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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Wanamaker

1923

 

—John Massey Rhind —

 
John Wanamaker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. John Wanamaker Marker
Inscription.
A pioneer in modern marketing and advertising, John Wanamaker (1838-1922) founded the nearby emporium that bore his name for more than a century. At Wanamaker’s, one of the earliest department stores in the nation, he created and popularized the money-back guarantee, a fixed-price system, and other consumer benefits that became industry standards. He was also a philanthropist who contributed to many civic causes.

After his death, schoolchildren donated $50,000 in pennies to a Memorial Committee to help finance this statue by Scottish-born John Massey Rhind, one of the era’s foremost sculptors of public monuments.

 
Location. 39° 57.158′ N, 75° 9.764′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Market Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Fire Department Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother’s Day (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within
"John Wanamaker" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
2. "John Wanamaker"
shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of many located on or about Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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