Denver's Daniels & Fisher Department Store [PHOTO GALLERY]
As many shoppers head to the Internet this Cyber Monday, we recall a time when holiday shopping was done downtown, at Denver's Daniels and Fisher Department Store.
The Denver Public Library's Western History and Genealogy Department (WHG) has packaged up the history of this bygone retailer with the following features:
- Check out historic photos of Daniels and Fisher's stores, merchandise displays, and employees
- Learn more about the iconic D&F clock tower
- Read reminiscences of what is was like to shop at the 23-floor Daniels and Fisher store in 1917
Speaking of holiday shopping, did you know that THOUSANDS of historic images in our Digital Collections can be printed to make a memorable holiday gift? See our Image Pricing and Sizes webpage for more details.
Daniels & Fisher delivery service
Daniels & Fisher
1902 February 22
Daniels & Fisher giant flag
Daniels & Fisher 3rd floor
Daniels & Fisher Stores Company
[between 1910 and 1911?]
16th Street - Denver
Daniel's and Fisher Tower at night
[between 1910 and 1920?]
16th St. from Arapahoe, Denver
D & F hairdressing room
1934 June 15
I've been watching the (fascinating) "Mr. Selfridge" series, and the sets in that show mirror these photographs to a T. What a wonderful glimpse into the world of Daniels and Fisher - thanks for posting this!
Yes! You're right—these photos are so Mr. Selfridge! And DPL has all three seasons of the show on DVD, too (click here). Thanks for commenting, Keli!
I live in a condo where my view is the wonderful clock! I find it so wonderful and want to get more pics of Denver of days gone by and especially the department store, since I have a couple vintage hats from Daniels & Fisher Dept Store!
Thanks for reading, Deborah! Be sure to check out our digital collections, which feature THOUSANDS of historic images that can be printed. See our Image Pricing & Sizing page for more details.
I am interested in Daniels and Fisher’s window displays at Christmas . Does that information exist?
Yes! Visit us here in the Western History and Genealogy Department (WHG) to view BOX 2 of the May-D & F records, 1895-1973 (WH222). Box 2 contains three binders with photographs and promotional materials related to window and store displays. These items have not been digitized.
Please see the following page for more detailed information about researching in WHG:
Hope to see you soon!
I'm looking for information to confirm something I've heard about one of Denver's early department stores. I read somewhere that one of the early stores...McNamara Dry Goods, Denver Dry Goods, Daniel's and Fisher? helped women in the early years survive by purchasing home produced goods to sell in their stores. Was this Daniels and Fisher? Do you know anything about this, and what these type of stores were called? I'm wanting to use this information in a college paper.
I have not heard of this practice. Do you happen to know roughly when this was occurring? I would recommend consulting Lost Department Stores of Denver by Mark Barnhouse.
Thanks for the info. I just scored a bunch of linens with original price tags (for my Etsy shop) that say Daniels & fisher Denver (29 cents for a linen kitchen towel!) Such a fun piece of history!
I have my dad’s blue velvet smoking jacket from daniels and fisher Denver my mom told me she bought it for dad shortly after they were married in 1941 they were staying at my moms parents house lo wells and Margaret wells where my grandfather owned a produce store named lo wells produce. Email: email@example.com
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