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Chicago: The Great Central Market, 1921

Chicago: The Great Central Market, 1921
By the early twentieth century, Marshall Field & Co. was a thriving enterprise, accumulating about $25 million in yearly retail sales and nearly $50 million wholesale. During the 1920s, the company extended its foreign operations, continuing an international expansion that had been initiated by Marshall Field in the 1860s. Through promotional literature, Field & Co. highlighted its international network of buyers, branch offices, and manufacturing facilities.