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Guide to the Rosenblatt Window and Store Fashion Displays, 1940-1972

Summary

Department store in Portland, Ore. Collection consists of three volumes of photographs that depict window and retail sales floor displays, store staff, staff events, and interior and exterior architecture. Displays include ties, hats, shoes, sportswear, golf apparel, outerwear, sleepwear, shirts, sweaters,business attire as well as toiletries and other merchandise. Companies represented include Hart, Schaffner & Marx and Jantzen. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11588
Title
Rosenblatt Window and Store Fashion Displays
Date
1940-1972
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Consists of three volumes of photographs that depict window and retail sales floor displays, store staff, staff events, and interior and exterior architecture. Displays include ties, hats, shoes, sportswear, golf apparel, outerwear, sleepwear, shirts, sweaters,business attire as well as toiletries and other merchandise. Companies represented include Hart, Schaffner & Marx and Jantzen. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Rosenblatt Window and Store Fashion Displays, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Volume I, 1940-1972

Primarily photographs of store exteriors, interiors, and store staff.

Box 1
Volume II, 1940-1972

Photographs of store exterior and interior; window displays; staff. Merchandise includes ties, hats, Jantzen apparel, shoes, toiletries, sportswear. Also photographs of store receptions and gathering at a bar.

Box 2
Volume III, 1940-1972

Photographs of golf, business and casual wear; sleepwear; shirts and sweaters; outerwear.

Box 3
Wooden Rosenblatt display sign
Box 4
 

Historical Note

Department store in Portland, Ore. managed by brothers Louis and Samuel Rosenblatt. Originally opened 1872.

Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following Hartman Center collections:

Department Store Window photographs;

Harry Thomas McMullen Good Furniture Displays;

Hart, Schaffner & Marx Advertising Service Materials;

Karl Worsinger and Virginia Roehl Window Display photographs;

San Jose Store and Display Window photographs


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Provenance

The Rosenblatt Window and Store Fashion Displays were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, Jan. 2018;

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0165