I remember these stools! Most kitchens had one. That's where you sat when talking on the kitchen phone attached to wall. it was used as make shift highchair (just tie apron around baby & chair) or booster seat. if using as step stool, better not stand on seat w/your shoes on!
The jam packed crowd at a Woolworth’s location in 1955. I always love vintage department store and supermarket images like this - I can't help but daydream wistfully about the days when (more) people still dressed elegantly while doing daily errands like grocery shopping.