|Title||Wallin & Nordstrom shoe store interior showing company staff and the length of the showroom, Seattle, ca. 1907 |
|Caption||In 1901, two former Klondike gold miners, Carl Wallin and John Nordstrom pooled their $5000 and opened a shoe store at 318 Pike Street in downtown Seattle. Four years later, the firm moved to 1327 Second Avenue.|
Here, in what may be the second store, the staff gathers in the narrow showroom. John Nordstrom stands to the left, and Carl Wallin to the right.
The firm has had a long history. Wallin sold out to Nordstrom in 1929. The company merged with Best's Apparel department store in 1963, and, after ten years as Nordstrom Best's, became Nordstrom in 1973.
|Notes||Original photo copied by P-I staff photographer.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, STORES, Nordstrom's, anniversary.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 18, 1961.
Caption information source: James Warren, King County and its Queen City, Seattle; John W. Nordstrom, The Immigrant in 1887.
|Subjects||Shoe stores--Washington (State)--Seattle; Nordstrom (Firm)--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sales personnel--Washington (State)--Seattle; Business people--Washington (State)--Seattle; Shoe industry--Washington (State)--Seattle; Merchandise displays--Washington (State)--Seattle; Ladders--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Nordstrom, John W.|
Wallin, Carl F.
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12080.2 |
|Ordering Information||To order a reproduction or to inquire about permissions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 206-324-1126. Please refer to the Image Number and provide a brief description of the photograph. |
|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |