Found on a roll of Kodak Verichrome 620. Presumably from 1939, as one image shows on Gone with the Wind on the movie theater marquee, which came out in 1939. Most of the other images show what seems to be the opening of a large department store called The Famous Dept Store in downtown Los Angeles. This building still stands today, and is being used as mixed-income housing with ground-floor retail space and a basement parking garage.
can i ask HOW walmart (and target i guess?) are at odds with Chicago retail? How does Chicago retail function?