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Krauss 1903 was the first year of the store's operation. Krauss 1903 Front-page ad in The Daily Picayune for Krauss Department Store, May 15, 1903. The store opened to the public in April of 1903. So, at this point, Krauss was about a month old. The ad features a "Special Sale of House Furnishings," mostly linens and other bedding accessories. The Krauss Brothers had been in the dry goods business for years, prior to opening their store. Their network of wholesale connections along the east coast was extensive. Throughout the store's history, the company acquired lots of merchandise for quick...
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