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Page entitled : Wanamaker department stores in New York and Philadelphia

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John Wanamaker at the apex of his mercantile career with two large department stores in New York and Philadelphia.

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completed in 1911. The year corresponded with the 50 years anniversary of Wanamaker’s first store at the corner of 6th and Market streets and its opening was consequently done with great pomp. Using his renowned flair for publicity, John Wanamaker gathered crowds of Philadelphians to celebrate in sequence, the grand opening of the largest store in the World, it’s Crystal Tea Room restaurant, the half century of Wanamaker’s in retailing and on December 30, the dedication of the building by ‘President’ Taft.  ...


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