Monday, May 29, 2017

The Great War: May 28, 1917

We think of special sales happening in connection with national holidays, particularly national holidays meant to be sober and respectful days of remembrance, as a fairly new thing, but this advertisement for a local department store, which appeared in the Hudson Evening Register on May 28, two days before Memorial Day in 1917, provides evidence that the practice has a longer history than might be expected.


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