F. & R. Lazarus Company's teen grooming course   Save
Lazarus Family Collection
Description: Photograph of an exercise routine during The F. & R. Lazarus Company's teen grooming course, Columbus, Ohio, ca. 1950-1959. This class for teens and twixt-teens was announced once, on a high school-interest radio program, and sold out from then on until about 1965 by word of mouth. Taught by a former model and fashion coordinator along with assistants, the course ran for six weeks with as many as 6-8 classes per week. Originally it cost $3.50 for the course, which included a hat box. Between 1851 and 1965, the F & R Lazarus Company retail store dominated the trade and physical landscape of Columbus. The company rose from its early years as a men's clothier in a 20 x 40 foot room downtown, to its position by 1965 as a member of the largest department store chain, Federated Department Stores. Lazarus' growth reflects that of the capital city; from small beginnings through a "golden age" of downtown development, and eventually branching out into the surrounding countryside. In 2003, the Lazarus Company was incorporated with Macy's, a member of the Federated Department stores, and is no longer in existence. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02859
Subjects: Department stores--Ohio--Columbus; Teenagers; Lazarus Department Store; Exercise--Pictorial works
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)