To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, Harrods took part in the national Explore Your Archive campaign, opening the doors to its rich historical archives.
Harrods asked its employees to celebrate its heritage, by showcasing collections of items it sold during wartime Britain 100 years ago.
Today we're so excited to share the cover of our #Christmas 1915 Harrods News catalogue. It tells a beautiful story of a British Army officer returning home on leave, just in time to surprise his family at Christmas. #HarrodsArchive #ExploreArchives pic.twitter.com/RcobYrLeZh
— Harrods Careers (@HarrodsCareers) November 25, 2018
Even children's toys and games began to incorporate a war theme during the #FirstWorldWar. They enabled children to dress up, and organise troops and medical aid on the battlefield. #HarrodsArchive #ExploreArchives pic.twitter.com/dozjrEDjys
— Harrods Careers (@HarrodsCareers) November 24, 2018
Throughout the week, the luxury department store also held show-and-tell sessions of the products for staff, while releasing various features surrounding its archives across social media.
— Harrods Careers (@HarrodsCareers) April 17, 2017
Harrods Company Archive contains the only authentic record of the iconic retailer’s business activities throughout history, providing an invaluable resource for academics and researchers.