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How Times (Pocket) Change: When a Dime Store Could Be a Work of Art (Deco)

His was a fortune built on change: nickels, dimes, and quarters. Samuel Henry Kress was born in Pennsylvania in 1863. In 1887 Kress, then twenty-four, opened a stationery and notions store in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. In 1896 Kress opened a “5 … Continue reading

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