Bedell’s at 460-462 Fulton St. in Downtown Brooklyn advertised a “great coat sale!” in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 13, 1916. The coats almost look as if they’d be in style these days. The new spring suits were offered in “fascinating” colors such as beige, fog gray, royal blue and citron.
Another ad on the same page urged the reader to build up his system and enable it to “throw off poisons” by drinking Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey.
A news item printed on the page proves that the modus operandi of some pickpockets has not changed since 1916 and victims are still “falling” for it. A Brooklynite, while in Baltimore on a trip, was robbed on a street car. As he walked up the aisle of the car he was tripped and fell. After he took his seat he realized his wallet was no longer in his possession and the man who tripped him had made a quick exit.