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Montgomery Ward: The Merchant of (East and West) 7th Street

Many of us who grew up in the 1900s—the golden century of consumerism—were raised on brand loyalty just as surely as we were raised on Howdy Doody, AM radio, and My Weekly Reader. For example, in my household our cars … Continue reading

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