Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Past - Marshall Fields in Chicago

In an earlier time (lots of these images are before my time), families took a visit downtown to Marshall Field's to look at the windows and other decorations and have breakfast with Santa (and possibly buy some Frango mints, once a distinct Chicago product, as gifts).

Unfortunately, Frango mints are no longer made locally and Marshall Fields is now Macy's, just another big department store. But the memories (and footage) still remains.


Laney4 said...

I'd never heard of Marshall Field Company until recent blogs, but it was an interesting video to watch.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Yes, I suppose most places have their favorite local places to shop (their institutions). I accept that it's gone, so I'm not one of those people expecting things to change, but I still miss it.