Boston's First Department Store

TUE, NOV 10, 2015 (41:08)

Author Anthony Mitchell Sammarco’s upcoming book covers Jordan Marsh, the store that transformed the city by bringing “department shopping” to downtown Boston. Located in a 5-story building on Washington Street, now recognized as Macys, Jordan Marsh offered its customers a vast selection of luxury goods for over 100 years - including furs, furniture, toys and carpets - along with easy credit, art exhibits, musical performance and the adage that “the customer is always right.” Don’t miss this special opportunity to see memorabilia from Sammarco’s extensive archive documenting the colorful history of “the greatest department store in the world.”

+ BIO: Anthony M. Sammarco

Anthony M. Sammarco is a noted historian and author of more than forty books on the history of Boston and surrounding cities and towns. Sammarco teaches history at the Urban College of Boston.

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