|Title||French gown shop at Frederick & Nelson store, Seattle, n.d. |
|Photographer||McBride Studio |
|Caption||The first Frederick & Nelson retail store opened in 1889, right after Seattle's great fire. By 1916, the company was doing so well that it built a large new store at Fifth Avenue and Pike Street, which many people thought was too far out of town. Frederick & Nelson was one of Seattle's landmark companies for over a century. It closed in the 1990s. |
|Notes||Born in 1863, Ella McBride began working in the photography field in 1909 when she managed the Edward Curtis Studio. She opened her own studio in 1917 with Wayne Albee. Albee moved to San Diego in 1925, and McBride continued to operate a studio in various Seattle locations. In 1932 she partnered with Richard Anderson; they continued to work together until she retired in 1954 due to her failing eyesight. She died in 1965 at the age of 102.|
Handwritten on verso: Frederick & Nelson French gown shop. McBride Studio, 220 Douglas Bldg, Seattle, Wash.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Dresses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Furniture--Washington (State)--Seattle; Department stores--Washington (State)--Seattle; Frederick & Nelson |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1993.43.9 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Frederick & Nelson Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original print as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |