Howard Street shoppers
Howard and Lexington Street, Baltimore, Maryland
November 25-26, 1966
Weyman D. Swagger
Subject Vertical File (Baltimore Streets-Howard St.)
Maryland Historical Society
Noticed this great photograph of a crowd and Read’s Drugstore. The clipping on the back indicates this was probably shot for an article on what is now known as Black Friday, a term developed around 1966 (in Philadelphia?) but spread around 1975.
Clipping on back: Shopper Jam—As usual, the day following Thanksgiving, with its lure of sales and getting a head start on Christmas gift buying, brought thousands of shoppers, like these crossing at Howard and Lexington streets, to downtown shops and department stores.