In 1890 Harry Gordon Selfridge, manager of #Field’s in Chicago, took the then-unusual step of persuading a middle-class woman to help with a new project at the store. Her name was Sarah Haring and she was the wife of a businessman and a mother. In the parlance of the day, she was needed to recruit “gentlewomen” (= middle-class WASPs) who had “experienced reverses” (= were unexpectedly poor), and knew how to cook “dainty dishes” (= middle-class food) which they were willing to prepare and…

In 1890 Harry Gordon Selfridge, manager of in Chicago, took the then-unusual step of persuading a middle-class woman to help with a new project at the store.

1969 Marshall Fields & Co Chicago Toys Of The Hour Christmas Catalog Space…

1969 Marshall Fields & Co Chicago Toys Of The Hour Christmas Catalog Space…

Waiting to serve in the Marshall Field’s fabric department, 1914, Chicago.

Waiting to serve in the Marshall Field’s fabric department, Chicago.

Marshall Field & Company Uncle Mistletoe Christmas Coloring Postcard - 1951

Marshall Field & Company Uncle Mistletoe Christmas Coloring Postcard - 1951

Vintage DEPT STORE Christmas Gift Box - MARSHALL FIELD CHICAGO - THIN

Vintage DEPT STORE Christmas Gift Box - MARSHALL FIELD CHICAGO - THIN

Small MARSHALL FIELD & CO. Christmas gift box, cardboard

Small MARSHALL FIELD & CO. Christmas gift box, cardboard

Christmas Gift Boxes, Mistletoe, Marshalls, Fields

This series extends all over England, brilliant series gives details of picnic stops, tea rooms etc too.

This series extends all over England, brilliant series gives details of picnic stops, tea rooms etc too.

The Tea Party Book by Lucille Recht Penner, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0679824405/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_RQSFrb08XQRQF

The Tea Party Book.Brimming with simple menus, kid-pleasing recipes, and lovely decoration and favor ideas, each party has a theme--from valentine and teddy-bear teas to rainy-day and garden teas.

VINTAGE MARSHALL FIELDS FIELD'S PAIR OF CHRISTMAS BOXES CLOCK EXCELLENT

VINTAGE MARSHALL FIELDS FIELD'S PAIR OF CHRISTMAS BOXES CLOCK EXCELLENT

Rare City Sights Lighted Marshall Fields State Street Store Chicago (01/24/2014) / Approx. 9 1/4" in length, 8" deep and 7" in height w/o skylight. (8" with skylight)

Rare City Sights Lighted Marshall Fields State Street Store 111 N. State - Chicago Recently won this rare piece at an auction in ChicagoNo chips, cracks or repairs Approx.

1970 Chicago, Illinois Marshall Field's Toy Department Press Photo

1970 Chicago, Illinois Marshall Field's Toy Department Press Photo

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