These Vintage Photos Remember San Antonio's Own Joske's 

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Remember Joske's? Of course you do. Take a trip down memory lane and check out these photos that will definitely put you in your feels over the long gone, but never forgotten department store.

Photos courtesy of UTSA Libraries Special Collections – Digital Collections
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The building remains a landmarks – even if just for locals – given its history.
Ladies could get pampered at the beauty salon found inside the store.
Because it was the '60s, there was even a special section just for fancy furs.
The budget dresses section was likely a hot spot for ladies trying to save a few bucks.
In case you forgot, Joske's even had its own dining room, named the Camellia Room.
You sure as hell can't get service like that anymore.
If you were born and raised in SA during this era, you probably spent a lot of time begging for a toy here.
Little girls could find all the latest fashions here.
Academy who? Joske's had its own sporting goods department.
Juniors' clothes sure have changed quite a bit.
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Because this is Texas, the store even had a full-on Western clothing department.
Does anyone still have their furniture pieces from Joske's?
The Las Palmas location was much smaller, but still had a lot to offer.
The iconic downtown store welcomed generations of shoppers before it shut down.
And who can forget about Joske's Fantasyland?
Joske's did not play around with its seasonal decorations.
Children and adults alike were wowed by the seasonal display.
Young boys could score cool clothes here.
Due to the department store surrounding St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the site was nicknamed St. Joske's.
So much tableware, so little time.
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Ladies' undergarments were on full display back in the day.
In addition to the landmark downtown location, the store also had an outpost at North Star Mall.
Moms likely spent lots of hours here shopping for their little ones in the children's department.
While most of the store was brightly-lit, the men's department was much more muted.
The children's department even had its own section for little accessories.
Ladies of the era could spend time in the "French Room" seen here.
You can spot the portrait studio in the background.
This is what "gadgets" in the home furnishings section looked like in 1957.
Little girls became little princesses thanks to the fashions from Joske's.
A crew hoisted this airplane up through a window, as it was part of a promotional season around Christmas.
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The store even had its own style show. Here's a Highlands High School student modeling the fashions.
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The building remains a landmarks – even if just for locals – given its history.

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