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Department Store Layouts

Sibley's - Rochester Bon Marche - Seattle F.A.O. Schwarz - NYC
G. Fox co. - Hartford, CT Jordan Marsh - Boston Wanamaker's - NYC
Wanamakers - Philadelphia Gimbel's - Philadelphia Macy's - NYC
E.W. Edwards - Buffalo Woodward & Lothrop - Wash., D.C. Lansburgh's - Wash., D.C.
Eureka Stores - Windber, PA

If you didn't live near a Gilbert Hall of Science, some of these layouts were probably the biggest and best layouts you could hope to see.  They were the high point of every shopping trip you took with your parents and you probably wished you could recreate them at home.  Some of these were around all year, but others only came to life at Christmas.   As you can see from the examples shown, they could be very simple or quite elaborate.