Category Archives: Shop Windows

Shop Windows – Eaton’s 1924

Ladie’s swimwear, Eaton’s Toronto, 1924. Timothy Eaton, the founder of the Eaton’s department store, was a strict Methodist. In keeping with his beliefs, the store’s show windows had curtains that were drawn every Sunday until the 1950’s to avoid tempting … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – Schiaparelli, Place Vendome, Paris, May 9, 1960

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Shop Windows – Mr. John 1950

When I saw the image of the woman with the wicker bag admiring a hat in the window of Mr. John’s on 57th street in New York in 1950 I thought the hat must have been the attraction. However, another … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – Children’s Clothes, Eaton’s Toronto, 1958

This image was dated c. 1960 by the Toronto archives, which looked a bit off to me – the fashions seemed a bit ‘old fashioned’ for 1960. You may notice the sign on the left hand side of the window … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – 1916-18 Eaton’s Toronto

This was identified by the Toronto Archives as dating from 1918, but the clothes look 1916 to me. I think maybe the image had been dated and the archivist read the 6 as an 8 – there is just too … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – 1907 Toronto Eaton’s Department Store

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Shop Windows – Eaton’s Toronto – 1908

Suits and hats for fall, 1908:

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Fashion Hall of Obscurity – E.J. Korvette

Years ago I found a collection of shop window images from various New York department stores of the 1960s and 1970s, including several from the store E.J. Korvette – a discount department store founded in 1948 by Eugene Ferkauf. The … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – 1954 subway fashions

In May 1954 Toronto became the first Canadian city to have a subway. To advertise the grand opening, Simpson’s department store did a series of windows showing what the well dressed rider would be wearing in the subway.

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Who wears short shorts – in 1937?

I would love to know the back story on this photo! It was taken in front of the Simpsons department store in Toronto in 1937. I am assuming the two women in the short shorts are chorus girls on a … Continue reading

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