115 Vintage Photos of Shopping in Cleveland -- Including May Company, Halle's and Higbee's

Higbee's. May Company. Halle's. Those were the department stores that ruled the city of Cleveland in the heyday of shopping, hen going to the store was an event that you got dressed up for in your best outfit. These 115 photographs, from the Cleveland Memory Project, show those department stores and other forgotten shops from the golden age of the department store and the unique events and displays they had like backgammon tournaments, caged eagles and celebrity visitors.

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 William Taylor Department Store, Cleveland

William Taylor Department Store, Cleveland

 William Taylor Department Store Shopping, Cleveland

William Taylor Department Store Shopping, Cleveland

 William Taylor Department Store Dining Room, Cleveland

William Taylor Department Store Dining Room, Cleveland

 Shoe Salon, Parmatown Shopping Center

Shoe Salon, Parmatown Shopping Center

 Miss 3 to 11 Shop, Parmatown Shopping Center

Miss 3 to 11 Shop, Parmatown Shopping Center

 Miles Department Store, Parmatown Shopping Center

Miles Department Store, Parmatown Shopping Center

 May Company, University Heights

May Company, University Heights

 May Company, Cleveland

May Company, Cleveland

 May Company, Cleveland

May Company, Cleveland

 Halle Brothers Co. Japanese Tea Room, Cleveland

Halle Brothers Co. Japanese Tea Room, Cleveland