In this 1930s photo, General Robert E. Wood, president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Julius Rosenwald, chairman of the board, posing for a photo next to an All State tire, outside of the Sears Distribution Center, in Atlanta. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
In this 1925 photo women crowd the counters of one of the first Sears retail stores in 1925. (AP Photo)
This June 1, 2012, photo shows a view of the Chicago skyline including the Sears Tower from the media helicopter in transit with President Barack Obama in Marine One in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In this July 1, 2009, photo Anna Kane, 5, of Alton, Ill. looks down from “The Ledge,” at the Sears Tower in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
In this Feb. 13, 2012, photo, a worker repairs a sign outside the Sears Grand store in Solon, Ohio. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
In this Nov. 29, 2007, photo a person shops at the Sears store in Berlin, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Sears got its start as a watch seller more than 130 years ago and grew to become one of the world’s largest retailers. But the company has struggled in recent years and on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

In this July 16, 1969, photo people watch the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket launch on multiple TV’s at a Sears department store in White Plains, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
In this March 24, 2005, photo Kenmore refrigerators are wheeled into the existing K-Mart in Nashua, N.H., to become a “Sears Essentials” store. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
This May 3, 1973, photo shows the topping ceremonies taking place atop the Sears Tower to mark the building reaching 1,454 feet in Chicago, from the view of from a helicopter looking northeast. (AP Photo)

Source: The Associated Press