Old Black Friday images show fights, camping, long lines, fights
Just a few years ago, the words “Black Friday” would conjure images of frenzied shoppers packed into stores like sardines and hunting for the best bargains. But the traditional kickoff to holiday shopping season now looks starkly different.
Black Friday, which falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, has been known as the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season since the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, according to BlackFriday.com. In 2022, the unofficial U.S. holiday falls on Nov. 25.
Consumers’ increasing preference for online shipping, amplified in 2020 at the onset of COVID-19, has made waking