Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jeremiah Rotherham & Company Ltd. (J. R. & Co. Ltd.)

Jeremiah Rotherham & Co. Ltd. was a retail and wholesale draper in Shoreditch, London. The shop in Shoreditch High Street evolved into a department store that sold a wide range of textile products, carpets, silks, ribbons, and artificial flowers. The store was bombed and destroyed during the Second World War.

Jeremiah Rotherham & Co., Shoreditch High Street, 1894

By Mark Matlach

In the era of 2d commercial overprints, the Rotherham patterns had very subtle differences in font and spacing:

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