In the history of the organized labor movement Samuel Gompers who, in 1881, helped to found the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions which later became the American Federation of Labor, is a seminal figure.
we published a post about the creation of Monopoly and only touched on Elizabeth J. Magie the creator of the game that became Monopoly. Since then I have found a bit more about her and discovered she had quite an interesting life and deserved her own post.
Garfinckel's was a prominent department store chain that catered to elite consumers, including government leaders and their wives, and carved out a high-end retail niche in Washington, DC for 85 years.
An approximate notion of the bulk of the business may be gathered from the statement that Mr. Woolworth imports a larger tonnage of toys and tree ornaments than all other United States buyers put together, or over one half of the product of the world.