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12-November-2001
SERIES:   D36322- 1
DATE:   11-09-1948
DESCRIPTION:   In 1948 the Peoples department store chain had an empire of twelve stores. For two days, starting on November 12, 1948, Mildred Davis became president of the Peoples Empire during the semi-annual Women's Day. On these two days, women took over all executive positions. Mrs. Davis, who worked as the company's switchboard operator, was elected by her co-workers to be president and general manager. William P. Fitpold, the real president and general manager, shows plans and duties to Mrs. Davis. (TNT, 11/11/1948, p.2)
IMAGETYPE:   Black & White
ADDRESS:   1101 Pacific Ave.
SUBJECTS:   Peoples (Tacoma); Department stores--Tacoma--1940-1950; Davis, Mildred; Fitpold, William P.; Events--Tacoma--1940-1950; Business people--Tacoma--1940-1950;
COLLECTION:   Richards Studio Collection
PRINTTYPE:   Fiber base-Glossy
PRINTFORMAT:   8x10"
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