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    Date: Time Period: 1960 - 2012
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:20528
    Description: From interviewer, Sheila Williams, "Rebecca Rushfield lived in Kew Gardens, Flushing New York for 56 years and she lives with her husband and two sons. Although Kew Gardens is a subdivision of Flushin ... More
    Date: August 1959
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:31297
    Description: Looking southeast along Jamaica Avenue from an elevated position just east of 169th Street, this view shows the nearly-completed new May's department store in Jamaica. The Fulton drugstore on the corn ... More
    Date: March 1958
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:31071
    Description: The Gertz department stores' 47th anniversary sale is advertised on the side of this antique car, from which two unidentified people wave to the camera.
    Date: March 1958
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:30446
    Description: A group of unidentified men and women pose with an antique automobile to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Gertz department store.
    Date: 1957
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:31315
    Description: This drawing, by an unknown artist, illustrates a May's department store.
    Date: 1957
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:31028
    Description: A crowd of shoppers fill the Gertz department store in the Mid-Island Shopping Plaza in Hicksville.
    Date: March 1955
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:30404
    Description: This architectural drawing by an unknown artist shows a view of the Gertz department store at the proposed Mid-Island Shopping Plaza in Hicksville. The store was built, and the shopping center still e ... More
    Date: ca. 1953
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:16897
    Description: A drawing by an unknown artist of a proposed expansion of the Mays department store on Fulton Street in Brooklyn.
    Authors: Unknown
    Date: September, 1953
    Type: Photograph
    Identifier: aql:27702
    Description: The Thrifty Scots, holding up a sign advertizing Gertz Department Store, for Flushing Day.
    Date: Time Period: 1940 - 2011
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:18754
    Description: Nancy was born in Manhattan to Puerto Rican parents, who were factory workers. Nancy worked at Saks Fifth Avenue in the shoe department; she talks about the celebrities and their personal shoppers who ... More
    Date: September 16, 1962
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:30443
    Description: A model in a Dutch costume looks at a display in the "Around the World Festival," held in the special events center at Gertz department store.
    Date: August 15, 1957
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:30444
    Description: The members of the Gertz-Jamaica College Board assisted Gertz shoppers in choosing back-to-school clothing. In this group portrait are seen (left to right): Judy Falk, Virginia Galvin, Joan Cowley, Le ... More
    Date: February 13, 1964
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:22686
    Description: This photograph of an architect's model of the Macy's department store planned for Elmhurst shows the curving ramps leading to a rooftop parking lot. Completed in 1965, the building was designed by th ... More
    Date: January 12, 1973
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:22375
    Description: Shoppers stroll the sidewalk in front of Gertz department store in Flushing.
    Date: January 12, 1973
    Type: black and white print; digital image
    Identifier: aql:22756
    Description: A view of Macy's department store in Elmhurst, with Queens Boulevard in the foreground. The building is presently known as the Queens Place Mall.