Elevator 'girls' at Marshall Fields department store, Chicago, Illinois, 1947 ... yes, once upon a time there were actually people who ran elevators in just about every building. When they realized we were all smart enough to push the buttons ourselves ..... boom! Jobs lost! :-) See, it's not all about government. Sometimes jobs just disappear for logical cost-cutting reasons.
The jam packed crowd at a Woolworth’s location in 1955. I always love vintage department store and supermarket images like this - I can't help but daydream wistfully about the days when (more) people still dressed elegantly while doing daily errands like grocery shopping. #supermarket #grocery #store #crowd #vintage #homemaker #housewife #shopping #food