Monday, July 6, 2009

Window Shopping

F.W. Woolworth Company, 5 and 10 cent store, Washington D.C., circa 1921 - The window display features Whistle Orange Soda considered the "Food Drink" at the time.

The Sport Mart at 1303 F Street NW, Washington D.C., circa 1921 - The window display features bicycles, racer sleds, rifles, hand guns and much more... like the awesome Lionel Electric Toy Trains, I WANT !!! (see the close-up of the store window below).

The Sport Mart at 1303 F Street NW, Washington D.C., circa 1921 window details. That's right Mon & Dad, "Get The Boy Something He Wants".

The H.I Scharr Electric Company, Washington D.C., circa 1921 - Obviously it's Christmas time. Only $7.50 for a train set? What are we waiting for, BUY! BUY! BUY!

The Dulin and Martin Refrigerator Company, 1215 F Street N.W., Washington D.C., circa 1923 - Featuring Vollrath All Enameled Percolators, Refrigerator Dishes, Vollrath Ware and Baby Baths.

LINK: Photos from the National Photo Company Collection at the Library of Congress.


Dave said...

Those are insanely great photos, Richard! It's amazing how much detail is there - the photo format must've been huge. The "Sport Mart" scene is the stuff dreams are made of, and The Woolworth window is incredible too. There's also a Liggett (Rexall) drug store peeking out of the second photo - very cool! The only thing was, not many people had $7.50 to throw around in 1921!

Major Pepperidge said...

These are awesome, love that Whistle Soda display at Woolworth's. And yes, just look at all that stuff in Sport Mart. Can that possibly be the same Sport Mart that is now a huge chain of stores?

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Dave: You can get some pretty good size pics from the Library of Congress.

Major: I tried to see if there was any connection to Sportsmart. But to no avail.

I want everything in all the windows. I would be semi-rich. LOL

Keith said...

These are awesome photos. I always love window shopping. It's neat to see all these vintage store windows. It's fascinating to see what sort of products they were promoting.

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