in the early part of the film. Recall that our young ruffians run through an unidentified department store, committing all sorts of mischief and aggravated mopery. One … Continue reading

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May 31, 1908

    Above and at left, the "white and many-pillared mansion of commerce" opens at Broadway and 8th in Los Angeles. According to The Times, Hamburger’s Department Store was the largest building on the West Coast and had California’s first … Continue reading

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It was a kinder, simpler time

  I cannot believe the way they have commercialized the holidays! All you see is "buy! buy! buy!" It didn’t used to be this way when I was young, trust me!

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