Hess's Department Store, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
  • Hess's Department Store, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
  • Hess's Department Store, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Hess's Department Store, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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by Frank A. Whelan, Kurt D. Zwikl
     
 


Hess's Department Store was a unique department store that with a combination of style and showmanship became a shopping legend for almost 100 years. Hess's was founded in 1897 in Allentown by brothers Max and Charles Hess. From its start as a dry goods store, it became the downtown heart of Pennsylvania's third-largest city for much of the 20th century. Its… See more details below

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Hess's Department Store was a unique department store that with a combination of style and showmanship became a shopping legend for almost 100 years. Hess's was founded in 1897 in Allentown by brothers Max and Charles Hess. From its start as a dry goods store, it became the downtown heart of Pennsylvania's third-largest city for much of the 20th century. Its reputation was further enhanced by Max Hess's son, a showman for merchandising. Through a series of photographs, many from private collections and seldom seen, Hess's Department Store brings the glory days of Hess's to life again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738562759
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
710,195
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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