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Gimbel's, now defunct, was for many years a well-known U.S. department store. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ...

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History

The company, founded by a young Bavarian immigrant, Adam Gimbel, began as a general store in Vincennes, Indiana. After a brief stay in Danville, Illinois, Gimbel relocated in 1887 to the then-boom-town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While the new store was an immense success, quickly becoming the leading department store in Milwaukee, Adam Gimbel, with seven sons (and another adopted), saw that one store, no matter how successful, would not accommodate his family's future. The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Danville is a city in Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 0 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City 251. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


With, as a joke of the time put it, "a surplus of capital and a surplus of Gimbels," in 1894 he acquired the Granville Haines store in Philadelphia, and in 1910 opened another branch in New York City. With its arrival in New York, Gimbel's prospered, and soon became the primary rival to the leading Herald Square retailer, Macy's. This rivalry entered into the popular argot: "Would Macy's tell Gimbel's?" To distinguish itself from its Herald Square neighbors, Gimbel's advertising promised more: "Select, don't settle." Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Herald Square, looking up Broadway Herald Square is formed by the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue (officially named Avenue of the Americas) and 34th Street in New York City. ... Macys Department Store on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan Macys was founded in 1851 by Rowland Hussey Macy as a dry goods store in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts. ...


This was so successful that in 1922 the chain went "public," offering shares on the New York Stock Exchange (though the family retained control.) This provided the capital for expansion, starting with the 1923 purchase of across-the-street rival, Saks & Co., which operated under the name "Saks Thirty-Fourth Street"; with ownership of Saks came a new, about-to-open uptown branch, Saks Fifth Avenue. In 1925 Gimbel's entered the Pittsburgh market with its purchase of Kaufmanm & Baer's. Also acquired in this transaction was Gimbel's third radio outlet: WCAE. The company already owned WGBS in New York and WIP in Philadelphia. This expansion spurred talk of the stores becoming a nation-wide chain, such hopes were ended by the Great Depression. The more-upscale (and enormously profitable) Saks Fifth Avenue stores did continue to expand in the 1930s, opening branches in Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... A Saks Fifth Avenue store in Phipps Plaza, Atlanta. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... WEAE-AM is a sports talk station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... WINS (AM), known on-air as 1010 WINS, is an all-news radio station in New York City at 1010 kHz, owned by CBS Radio (formerly Infinity Broadcasting). ... WIP or Wip can mean:- Computer users jargon for work in progress. An informal accounting term for works in progress -- WIP is an asset account used by some professional services firms (especially communication design and product design firms) to reflect revenues that have been earned but not yet billed. ... The Great Depression was an economic downturn which started in 1929 (although its effects were not fully felt until late 1930) and lasted through most of the 1930s. ...


Despite its limited presence, Gimbel's was well known nation-wide, in part due to the carefully-cultivated rivalry with Macy's, but also thanks to an endless stream of publicity. The New York store got considerable attention as the site of the 1939-40 sale of art and antiquities from the William Randolph Hearst collection. Gimbel's also got an abundance of publicity from the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. (An homage to the film was paid in the 2003 comedy film Elf which offered "Gimbel's" as the fictional setting of the title-character's workplace.) William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper magnate, born in San Francisco, California. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film which tells the story of a gentle old man, working as a Santa Claus at Macys department store in New York City, who contends that he is the real deal. ... Elf is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and released in the US on November 7, 2003. ...


Gimbel's New York flagship was located in the cluster of large department stores that surrounded Herald Square. Designed by architect Daniel Burnham, the structure, which once offered 27 acres of selling space, has since been severely modernized and now houses the Manhattan Mall. When this building opened in 1910, a major selling point was its many doors leading to the Herald Square subway station; thanks to such easy access, by the time Gimbel's closed in 1987 this store had the highest rate of "shrinkage," or shoplifting losses, in the world. After conversion to the Manhattan Mall, parts of the former store were occupied by a mid-town branch of Brooklyn's Abraham & Straus and still later by Stern's. The building that housed a Gimbel's branch at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue remains, but has been converted to luxury apartments. A flagship is the ship used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships. ... Daniel H. Burnham. ... Manhattan Mall is a shopping mall located in Herald Square in New York City. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Brooklyn (named for the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Abraham & Straus (or A&S), now defunct, was a major New York City department store, based in Brooklyn New York. ... Sterns was a department store serving the U.S. states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. ... 86th Street is a major two-way street in the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. ...


Gimbel's was acquired in the 1970s by BATUS, the American retailing arm of British-American Tobacco, which eventually owned Marshall Field's, Frederick & Nelson, The Crescent stores, and Kohl's. ... Marshall Fields was an iconic Chicago, Illinois department store that grew to become a major chain before being acquired by Cincinnati-based Federated Department Stores on August 30, 2005. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The Crescent was a historic Spokane, Washington, department store. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is a department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. ...


BATUS organized the Gimbel's chain into four autonomous divisions: Gimbel's New York, Gimbel's Philadelphia, Gimbel's Pittsburgh, and Gimbel's Milwaukee. Each division operated independently of each other in terms of advertising and buying. Each division offered their own credit card which could only be used at another Gimbel's store in that same division. In the early 1980s, Gimbel's New York and Gimbel's Philadelphia were combined into a single entity, Gimbel's East.


Unable to create a strong identity for this collection, BATUS in 1986 sold the Kohl's stores to A&P and, unable to find a buyer, closed down the unprofitable Gimbel chain. Some of the more attractive branches were taken over by Stern's, Pomeroy's (Allied Stores), Kaufmann's (May Department Stores), or Boston Store (P.A. Bergner & Co.) The "cornerstone" of the chain, the downtown Milwaukee store where Adam Gimbel had first found success, (and alleged to be the most profitable Gimbel store), was handed to former BATUS sister-division Marshall Field's. After a few uncomfortable years trying to be a mass-market retailer, Fields gave up in 1997, closing the Milwaukee store and selling off the remaining Gimbel's branches it held, except for the Hilldale store in Madison, Wisconsin, which became Macy's in September 2006. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the short story by John Updike, see A&P (story). ... Allied Stores was a department store chain in the United States. ... Kaufmanns was a regional department store chain in the USA last owned by Federated Department Stores. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Boston Store is a major, mid-line department store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, established in 1900. ... Bergners is a major, mid-line department store in Central and Northern Illinois, established in 1889 in Peoria, Illinois. ...


The "Gimbel's" trademark is currently owned by siblings Mark and Beth Gimbel; Mark Gimbel is owner of the Smiling Cow and Gimbel's Country Store in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. They acquired the trademark in 1999 after Gimbel's department stores went out of business and the trademark was abandoned. (Boothbay Register 2003) A trademark, trade mark, ™ or ®[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an organization to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the organization and its products or services from those of other organizations. ... Boothbay Harbor is a town located in Lincoln County, Maine. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


Partial list of former Gimbel's locations

Gimbel's New York

Connecticut

Ridgeway Center, Summer Street, Stamford It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region Greater Bridgeport Incorporated (town) 1821 Incorporated (city) 1836 Government type Mayor-council Mayor John M. Fabrizi Area    - City 19. ... Nickname: The City That Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government type Mayor-Board of representatives Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 52. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ...

    • Lafayette Plaza, Bridgeport

New Jersey

Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... Location of White Plains. ... Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Garden State Plaza is a large shopping mall in Paramus on the intersection of Route 4 and Route 17 near the Garden State Parkway in Bergen County, New Jersey. ... Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... Nordstrom, Inc. ...

New York

The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Lexington Avenue is an avenue on the East Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that carries southbound one-way traffic from East 131st Street to Gramercy Park at East 21st Street. ... Cross County Shopping Center logo The Cross County Shopping Center is an open-air shopping mall located in the Dunwoodie section of Yonkers, New York at the crossroads of the New York State Thruway/Central Park Avenue and the Cross County Parkway. ... Location in the State of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Westchester Founded 1646 Incorporated 1872 Mayor Philip A. Amicone Area    - City 52. ... Nassau County is a suburban county in the New York Metropolitan Area east of New York City in the U.S. state of New York. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Roosevelt Field Mall is a large, upscale, suburban shopping mall, located in East Garden City, New York, on Long Island. ... Garden City, New York is a village in Nassau County, New York in the USA. The village is located 18. ... Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is the worlds largest sporting goods retailer. ... Bloomingdales is a chain of upscale American department stores owned by Federated Department Stores, which is also the parent company of Macys. ... Massapequa is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in Nassau County, New York. ... Green Acres Mall is one of several malls in Nassau County. ... Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. ...

Gimbel's Philadelphia

New Jersey

Image:City Hall Camden. ... Nickname: Chemical Capital of the World Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Coordinates: County New Castle County incorporated 1739 Mayor James M. Baker (D) Area    - City 44. ... Moorestown is a place located in Burlington County, New Jersey. ... Boscovs is an American department store that was founded by Solomon Boscov in 1911. ... Echelon Mall, located in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, is the third-largest shopping mall in South Jersey, behind Deptford Mall and Cherry Hill Mall. ... Voorhees highlighted in Camden County Voorhees Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ...

Pennsylvania

Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area    - City 26. ... Coordinates , Government County Cumberland County Founded 1751 Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Geographical characteristics Area     City 14. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hechts, also known as Hecht Brothers, Hecht Bros. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ... Nickname: The Red Rose City Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lancaster Founded 1730 Incorporated March 10, 1818 Mayor Rick Gray (D) Area    - City 19. ... The Plaza at King of Prussia is part of what is popularly referred to as the King of Prussia Mall, a huge shopping complex in King of Prussia, which is located in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... King of Prussia is an unincorporated community in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Langhorne is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Sears Holdings Corporation NASDAQ: SHLD is the third largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. ... The Gallery at Market East, or more commonly, The Gallery, is an urban mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a total of 172 stores. ... Strawbridges (formerly Strawbridge and Clothier) was a department store found in the northeastern United States with stores in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. ... Kmart Corporation was a US based corporation until it merged with Sears Holdings in November 2004. ...

Gimbel's Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania

  • Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Eastland Mall, East McKeesport (entire mall now closed)
    • Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca (became Kaufmann's, now Macy's)
    • Monroeville Mall, Monroeville (became Kaufmann's, closed March 2006 by Federated as there is already a Macy's in this mall. The space was then leased to Boscov's beginning in the fall of 2006)
    • Smithfield Street and Sixth Avenue (flagship), Downtown Pittsburgh, (now being put to many uses, including Barnes and Noble, Eckerd, and Burlington Coat Factory. This is now home to H.J.Heinz corporate offices and is called the Heinz 57 Center.
    • North Hills Village, Ross Township (became Hill's, then Ames, now Burlington Coat Factory)
    • Ross Park Mall, Ross Township - This was the very last Gimbel's store to be built in the Pittsburgh division. Gimbel's had not yet opened this store when the chain was put up for sale. (it was purchased by Associated Dry Goods for their Pittsburgh based Joseph Horne division. When the May Department Stores purchased Associated Dry Goods, the Joseph Horne Company was sold to a group of local investors. After several years, the Joseph Horne chain was dismantled and sold with the Ohio stores going to Dillard's, and the Pennsylvania stores going to Federated. This location became a Lazarus, now Macy's, closed on March 31, 2006 and Macy's relocated into the larger Kaufmann's location in the mall.) In April 2006, it was announced that this former Gimbels/Joseph Horne/Lazarus/Macy's location would be demolished and replaced by a newly built Nordstrom - their first Pittsburgh location.
    • South Hills Village, Upper St. Clair (became Kaufmann's, closed March 2006 by Federated as there is already a Macy's in this mall - this space was then leased to Boscov's beginning in the fall of 2006)
    • Century III Mall, West Mifflin - (interestingly enough this location was operated as a Gimbels AFTER the chain was sold off. A Ohio retailer, who specialized in close-out retailing, bought this one location, and attempted to operate it as a Gimbels. However; the owners of the mall filed suit, saying that the current owners of this particular Gimbel's store were operating it as a close-out store, and NOT as a department store which was what was specified in the lease agreement. The suit was dismissed when the store eventually closed - about a year and a half AFTER all of the other Gimbel's stores were shuttered. So, officially, this location was the very last Gimbels store in the country to be closed).

Eastland Mall logo Eastland Mall is a shopping mall located on the east side of Charlotte and serves this area as the primary retail destination. ... East McKeesport is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Beaver Valley Mall opened in 1970 is a regional shopping mall located in Monaca, Pennsylvania. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Kaufmanns was a regional department store chain in the USA last owned by Federated Department Stores. ... Macys is a chain of American department stores with its flagship store in Herald Square, New York City, which has been billed as the worlds largest store since completion of the Seventh Avenue addition in 1924. ... Monroeville Mall is a two-level, enclosed shopping mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, east of Pittsburgh. ... Monroeville is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... Eckerd is a drug store chain with more than 1,549 stores in more than 13 states across the Mid-Atlantic and New England portions of the United States. ... Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation (BCF) is a national department store retailer focusing on clothing and shoes, with over 300 stores in 42 states (as of 2004). ... H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ), commonly known as simply Heinz, famous for both its 57 Varieties slogan and its British commercial jingle Beanz Meanz Heinz, was founded in 1869 by Henry John Heinz in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Heinz 57 is a shortened, popular form of the 57 Varieties slogan of the H. J. Heinz Company. ... North Hills Village is a retail complex along the McKnight road corridor in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The surname Ames is usually either French or Hebrew in origin. ... Ross Park Mall is a two-level super-regional complex located 9 miles north of downtown Pittsburgh on McKnight Road and I-279. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Dillards (NYSE: DDS), based in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a major department store chain in the United States, with 329 stores in 29 states as of 2005. ... F&R Lazarus & Company (commonly known as Lazarus) was a regional department store retail chain primarily in the U.S. Midwest, based in Columbus, Ohio, which operated until March 6, 2005. ... The South Hills Village is a two level enclosed shopping mall located in the upscale Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Bethel Park and Upper St. ... Upper St. ... Century III Mall is the largest enclosed shopping mall in the Pittsburgh region which is located in the southern suburb of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. ... West Mifflin is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ...

Gimbel's Milwaukee

Wisconsin

  • Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • East Towne Mall, Madison (sold to P.A. Bergner's Boston Store 1986, closed 2003, store demolished during mall redevelopment)
    • Hilldale Shopping Center, Madison (opened 1962, converted to Marshall Field's 1986, converted to Macy's 2006)
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Packard Plaza, Cudahy (close 1986, partitioned into several smaller stores)
    • Southridge Mall, Greendale (converted to Marshall Field's 1986, sold to Prange's 1989, Prange's sold to Younkers 1992, closed 2000; divided into Linens 'n Things and Steve & Barry's University Sportswear)
    • Capitol Court, Milwaukee (opened as Schuster's 1956, converted to Target, closed and redeveloped)
    • Grand Avenue, Downtown Milwaukee converted to Marshall Field's 1986, closed 1997; now partitioned into offices, apartments, and a Borders)
    • Mitchell Street, Milwaukee (opened as Schuster's 1914, closed 1984 and subdivided into stores)
    • Northridge Mall, Milwaukee (converted to Marshall Field's 1986, sold to Prange's 1989, Prange's sold to Younkers 1992, closed 2000; mall closed and being redeveloped)
    • Third Street (King Drive), Milwaukee (opened as Schuster's 1884, closed 1967
    • 12th & Vliet, Milwaukee (opened as Schuster's Flagship Store)
    • Southgate Mall, Milwaukee (sold to P.A. Bergner's Boston Store 1986, closed 1993)
    • Mayfair Mall, Wauwatosa (sold to P.A. Bergner's Boston Store 1986, as Marshall Field's already had a store there)
  • Appleton Metropolitan Statistical Area
    • Downtown Appleton, Appleton (opened 1971, converted to Marshall Field's 1986, closed in 1991 with opening of Dayton's Fox River Mall)

Nickname: Mad Town or Mad City Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area    - City 136. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Waukesha is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. ... West Allis is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... Southridge Mall Southridge Mall is a regional shopping mall located in the Milwaukee County suburbs of Greendale and Greenfield, Wisconsin. ... The Historic Trimborn Farm Greendale is a village in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. ... ... Steve & Barrys University Sportswear is a national clothing chain targeted towards the sale of college apparel and lifestyle clothing that operates in the United States. ... Shops of Grand Avenue is an urban shopping mall in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Marshall Fields was an iconic Chicago, Illinois department store that grew to become a major chain before being acquired by Cincinnati-based Federated Department Stores on August 30, 2005. ... H.C. Prange Co. ... Exterior of the Younkers store at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, Iowa Younkers is a department store chain in the Midwestern United States. ... Mayfair Mall is a shopping mall located on [Highway 100] between North and Center Avenues in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. ... Wauwatosa is a city located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. ... DOT sign on WIS 125 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Hearthstone Historic House Museum Looking east at Downtown Appleton Looking east at Downtown Appleton Looking west at Downtown Appleton Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of...

In Popular Culture

In the 2003 Christmas movie, Elf, Buddy the elf works at Gimbel's in New York City. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth. ... A small forest elf (älva) rescuing an egg, from Solägget (1932), by Elsa Beskow An elf is a mythical creature of Germanic mythology/paganism which still survives in northern European folklore. ...


References

  • Harris, Leon. Merchant Princes. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
  • Mahoney, Tom, and Leonard Sloane. The Great Merchants: America's Foremost Retail Institutions and the People Who Made Them Great. New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
  • Ferry, John William. A History of the Department Store. New York: The MacMillian Company, 1960.
  • ^  Clark, Sara. "Gimbel's of Maine Goes Hollywood", Boothbay Register, December 4, 2003.

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