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Department Collection

Background imageDepartment Collection: Selfridges Toy Department

Selfridges Toy Department. Child in bed with her dolls. Date: circa 1912

Background imageDepartment Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster, WW1

British Military Recruitment Poster, WW1
Recruitment poster, It is Far Better to Face the Bullets than to be Killed at Home by a Bomb, Join the Army at once & help to stop an air raid, 1915 (c)

Background imageDepartment Collection: Operating a Vertical Projector

Operating a Vertical Projector
The Head of the offset-deep process Department at the Lund Humphries Printing works, operating a vertical projector. Photograph by Heinz Zinram Date: late 1950s

Background imageDepartment Collection: To The Rescue

To The Rescue
A Fireman climbs a ladder to gain access to a building seeimgly totally ungulfed by flame. He has an axe attached to his belt and wears a shiny gold helmet. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDepartment Collection: Surface Plate being developed

Surface Plate being developed
A surface plate being developed in the Replika Department of the Lund Humphries Printing Works. Photograph by Heinz Zinram Date: late 1950s

Background imageDepartment Collection: Furniture advertisement for Gamages, Holborn, London

Furniture advertisement for Gamages, Holborn, London
Furniture advertisement for Gamages department store in Holborn, London, showing a three-piece bedroom suite in walnut, an oak wardrobe and a kitchen cabinet, with cash and monthly instalment prices

Background imageDepartment Collection: Ballroom dancing couple, Harrods Tea Dance, London

Ballroom dancing couple, Harrods Tea Dance, London
Ballroom dancing couple performing at a tea dance in Harrods department store, London. October 2005

Background imageDepartment Collection: The Selfridge family at Highcliffe Castle, 1921

The Selfridge family at Highcliffe Castle, 1921. From left to right: Gordon Selfridge Junior, Isadora Duncan, Vicomte de Sibour (sitting)

Background imageDepartment Collection: The imposing entrance to Highcliffe Castle, Gordon Selfridge

The imposing entrance to Highcliffe Castle, Gordon Selfridges country estate in Hampshire, 1921. In the distance Selfridge is seen talking to Isadora Duncan, the famous dancer

Background imageDepartment Collection: Selfridges Roof Terrace

Selfridges Roof Terrace
A gardener mowing the lawn on Selfridges (department store) roof terrace, London. Date: early 1930s

Background imageDepartment Collection: Golf at Selfridge s

Golf at Selfridge s
Two women and a man playing golf on the roof terrace of Selfridges department store, Oxford Street, London, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageDepartment Collection: RMS Carpathia medal, chain, certificate, photos

RMS Carpathia medal, chain, certificate, photos
1. The RMS Carpathia medal and Discharge Certificate of Joseph Blakely, a steward on the ship that rescued survivors from the Titanic disaster. 2. Gold watch chain. 3

Background imageDepartment Collection: Advert for Whiteleys famous fine furniture

Advert for Whiteleys famous fine furniture, featuring a bedroom suite. circa 1930s

Background imageDepartment Collection: Colonel Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Colonel Ralph Ponsonby Watts (1892 - 1991) at Bushehr (Bushire), Iran. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: 1920

Background imageDepartment Collection: Polish Department Store

Polish Department Store
Shoppers browse the goods on offer in a department store in Wroclaw, Poland, suggesting that supply (though perhaps not prices) was not always low under Communism. Date: 1959

Background imageDepartment Collection: Underwear Department

Underwear Department



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