Sepia Saturday

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This week’s Sepia Saturday is an open theme. It’ll force me to post some Mr Selfridge photos I haven’t had time to upload. These are from Selfridge Archives and WTTW’s Ask Jeffrey segment on Harry Selfridge.

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Harry Selfridge (r) with daughter Rosalie

Rosalie and Violette Selfridge

Rosalie and Violette Selfridge

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Marshall Fields where he innovated shopping

Marshall Fields where he innovated shopping

Older Harry on top of his store

Older Harry on top of his store

Oxford St. Selfridges in 1909

Oxford St. Selfridges in 1909

15 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. Your entry encouraged me to seek out Harry Selfridge’s background and it was quite a story, made into a TV series. Unfortunately, like some self-made millionaires, he had ‘airs’ about himself and what he was entitled to, and could, do.

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  2. Who is the female with Harry in the first photo? She looks like/reminds me of an actress. It’s an interesting view from the roof. Having just come from Boobook’s post where the comments were discussing safety rules, that comes to mind when I look at the roof photo. It looks like a precarious place to be!

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    • I just added a caption. It’s his daughter Rosalie. Seems the archives don’t have photos of Harry with his lady “friends.”

      I just saw Harold Lloyd’s film “Safety Last” not too long ago. That seems to sum up the era’s attitude.

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  3. very interesting to read about and put a face to the man behind the Selfridge store name.

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  4. Love the ‘photo op’ on the roof! This is a great show and a great store (not that I’ve ever shopped there, but I did wander through once.)

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