From the Archives: Last-minute gift shopping, 1912-style

Christmas is coming up fast. Take a look at the bargains last-minute shoppers found in their Dec. 22, 1912, World-Herald! There were no circulars, so I am starting out with a full page, then showing ads I found randomly throughout the paper.

Don’t you wish we could shop at these prices?

Happy Holidays to you!

Jolene McHugh

About Jolene McHugh

I was a graphic artist prior to coming to the Omaha World-Herald in 2007, and now I’m a photo imaging specialist, which means I prepare photos to print properly in the newspaper. I also have the incredibly fun task of restoring old photographs from our massive library. My favorite part of my job is getting lost in the history and stories behind the photographs. Many of the archive photos have little or no information attached, so I need to properly date and identify the people and places in them. Researching the stories is a bit like being on a historical scavenger hunt. The largest challenge I face is restoring photos we run in our books. Our newest book, “At War, At Home: The Cold War” is filled with hundreds of old photographs, and most of them small and in poor condition. I live in Omaha with my husband, one of my daughters and three very furry Maine Coon cats.
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