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"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings." - Lao Tzu #quote

JUNE 21, 1879: Frank Woolworth opened his first successful Woolworth's 5 and 10 Cent Store in Lancaster, PA. His first store, in Utica, NY, sold 5-cent items only and closed after 2 months. image: F. W. Woolworth - North Queen Street, Lancaster - the firm's first successful store

A store is born - Woolworth's 21 June 1879

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1st Christmas Tree in the White House 1896

The History of Christmas at the White House 1850-1901

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§§§ : first electric christmas tree 1882

1895 . The first electrically lighted Christmas tree was displayed in the White House by First Lady Frances Cleveland. This event was instrumental in bringing the wonder of electric Christmas tree lighting to the general public's awareness.

The History of Christmas at the White House 1850-1901

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Cooldige's First National Christmas Tree... Happy Holidays from LaFerney Commercial Roofing

Happy Holidays from LaFerney Commercial Roofing

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First National Christmas Tree. President Coolidge illuminating the community Christmas tree, which has been erected on the Monument Grounds, south of the White House. (History By Zim)

1934 - Mickey Mouse’s First appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, NYC

1895 . The first electrically lighted Christmas tree was displayed in the White House by First Lady Frances Cleveland. This event was instrumental in bringing the wonder of electric Christmas tree lighting to the general public's awareness. The tree was set up in the family room and library (today the Yellow Oval Room), and decorated with gold angels with spreading wings, gold and silver sleds, tops of every description, and lots of tinsel. Under the tree was a miniature White House and a dol...

The History of Christmas at the White House 1850-1901

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1931. Workmen begin a tradition. The first Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Reaches for the sky: Rockefeller Center

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The very FIRST official National Christmas Tree! In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge began the tradition of lighting the tree in a formal ceremony. The Capitol Christmas Tree, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, is part of a larger outdoor exhibit that features miniature train sets and dozens of smaller trees decorated with ornaments representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Polish immigrant at Ellis Island, 1907.

Emigrant, boarding ship

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Empire State Building Under Construction, 1930

Historical Times : Photo

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First Wal-Mart ad

copyranter: The first ever ad for the first ever Wal-Mart.

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Construction of George Washington’s face at Mount Rushmore. South Dakota - 1932.

Charles D’Emery’s 1938 photo shows the forming of Lincoln’s face at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore.

National Geographic Greatest Photographs Of The American West

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Zeppelin near the Empire State Building under construction

"Lady Liberty" in Paris (before being shipped to U.S.A.)

Woolworth Building under construction in New York 1913

Nov. 12, 1957. "Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, East 89th Street & Fifth Avenue, New York. Under construction II. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect." Large-format acetate negative by Samuel H. Gottscho.

Guggenheim Going Up: 1957

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Golden Gate Bridge opening day on May 27th 1937

Building the Big Apple: Historic images show construction of New York's most famous skyscrapers

Old photo of the main street of Gatlinburg

The Empire State Building in 1941, a bit lonely at that time...

Andreas Feininger, empire state building, 1941

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Dakota Apartments, c1895: Stunning residential building on Central Park West, famous residents including John Lennon who was shot in front of the building. The "Imagine"/Strawberry Fields shrine is just inside the park.