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Old Dec 25, 2014, 5:16 AM   #1
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Since forever a large department store has decorated its large storefront windows with these mechanical scenes of Christmastime activities. It wasnt Christmas without a visit to see them.
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Old Dec 27, 2014, 3:24 PM   #2
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Bynx,
I recall these types of scenes in the windows of stores in my youth. Very nostalgic.
Your photos are beautifully done.
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Would that store by any chance be Macy's? They are famous for creating some fancy window displays.

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Macy's is New York City Cal. I live in Toronto, Canada. It was Eatons since early 1900s. But now its Hudsons Bay Company Queen street store. There are 5 windows in total. If you are interested I can post the other 2.
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Wonderful display for young and old alike.
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Macy's is New York City Cal. I live in Toronto, Canada. It was Eatons since early 1900s. But now its Hudsons Bay Company Queen street store. There are 5 windows in total. If you are interested I can post the other 2.
I am familiar with Eatons. I have been in their store in Victoria, B.C. We added to our Royal Albert china in that store. If my memory serves, I think Eatons was an anchor store for a very nice mall in downtown Victoria. The last time we were there, I think the name of both the mall and Eatons had changed.

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The two big stores in Canada were Eatons and Simpsons. Simpsons joined with Sears and catalogued their goods under Simpsons Sears Catalogues. All gone now. The offspring of Timothy Eaton the founder just wasted away the family fortune and never tried to keep up with the times. Hudsons Bay is all that is left now and that will be gone soon. In place....Walmart and Target.
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