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A Look Back: Holiday shopping over the years

Roberta the Robot demonstrates an electric carving knife to Christmas shoppers in the Macy's department store basement in New York, Nov. 17, 1966. Woman at right watches with critical eyes but the two little girls appear to be in a state of wonderment. Roberta's actions are controlled by an operator at the other end of the "apron string" seen on the floor at the lower left. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Nov 23 2012 06:58AM
Updated Feb 17, 2014 04:43PM

The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. Today’s installment shows people doing their holiday shopping. The range from the 1940s up until now.

Every gallery of the series is available at

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