Friday, December 25, 2015
Christmas Gifts for the 1915 Holiday Season in Sandusky
By browsing through historical issues of the Sandusky Register, we can determine some of the popular gifts that were advertised to area residents in 1915. Mr. Bamberger carried winter scarves and hats at The Avenue Store on Columbus Avenue.
C.V. Baumgardner advertised pianos, while J.H. carried a wide variety of “talking machines.”
The Manhattan store sold suits, overcoats, and other men’s clothing.
Scheurer’s advertisement pictured toys, so that children could look at the newspaper and select a gift.
The Herb and Myers suggested that local residents purchase the unexpected gift of furniture as a Christmas present.
According to the December 17, 1915 issue of the Sandusky Register, many local stores planned to close by 6:00 p.m. on December 24, to allow the employees time off to spend with their families for the holiday. Several organizations proposed the early store closings, including the Business Girls Association, officers of the Trades and Labor Assembly, and every clergyman in the immediate area.