The F. W. Woolworth Company was a retail company that was one of the original American five-and-dime stores. The first Woolworth's store was founded in 1878 by Frank Winfield Woolworth. Despite growing to be one of the largest retail chains in the world through most of the 20th century, increased competition led to its decline beginning in the 1980s.
In 1997, F. W. Woolworth Company converted itself into a sporting goods retailer and by 2001, the company focused exclusively on the sporting goods market, changing its name to the present Foot Locker Inc.
Thanks to Wishbook on Flickr for these photos of the F.W. Woolworth store at 2824 Colby, in Everett, Washington - 1939.