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The Little-Known Philadelphia Origins Of Black Friday

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Black Friday has become a major marketing tool used by retailers nationwide, but the term originated right here in Philadelphia. And it wasn’t because businesses finally showed a profit. 172 more words

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Gimbels Has It

In Philadelphia, when you thought of Toyland and the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Gimbels was the department store that lured you to Market Street.

Gimbels began as a humble dry goods store in Indiana and became a retail dynasty that spanned 144 years. 38 more words

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8-31-11: Wanamaker's: Meet Me at the Eagle

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This conversation originally aired December 1, 2010.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra oboist Michael Lisicky moonlights as an expert on department store history. Last year, he triggered all kinds of nostalgia with the publication of… 90 more words

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12-1-10: Wanamaker's: Meet Me at the Eagle

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wypr/local-wypr-937700.mp3

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra oboist Michael Lisicky moonlights as an expert on department store history. Last year, he triggered all kinds of nostalgia with the publication of… 114 more words

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