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Sew and Save

Sew and Save

One of my great uncle's F.W. Woolworth displays from the 1930's, probably in Findlay Ohio. He and my great aunt would work into the night building these displays and then take pictures of the final product. This one shows the benefits of sewing it yourself. He even covered the pole in aluminum foil. View full size.

[This appears to be 1952, the year National Sew and Save Week was held Feb. 23 to March 1; that's also consistent with the early-50s fashion styles in the illustrations. -tterrace]

Lendzion's of Hamtramck

Thanks to tterrace for the correction on the date. If this was the 50's, then it was the Lendzion's 5 and 10 store that he managed in Hamtramck Michigan. (Detroit).

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