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Abraham & Straus


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Abraham & Straus Department Store paper model

Accession: 1996-205

Abraham & Straus was a Brooklyn, New York based department store chain. It started in 1865 as Wechsler & Abraham, founded by Abraham Abraham (1843-1911) and Joseph Wechsler (1837-1896) in downtown Brooklyn. In 1893, the Straus family, part owners of R.H. Macy and Company, bought out Wechsler, and the name changed to Abraham & Straus. This collection is a paper fold-out model of the Abraham & Straus Department Store in Brooklyn, New York.

Dates: circa 1894