Frederick & Nelson

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Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - History - 127 pages
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In 1890, D. E. Frederick arrived in Seattle and, joined soon after by Nels Nelson, started what would become one of the Northwest's best-loved and well-regarded stores. For more than 100 years, Frederick & Nelson was much more than just a department store to the people of Seattle--it was an icon. F&N, as locals referred to it, established the city's retail

core, led the war-bond drive, acted as a civic booster, and pioneered a high level of benefits for its workers. But it was the customer experience that made all the difference at F&N. Whether it was a fashion show in the Tea Room, a visit to Santa, or the taste of a Frango, the memories of Frederick & Nelson still resonate today throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Author Ann Wendell's family has over 100 years of service to Frederick & Nelson and its parent store, Marshall Field & Company. Although the author only lasted two weeks as a sales clerk (she was put in the linen department during a white sale), F&N still holds a special place in her heart. The vintage images within were gathered from the Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Municipal Archives, the collection of the author's family, and other private collections.

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