"There is something more powerful than each of us, a combination of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction..." - Andrew Ryan
Major's Notions, Sundries and Novelties was a store operated by the Columbian Flag Company in Columbia, located on 762 Ingersoll Lane. The store sold Leonie Brothers brand fireworks, fake gold busts, novelty over-sized Lincoln head masks, large marionette puppets, and various other oddities. This store is only seen in the BioShock Infinite E3 2011 Gameplay Trailer and is not present in-game.
BioShock Infinite E3 2011 Gameplay TrailerEdit
Major's Notions, Sundries and Novelties was closed at some point due to the turmoil in Columbia, and it has since been used as a refuge for someone down on their luck, as can be seen from the mattress and the bottles on the floor beside the sales counter.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The overall design of the store was later used for the gift shop at Battleship Bay, in addition to the Toy Soldiers shop in Soldier's Field.
- The Songbird searching the area and Elizabeth's plea scenes appear in the finished game upon exiting the Grand Central Depot in Emporia.
- Most assets and models seen in Major's Notions shop can be found throughout the game in the final version of BioShock Infinite.
- Judging by the various pieces of Lincoln memorabilia in the store, the demo suggests that Lincoln was viewed as a hero of Columbia in this version of the game, rather than as the "apostate" Comstock portrays him in the finished game.