Jordan Marsh Historic Books- New And Used
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Jordan Marsh Historic Books. Condition is Used and New.Jordan Marsh (now Macy's) was the first grand department store in the US. In its earliest days of catering to the "Carriage trade" horse drawn carts would deliver massive furniture to the doyennes of Beacon Hill. Its founders and early leaders had a "progressive" vision for the store and set out to build a massively impressive building but offered merchandise affordable to a growing middle class at turn of the twentieth century. People did not just shop at "Jordan's". They went for the experience. Entering the main entrance shoppers were greeted by a grand staircase. In addition to choosing household furnishings visitors could dine at one of the restaurants on premise.
To this day locals brag if they have the "secret" recipe for Jordan March blueberry muffins. Recipe included in historian Anthony Sammarco's"Jordan Marsh, New England's Largest Store". [they really are delicious!]Thisdelightful volume will give you thehistorians long view of this Sammarco's book is paired with a must read, "Tales of The Observer" by Richard H. Edwards. Publishedin 1950 to mark the centennial celebration of the founding of Jordan Marsh it is an homage to thethousands of associates who made thislegendary story thepulsing heart of Boston and its environs for over a century.
Sammarco's book is NEW.
"Tales of The Observer" is first edition USED and in goodcondition for its age. Minor water marks on cover. Gold stamping on cover and spine. Binding intact. Pages have no imperfections other than mellowing ofcolor from age. Most are illustrated with smallback and white inkdrawings. List of "quartercentury" employees as ofthe 100 yearanniversary is at end of book...a tribute to the loyaltybetween company and its employees.Faint whiff of age. Overallcondition good.
Books offered as a set
Funreading for buffs of Americana retail.
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