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Holiday shoppers in New York City, 1959.
Back then, retailers threatened those who spent less than $500 on Black Friday with dropping giant spiked balls on their heads.  ”Consider it a variation,” said one storekeeper, “on Damocles’ sword.”
(Archive photo: Frank Hurley / New York Daily News)

inothernews:

Holiday shoppers in New York City, 1959.

Back then, retailers threatened those who spent less than $500 on Black Friday with dropping giant spiked balls on their heads.  ”Consider it a variation,” said one storekeeper, “on Damocles’ sword.”

(Archive photo: Frank Hurley / New York Daily News)

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