"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 prior to entering the Arcade 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.