Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 12/24/2014


Photo taken on December 29, 2009


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Route 30
National Christmas Center
Lincoln Highway
Lancaster County
Paradise
Pa.
Christmas
Pennsylvania
U.S. Route 30
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Woolworth's
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Toys in the Woolworth's Store Display at the National Christmas Center

Toys in the Woolworth's Store Display at the National Christmas Center

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Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
This set really awakens Christmas memories, Alan. Woolworth's was an important part of this season for generations. If people these days have a hard time understanding that, and are inclined to think "It's just an old store", tell them to imagine Christmas without amazon. They may sort of understand.
2 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to Smiley Derleth
Ah, that's a good analogy--Christmas without Amazon! How would we manage! Woolworth's was a standard, and I also recall Grants, Murphy's, Nichols, Jamesway, Two Guys. I was surprised to find that Wikipedia has documented some of these--see its list of defunct retailers of the United States, for instance.
2 years ago.