A Ben Franklin variety store in Middlebury, Vermont. This chain, which encompassed two thousand five hundred stores at its peak, is the only mercantile remotely resembling a 5 & 10 that is still in business today.
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The Wal-Mart (Walton's) Mother Store, in Bentonville, Arkansas.
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The Duckwall's chain originated with a store called The Racket, in Abilene, Kansas.
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A mid-20th century Duckwall's trademark.
A latter-day Duckwall's store, in Brush, Colorado. The variety store end of the Duckwall-ALCO corporation folded in January 2011.
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The ALCO Stores trademark, circa-2000.
An ALCO store in Vermillion, Ohio, which is in the midst of a going out of business sale. The final operational ALCO stores were shuttered in March 2015.
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A collection of Sprouse-Reitz print ad logos, spanning from 1949 to 1989.
Lastly, we see a Laguna, California Sprouse-Reitz store, as it appeared in 1939. This 5 & dime chain was in business between 1909 and 1994.
Photo the Laguna Historical Society