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R.H. Macy in R.H. Macy: Merchant Prince

R.H. Macy: Merchant Prince

2000 NR

R.H. Macy was born into a seafaring family on Nantucket Island, Mass., but turned his back on sailing and pursued a career in retail business. After some unsuccessful attempts, Macy transformed the world of shopping with a New York bazaar that became the model for the modern department store. Via rare photographs and expert commentary, learn the story of this retail pioneer and the empire that has grown up around his name.