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Harry Gordon Selfridge (1858-1947), Businessman and founder of Selfridges

Sitter in 12 portraits
The American-born businessman Harry Gordon Selfridge settled in London in 1906 and opened Selfridge & Co Ltd in Oxford Street in 1909, introducing American marketing and advertising techniques with striking success. Throughout his life Selfridge looked on business as an exciting and glorious adventure; he published The Romance of Commerce in 1918 and lectured on the subject.

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5224(1)

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and pencil, circa 1928-1936
NPG 5224(1)

5806

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Powys Evans
ink and watercolour, circa 1930
NPG 5806

x126051

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Unknown photographer
toned vintage print on cream mount, circa 1930
NPG x126051

x88276

Harry Gordon Selfridge; Leslie Hore-Belisha, Baron Hore-Belisha

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 28 January 1935
NPG x88276

x126052

Harry Gordon Selfridge; Anna May Wong

by Unknown photographer
publicity print, 1937
NPG x126052

D18063

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 6 December 1911
NPG D18063

x91363

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1900s
NPG x91363

x92158

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1900s
NPG x92158

x70991

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate nitrate negative, 26 November 1926
NPG x70991

x70992

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate nitrate negative, 26 November 1926
NPG x70992

x70993

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate nitrate negative, 26 November 1926
NPG x70993

x70994

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
whole-plate nitrate negative, 26 November 1926
NPG x70994