Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Marshall Field & Company covered their display windows on Sundays.

Marshall Field & Company's State Street store in 1920s Chicago.


The famous Marshall Field’s clock reads 9:50 am. Marshall Field closed his store on Sundays and would have the display window’s drapes pulled down to discourage window shopping on a Sunday. 

These drapes were also utilized when the display windows were being changed out. When mannequins were used in the window display, Marshall Field did not want naked or partially nude mannequins exposed to the public.

Early on, Marshall Field didn't allow his female sales clerks to wear makeup. I don't know when this policy changed.

Note the 'vault lights' in the sidewalk - learn more.


Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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