|Title||Wallin & Nordstrom shoe store with Carl Wallin and John Nordstrom outside front entrance, Seattle, ca. 1901 |
|Caption||John Nordstrom and Carl Wallin met in the Yukon, during the Klondike Gold Rush. In 1901, Wallin, a shoemaker, offered Nordstrom a partnership in his business. They opened their first store at 318 Pike Street in downtown Seattle.|
Here, Carl Wallin (left) and John Nordstrom (right) stand in front of their first store.
The firm has had a long history. Wallin left the firm in 1929. Nordstrom's bought the Best's Apparel department store in 1963, and after 10 years as Nordstrom Best's, the company took the name 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 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; Storefronts--Washington (State)--Seattle; Show windows--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||1986.5.12080.1 |
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|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. |