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Thursday, 20 January 2011
January Sales in 1959 Retro Boston
Hello, Retro Boston Lovers!
January is here...snow...cold...and yes, shopping!! January sales events are famous all over the US and Boston had a wonderful tradition of January sales that really became a legend! Filene's had for many years what they called...January Jumbo Values. Gilchrist's did...January Jubilee. Conrad&Chandler celebrated their...Merger Anniversary Sale. And Jordan Marsh Company always celebrated their birthdays in January with big ads proclaiming just how "old" they were. In 1959....they were 108 and proud of it!! Enjoy this wonderful walk through a snowy Boston in January 1959 and let's go shopping!!!
Boston born, Brookline raised Retro Boston Cultural Historian and very eager to get as many memories, photos and newspaper adverts of the once grand stores of the Downtown Boston we all knew and loved. Also I am very busy researching Boston area churches of the past that have since closed or merged into others. All who remember are welcome to contact me with their thoughts, memories and photos to add to any of my blogs.
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