This Day in Jewish History 1905: Bloomingdale's Co-founder Goes to Big Wardrobe in the Sky

Scions to a Bavarian family, the Bloomingdales realized the charms of diversification in retailing very early.

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On October 13, 1905, Lyman G. Bloomingdale, co-founder of the vaunted New York retail emporium that bears his name, died at the age of 64.