Shorpy Saturday – Order Online: 1941

By Jeffrey Buck

Ordering “online” was a little different back then but in a sense it hasn’t changed.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Order Online: 1941“:


July 1941. “Operator taking telephone orders at the Crowley-Milner department store, Detroit.” Continuing this series by Arthur Siegel.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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2 Responses to Shorpy Saturday – Order Online: 1941

  1. Marilyn Swafford says:

    What does Shorpy mean?

  2. Shorpy is the name of a young Alabama coal miner, Shorpy Higginbotham. Find out more by visiting:

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