A friendly guide to Philadelphia and the Wanamaker store,

This book begins with a discussion of Philadelphia's historical significance, noting that certain kinds of institutions originated in the city and exploring the ways in which its topography and architecture reflect the Quaker temperament. It offers an outline of Philadelphia's culture, industry, commerce, and physical environment, including its educational centers, museums, parks, clubs, businesses, and hotels. The second half of the guide recounts the origins and development of the Wanamaker Store, a leader among the nation's department stores in the 1920s.

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