hand-lettered logos : department stores of the past

Christian Annyas compiled a bunch of these hand-lettered department store logos. It's such an interesting and beautiful mix. And also quite a way to look back at businesses of the past and the nature of the department store -- so many of these stores either went out of business in the 80s or were bought up by Macy's in the early 2000s.

(*via annyas.com)