F.W. Woolworth and the American Five and Dime: A Social History

F.W. Woolworth and the American Five and Dime: A Social History

For more than a century, Woolworth’s five and dime stores represented Americana, mirroring the country’s growth, its good times and bad, its foibles and its fads. The chain was founded by Frank W. Woolworth, who in 1879 established two stores-one in Utica, New York, which failed and was closed down, and another in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which succeeded and marked the beginning of the legacy of the Woolworth’s Five and Tens. This work is a full account of the chain, its rags-to-riches founde$ 35.95

1952 F W Woolworth Store Youngstown OH Davidson MV Print Ad

An original vintage magazine ad print from the year published. Print ads make unique gift items that can be framed as artwork. Shipped flat un-framed in plastic sleeve with backing board.

  • Original vintage magazine advertisement print
  • Page size approx 8 1/4″ x 11 1/2″.
  • Unique gift
  • Decorative collectible

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