It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, 2012 – Part 2

Macy's on State Christmas Decorations

The Herald Angels’ trumpets are once again lining State Street as Marshall Field’s traditional Christmas decorations are put up for the holiday season.  Of course, now they are badged with “Macy’s,” but in the photo you can still see the historic Marshall Field and Company sign on the Randolph Street corner of the building.

For a quick trip back in time, rent/Netflix the movie Christmas Vacation.  This is the store where Chevy Chase flirts with the shopgirl.  There’s a few great shots of State Street and Michigan Avenue in the 80’s, and a few quickies inside the old Marshall Field’s.

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