We’ve been very lax about updating our blog lately, and we apologize. There are so many things we want to share with you . . . if only there were more hours in the day!
We just listed a bunch of vintage and antique booklets and catalogs but one of our favorites is this vintage 1939 booklet from one of the world’s most famous department stores: Macy’s.
Filled with photos and facts about the Macy’s of 70+ years ago. More or less a Q&A with questions such as:
- How many selling floors are there in the store?
- Did you ever count the different things you offer?
- How many people work in Macy’s?
- Where does Macy’s staff come from?
- Are they college people?
- Do Macy people ever get a vacation?
- What about convalescence?
And so on.
Fun facts from this booklet:
- Macy’s had 55 passenger elevators and 58 escalators.
- They made their own electricity by diesel and steam-generator
- The value of the goods in the store back then was about sixteen million dollars
- They did not accept credit cards, but they did have what was called “Depositors’ Accounts.”
- Macy’s had their own hospital on the 19th floor.
A fun look back at this enduring store. And my, how things have changed!