Antique Bloomingdale’s ads (1886, 1887 & 1889)


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Bloomingdale’s originally opened in 1861 when the Bloomingdale brothers began by selling hoop-skirts on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Then in 1872, the two opened their first store at 938 Third Avenue in New York City, and moved in 1886 to their location on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. Here are some ads from New York papers in the early days!

Bloomingdale’s ad from 1886

From The Sun — May 2, 1886

Bloomingdale’s ads from 1887

From The Sun — October 30, 1887

Bloomingdale Bros at 3rd Avenue at 59th & 60th Streets having a Whitsuntide Sale. (From The Sun — May 27, 1887)

Bloomingdale’s ad from 1889

Grand Spring Opening, offering trimmed millinery, ladies’ costumes, new spring silks, furniture, straw goods and more. (From The Evening World — March 25, 1889)


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