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Abercrombie and Fitch Closing #249507

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1977
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(Studio) Report on end of era in NYC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on going-out-of-business sale at Abercrombie and Fitch. Historic background of store described; name is compared to linkage of Barnum and Bailey and Gilbert and Sullivan. Customers incld. Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Charles Lindbergh, President Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy and Ernest Hemingway. Reasons for store's closing noted; was founded in 1892 by David Abercrombie and later Ezra Fitch bought in. Clerk Ed Welch's 40 years at store noted. (Photos shown.)
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Cronkite, Walter;
Osgood, Charles

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