Dime Stores/Woolworth's - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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Dime Stores/Woolworth's

Dime Stores, or five-and-dimes, maintained a central place in American life from before 1900 until after World War II. Woolworth's was the original and dominant dime-store chain. In the first half of the twentieth century, the main street of virtually every town and city in the United States featured a Woolworth's; it was the first place many people went to look for basic merchandise of all sorts. Woolworth's offered its customers a wide assortment of very affordable household items and the working class appreciated finding basic things at basic prices. The dime store's lunch counter was a common meeting place, its toys made it a favorite destination of children, and its endless locations meant it served as the neighborhood store for many. Although part of Woolworth's appeal was in its ubiquitous...

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