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"Eliza Anderson," steamboat, ca. 1880 -  8bb2115d069eeb06b8aa673716bc12dc

"Eliza Anderson," steamboat, ca. 1880 - 8bb2115d069eeb06b8aa673716bc1...

Transcribed from photograph: "Ships. Eliza Anderson (steamer). Came to Puget Sound in 1859, wrecked at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, March 1898."

1st Ave. looking north from Cherry St., ca. 1890 -  0440b249a2ff880b69c57e2cdd466707

1st Ave. looking north from Cherry St., ca. 1890 - 0440b249a2ff880b69...

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Streets. Front St. [1st Ave.] Ca. 1890-1900. Looking north from Cherry Street. Hershberg & Co. in foreground."

1st Ave. north from Cherry St. ca. 1907 -  f80adad963596fd96da0934e3a3c4203 (page 1)

1st Ave. north from Cherry St. ca. 1907 - f80adad963596fd96da0934e3a3...

The Washington Building, Union Block, Postal Telegraph Building and Colman Building appear on the left side of the street. front back

1st Ave. north from Yesler Way, 1878 -  695f116ee1ff339296956be453baf1ac

1st Ave. north from Yesler Way, 1878 - 695f116ee1ff339296956be453baf1...

Transcribed from photograph: "Streets. Front Street [1st Ave.]. 1878. Looking North from Mill Street [Yesler Way]."

2nd Ave. north from James St., 1907 -  1482bc5c9bcf316698efcc64ba3afb84

2nd Ave. north from James St., 1907 - 1482bc5c9bcf316698efcc64ba3afb8...

Transcribed from photograph: "Streets. Second Ave. 1907. Looking North from James St. 1. Alaska Building. 2. Oriental Block. 3. Crown Block. 4. Seattle Hotel." This seems to have significant retouching, both ... More

2nd Ave. south from Spring St., ca. 1911 -  e4ffd946e5e1db20626ac38942677572 (page 1)

2nd Ave. south from Spring St., ca. 1911 - e4ffd946e5e1db20626ac38942...

The Majestic Theatre (also known as the Empress Theatre and Palace Hippodrome Theatre) appears on the left followed by the Black and White Hat Shop and United Cigars. The Leary Building appears at the end of th... More

3rd Ave. looking north from Seneca, ca. 1900 -  8a2f0c7336106afb723a2a562277d628

3rd Ave. looking north from Seneca, ca. 1900 - 8a2f0c7336106afb723a2a...

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Streets. Third Ave. Looking north from Seneca. Plymouth Church and Denny Hotel in background. Signed by Webster & Stevens. Ca. 1900."

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Forestry Building, 1909 -  3a92890410ec7632e3d716e3a43bd66e

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Forestry Building, 1909 - 3a92890410e...

Transcribed from photograph: "Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition. 1909. Forestry building. Saunders and Lawton, architects."

Battle of Seattle, ca. 1890 -  c9eae3ec8fca795f70399f8010ba1ff9

Battle of Seattle, ca. 1890 - c9eae3ec8fca795f70399f8010ba1ff9

Transcribed from photograph: "Battle of Seattle. Jan. 26, 1856. Settlers fleeing to the fort. Drawing by Emily Inez Denny. U.S.S. Decatur at right. Drawn in the 1890's when doing research for her book "Blazing the Way.""

Boaters at Leschi Park, ca. 1905 -  a1de6249d222bc47beb5bc7f037a8b79 (page 1)

Boaters at Leschi Park, ca. 1905 - a1de6249d222bc47beb5bc7f037a8b79 (...

The park was named after Chief Leschi of the Nisqually tribe. It was developed in 1889 by the Lake Washington Cable Railway Company and included many features such as a dance pavilion (constructed in 1902), a z... More

Ben Downing with pet malamute, ca. 1899 -  7b468680c9f52ef40a5eec47509bb7b2

Ben Downing with pet malamute, ca. 1899 - 7b468680c9f52ef40a5eec47509...

Transcribed from photograph: ""Dogs. Ben Downing's pet malamute."" Downing was a Yukon mail carrier from 1897 to 1906.; Copy photographer is Arthur Warner Churchill. Original photographer possibly L.E. Robertson.

Boats docked at Oregon Improvement Company docks, ca. 1890 -  f67e2182c49f5e3535128ba73f5dc774

Boats docked at Oregon Improvement Company docks, ca. 1890 - f67e2182...

(Seattle Public Library did not give a description) File:North Pacific and TJ Potter (steamboats), Seattle, 1891.JPG dates this as 1891 and says "The smaller sidewheel steamer on the left is the North Pacific... More

Cable powerhouse at 2nd Ave. and Denny Way, ca. 1892 -  89c0e4a6d6888e7868a9095152ce8cbd

Cable powerhouse at 2nd Ave. and Denny Way, ca. 1892 - 89c0e4a6d6888e...

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Buildings. Cable powerhouse, North Seattle. Denny Way and 2nd Ave. Built 1889; later demolished." MOHAI adds on their copy of this: "In 1888, J. M. Thompson, a developer ... More

City Hall Park, Frye Hotel and Smith Tower, ca. 1915 -  e774ab5c3faf252d77aed0e34f900c4f (page 1)

City Hall Park, Frye Hotel and Smith Tower, ca. 1915 - e774ab5c3faf25...

Street view of City Hall Park, Frye Hotel and Smith Tower. The Frye Hotel was constructed in 1911 and designed by the architects Charles H. Bebb and Louis L. Mendel. The project was funded by Seattle pioneer Ge... More

Class of South School, 1889 -  e1764f0030e70d516d886df0d6f356d4

Class of South School, 1889 - e1764f0030e70d516d886df0d6f356d4

Transcribed from front of photograph: "Seattle Portraits. Group. Class of South School Grade 3A. (Florence Stowell (Hubbart) teacher) 1889." Transcribed from back of photograph: “Miss Florence Stowell (Hubbart)... More

Class of South School, November 28, 1899 -  fe4518de1c5f6b62a36410a6ac45bd9d

Class of South School, November 28, 1899 - fe4518de1c5f6b62a36410a6ac...

Transcribed from front of photograph: "Seattle Portraits. Group. Class of South School. Nov. 28, 1899." Transcribed from back of photograph: “CLASS PICTURE- Taken Nov 28. 1899- Foto From Charles Givens- Reading... More

Engine House No. 2, 1890 -  682359180b025710b2d4d518e6012158

Engine House No. 2, 1890 - 682359180b025710b2d4d518e6012158

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Buildings. Fire station (Engine House #2) Exterior. N.E. corner of 3rd Ave. and Pine Street. Built 1890; demolished 1906. Photo taken 1890."

Felker House, ca. 1880 -  265c99d649e79572ec0e79a48e7a04b3

Felker House, ca. 1880 - 265c99d649e79572ec0e79a48e7a04b3

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Hotels. Felker house. Jackson St. and Front St. Built 1853. Signed by Peiser."

George Braas drawing at base of Snoqualmie Falls, ca. 1890 -  03e78b1919d4fc21aa2020d0b4505c38

George Braas drawing at base of Snoqualmie Falls, ca. 1890 - 03e78b19...

Transcribed from photograph: "Snoqualmie Falls."; 50; Snoqualmie Falls, WA

Future site of Seattle Public Library at 4th Ave. and Madison St., ca. 1904 -  67fdfa53e0285c11eb460725f85c29b2

Future site of Seattle Public Library at 4th Ave. and Madison St., ca....

Transcribed from photograph: "Public Library. 1906-. Site before demolition of houses. About 1904. McNaught house at left." That is to say, McNaught house at left and pretty much hidden by the tree.

Governor Ernest Lister, ca. 1915 -  97533f31fc4c952e6e612e9b64f5e7b6

Governor Ernest Lister, ca. 1915 - 97533f31fc4c952e6e612e9b64f5e7b6

Transcribed from photograph: "Portraits. Lister, Ernest, 1870-1919. (Second from right). Governor of Washington 1913-1919. Born Halifax, England. Resident of Tacoma."

Homes on the Puget Sound, ca. 1910 -  b0405cfc7dcdaaf065431849ff0288d0
Hulls under construction at Cooke and Lake Shipyard, 1905 -  a14269340528dec9a58060f87cbed38f

Hulls under construction at Cooke and Lake Shipyard, 1905 - a14269340...

Transcribed from photograph: "Hulls under construction. Cooke & Lake Shipyard. Ballard." The 1910 City Directory lists the location of the shipyard at the foot of 30th Ave. NW.

Indigenous woman sitting outside of building, ca. 1899 -  85c242f01232d43ac9b54b1bde9b2713

Indigenous woman sitting outside of building, ca. 1899 - 85c242f01232...

The caption appears to be a play on a George Wither's poem which reads "If she think not well of me, What care I how fair she be?" The identity and location of the woman are unknown.; "If she be not fair to me,... More

Indigenous woman in Nome, Alaska, September 28, 1899 -  e9dfc08518134dcc6424854840d3a4dd

Indigenous woman in Nome, Alaska, September 28, 1899 - e9dfc08518134d...

The same photograph was published on page 277 of the "Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine," Volume 29 and the June 1900 issue of "Harper's Weekly." The woman's identity is unknown. Gold w... More

Man riding on Chilkoot Pass tramway, ca. 1899 -  245d74309c9cd36286f6e6e3c32fe846

Man riding on Chilkoot Pass tramway, ca. 1899 - 245d74309c9cd36286f6e...

During the Klondike Gold Rush, several hoists and tramways were constructed to help prospectors transport heavy loads of supplies and cargo over the pass. Prior to the construction of the tramways, prospectors ... More

Mouth of Stikine River, ca. 1899 -  4e786ce8847fb91cb504c806bf344881

Mouth of Stikine River, ca. 1899 - 4e786ce8847fb91cb504c806bf344881

Mouth of the Stickeen River, near Wrangel, Alaska. A.C.P. 59.; Location approximated.

New Washington Hotel, ca. 1909 -  4745cc25d178de10bc1f363ca722b9d1 (page 1)

New Washington Hotel, ca. 1909 - 4745cc25d178de10bc1f363ca722b9d1 (pa...

Constructed in 1908, the New Washington Hotel replaced the previous Washington Hotel (originally known as the Denny Hotel) which had been displaced by the 1902 Denny Regrade. front ... More

Olympic School, March 16, 1904 -  5de6860de51020fd544741f5a9332520

Olympic School, March 16, 1904 - 5de6860de51020fd544741f5a9332520

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Schools. Olympic School. 26th S. and Norman. Built 1891; demolished 1931. Exterior. Frame. View of front from right side. March 16, 1904. Operated as an annex to Rainier Sc... More

Parrington Hall, ca. 1907 -  3a533bbd12a48e2f3d8f1f58b6b07e49 (page 1)

Parrington Hall, ca. 1907 - 3a533bbd12a48e2f3d8f1f58b6b07e49 (page 1)

Parrington Hall was constructed between 1901 and 1902. front back

Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier, ca. 1925, postcard - 8a8e2fd12585f4f985ec23d41c9dfb5d (page 1)

Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier, ca. 1925, postcard - 8a8e2fd12585f4f985ec...

Transcribed from front of postcard: "40217 The In [sic] and Tatoosh Range Rainier Nat. Park."; 40217; Paradise Inn, 52807 Skyline Trail, Paradise, WA 98368 front back

Polar bear cage at Woodland Park Zoo, ca. 1915 -  68ef401b9a5ee577a368c5a564485995 (page 1)

Polar bear cage at Woodland Park Zoo, ca. 1915 - 68ef401b9a5ee577a368...

Polar bear cage at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, ca. 1915 front back

Ravenna Park and Lake Washington, ca. 1910 -  49817660bbf4af93ca2c5d4fd84c3043 (page 1)

Ravenna Park and Lake Washington, ca. 1910 - 49817660bbf4af93ca2c5d4f...

Ravenna Park was named after Ravenna, Italy by the land's original owner, W.W. Beck ca. 1889. The park was also known as Ravenna Springs and Big Tree Park. Between 1919 and 1931, the park was referred to as Roo... More

Reindeer at Woodland Park, March 7, 1898 -  3bcfeda24ae7a45349901c1e197867bf

Reindeer at Woodland Park, March 7, 1898 - 3bcfeda24ae7a45349901c1e19...

Transcribed from photograph: "9066 - Government Reindeer en route for Alaska, Woodland Park, Seattle, Wash., U.S.A. Copyright 1898 by B.L. Lingley." The reindeer, originally from Norway, were being shipped to A... More

Reverend Albert Atwood, ca. 1874 -  fe1fed233ac482984f9492a421e2265e

Reverend Albert Atwood, ca. 1874 - fe1fed233ac482984f9492a421e2265e

Transcribed from photograph: "Portraits. Atwood, Rev. Albert, 1832-1926. Pioneer Methodist pastor, 1874. Later circuit rider for the Puget Sound district."; This copy photograph is believed to be taken by Erle ... More

Ruins at 2nd Ave. and Columbia St. following the Great Fire, June 1889 -  39d81f123088719fbe3ea40829268dfc

Ruins at 2nd Ave. and Columbia St. following the Great Fire, June 1889...

Fire. Ruins. Front Street. Looking West from Second Avenue and Columbia Street from the Boston Block. The ruins that we see here are mainly on Front Street (later First Avenue). The block between that and Sec... More

Seattle Electrics baseball team, ca. 1910 -  88074439c91133b5d13302d0a2f946d4

Seattle Electrics baseball team, ca. 1910 - 88074439c91133b5d13302d0a...

The Electrics were formed in July 1901 as part of a four team league from the Seattle Electric Company. The other three teams were Madison Line, Union Trunk Line and Office Team. The last mention of one of thei... More

Seattle Mail and Herald, v. 4, no. 20, Mar. 30, 1901 newspaper - c7e293782265b4d29d9842b7910907ee (page 6)
Seattle Mail and Herald, v. 9, no. 20, Apr. 7, 1906 newspaper - 76d87c0cec9b7649bb22c1b802bee8c7 (page 4)

Seattle Mail and Herald, v. 9, no. 20, Apr. 7, 1906 newspaper - 76d87c...

Page 1 includes portrait of composer Harry P. Girard. Page 4 article discusses the Washington militia's involvement in the Philippine-American War.

Seattle Public Library booth at Child Welfare Exhibit, May 25-31, 1914 -  77853bdfe79c8e7a72efb0fe738387d6

Seattle Public Library booth at Child Welfare Exhibit, May 25-31, 1914...

According to the 1914 annual report: "The Library's share in the Child Welfare Exhibit, held at the Armory the last week in May, consisted of space twelve by thirty feet in which a miniature children's room was... More

Seattle waterfront north from S. Jackson St., ca. 1907 -  cb9a6e6903f7b2cd995c641b4286546b (page 1)

Seattle waterfront north from S. Jackson St., ca. 1907 - cb9a6e6903f7...

The Lilly Dock (Pier C) appears at the far right at the base of S. Jackson St. followed by the Pacific Coast Steamship Line Company (Pier B) at the base of S. Main St. The Washington Hotel appears at the far le... More

Seattle waterfront looking north, ca. 1902 -  581559ebec10f91873edf2a8e2b90e40 (page 1)
Sitka Fishing Club, ca. 1910 -  a22853cbaa8ceb711acac54e24da4eb9 (page 1)
Smith Tower, ca. 1915, postcard - ce9f9c29299f5571a7a1fb61af7b51c5 (page 1)

Smith Tower, ca. 1915, postcard - ce9f9c29299f5571a7a1fb61af7b51c5 (pa...

Transcribed from postcard: "Second Ave and the 42 Story L.C. Smith Bldg. Seattle. U.S.A. Eight elevators-two serving the tower. Six hundred Offices. Six stores. Telegraph office on first Floor. Barber Shop, Res... More

Squire's Opera House, between 1882 and 1884 -  0b52f25ecd524be1a9fc7d109ede4361
Steamers "Nellie" and "W.F. Munroe," 1888 or 1889 -  cd3768a73f35bf4a65b21a20cc6287a8
Steel Ship Construction, Seattle, ca. 1915 -  2260627fac23f5750677cbe8690f47f1 (page 1)

Steel Ship Construction, Seattle, ca. 1915 - 2260627fac23f5750677cbe8...

The exact location of the dock is unknown. It's possible that it belongs to the Seattle Dry Dock Company. front back

Stickels Millinery at 415 Union St., ca. 1909 -  a7731d3fa3ff79c1c532f1237d7cf536

Stickels Millinery at 415 Union St., ca. 1909 - a7731d3fa3ff79c1c532f...

The 1910 City Directory lists Ella T. Stickels as the proprietor of Stickels Millinery.

Submarine Torpedo Boat F3, ca. 1918 -  94a929458be2ff390bd64c83c814a220 (page 1)

Submarine Torpedo Boat F3, ca. 1918 - 94a929458be2ff390bd64c83c814a22...

Transcribed from front of postcard: "Submarine Torpedo Boat F3. Torko's Studio, Port Townsend Wash. No. 259" Transcribed from back of postcard: "Submarine Torpedo boat. F3." Location is likely near Fort Worden.... More

Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899 -  13c3d7222ada592da76c31d648b921b0

Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899 - 13c3d7222ada592da76c31d648b921b0

The original Tlingit name for Foster Glacier was Taku Glacier. It was also known as Schulze Glacier in the 1880s and Foster Glacier in the 1890s before reverting to its first name.; Foster Glacier, Taku Inlet. ... More

Team of horses pulling log at Huron Lumber Company, Bothell, Wash., ca. 1890 -  8cf597db9c25eda9ca5c984d7f752cb7

Team of horses pulling log at Huron Lumber Company, Bothell, Wash., ca...

Transcribed from photograph: "Logging scene Bothell, Wash. - Huron Lumber Co."

The Town Crier, v.19, no.50, Dec. 13, 1924 postcard - 12c033f191dc12e15c78259b233f97ab (page 2)

The Town Crier, v.19, no.50, Dec. 13, 1924 postcard - 12c033f191dc12e1...

Annual Christmas number. Page 12 discusses efforts to change the name of Mount Rainier to Mount Tacoma. Page 13 article discusses the establishment of the Sandpoint Naval Base. Pages 17-25 and page 51 include p... More

Touring cars staged at Mt. Rainier's Paradise Inn, ca. 1923 -  e27ad88f1280dfeca96b14621e7d3cb5 (page 1)

Touring cars staged at Mt. Rainier's Paradise Inn, ca. 1923 - e27ad88...

Transcribed from front of postcard: "Mid-July Scene at Paradise Inn. Rainier National Park. Ranapar Studio. T-14."; T-14; Paradise Inn, 52807 Skyline Trail, Paradise, WA 98368

View east from Elliott Bay, 1870 -  a3c680a4aec2a4334a28c0c086ce83c2

View east from Elliott Bay, 1870 - a3c680a4aec2a4334a28c0c086ce83c2

Transcribed from photograph: "Views. From Elliott Bay. 1870. From Harper's News Monthly, Sept. 1870. p. 491."

View east from Elliott Bay, 1900 -  857a342c4fae5341da5a414d11f7e16b

View east from Elliott Bay, 1900 - 857a342c4fae5341da5a414d11f7e16b

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle. Views. From Elliott Bay. 1900. Looking east. View 1."

View from James St. looking NW, ca. 1885 -  b6d0de38a4cecf1d386c9ee4b104f2bd

View from James St. looking NW, ca. 1885 - b6d0de38a4cecf1d386c9ee4b1...

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Views. From James Street hill. Ca. 1885. Looking northwest. Territorial University in background."

View north from Pine St., 1885 -  43751f607e2c10a5852895ea71a98f5c

View north from Pine St., 1885 - 43751f607e2c10a5852895ea71a98f5c

Transcribed from photograph: "Views. From Pine St. Vicinity. About 1885. Looking North to Lake Union."

View north on 2nd Ave. from James St., 1907 -  39fb9e9b2c191e634f07c2f70b9b4943

View north on 2nd Ave. from James St., 1907 - 39fb9e9b2c191e634f07c2f...

Transcribed from photograph: "Streets. Second Ave. 1907. Looking North from James St. 1. Alaska building 2. Oriental block. 3. Crown block. 4. Seattle hotel."

View of fire ruins from 2nd Ave. and Columbia St., June 1889 -  f0b462ad4211297a6462083f3c0bb3e6

View of fire ruins from 2nd Ave. and Columbia St., June 1889 - f0b462...

Transcribed from photograph: "Fire. June 6, 1889. Ruins. Looking West from Second Avenue and Columbia Street from the Boston block."

View SE from 4th Ave. and Seneca St., 1886 -  7bbd9da1b233fc77a318a1a40e8ea2ae

View SE from 4th Ave. and Seneca St., 1886 - 7bbd9da1b233fc77a318a1a4...

Transcribed from photograph: "Hospitals. Providence Hospital. Fifth Avenue and Madison Street. Built 1882; demolished 1911. 1886. 1. F.H. Whitworth house. 2. Dan Hill service buildings. 3. Two Nelson Chilberg h... More

View west from near 5th Ave. and Terrace St., ca. 1905 -  dac14fdc034b08f898d2759b67e51644 (page 1)

View west from near 5th Ave. and Terrace St., ca. 1905 - dac14fdc034b...

Hotel Mansfield, located at 417 James St., appears at the bottom right.

Washington State University campus, 1921 -  c782ef6a6cbe5a2b38fd5528e937e176

Washington State University campus, 1921 - c782ef6a6cbe5a2b38fd5528e9...

Transcribed from photograph: "Colleges and Universities. Washington. State College of Washington. Photo by Graves, 1921." Aerial view of Washington State University campus. Thompson Hall (with the turret) and B... More

William Bloch's son and dog, ca. 1894 -  07621c21c518ef7e1b994c26f43b65c9

William Bloch's son and dog, ca. 1894 - 07621c21c518ef7e1b994c26f43b6...

Portrait of one of William Bloch's sons, most likely William Jr., and his dog.

Woodland Park entrance, 1891 -  d696e17a1dcfc111216a61a90b5c4419

Woodland Park entrance, 1891 - d696e17a1dcfc111216a61a90b5c4419

Transcribed from photograph: "Parks. Woodland park. Entrance gates. 1891. At that time private estate of Guy Phinney."

Yesler House at 1st Ave. and James St., ca. 1883 -  a6fce640924d1bc9966f33e4b1a39835

Yesler House at 1st Ave. and James St., ca. 1883 - a6fce640924d1bc996...

Transcribed from photograph: "Houses. Yesler, Henry. Left side: House at Front Street (First Avenue and James Street). About 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Yesler standing on corner."

Yesler's wharf, ca. 1885 -  840c66a895e23f3dad6f5cb9ae01b3a4

Yesler's wharf, ca. 1885 - 840c66a895e23f3dad6f5cb9ae01b3a4

Transcribed from photograph: "Wharves. Yesler's wharf. Foot of Mill St. Replacing earlier wharf; built 1879; destroyed by fire 1886. 1880. 1. Teaser. 2. Crawford and Harrington wharf. 3. W.K. Merwin (steamer). ... More

The Town Crier, v.11, no.51, Dec. 16, 1916 -  cb625521adaf756671c513430993c313 (page 54) (Tsianina)

The Town Crier, v.11, no.51, Dec. 16, 1916 - cb625521adaf756671c51343...

Photo of Princess Tsianina (Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone, Creek/Cherokee soprano vocalist)

Unidentified woman, ca. 1910 -  90cd98f610c2cb65a5d01195d17facc7
Wash Without Work (cropped)

Wash Without Work (cropped)

1919 ad for a Thor washing machine (electric wringer washer).

"Seminole" at Pier 4 near Alaskan Way and Seneca St., ca. 1898 -  0a1086499f099bfb3c83cc08c64ec34d

"Seminole" at Pier 4 near Alaskan Way and Seneca St., ca. 1898 - 0a10...

Frederick, Nelson and Munro, seen at the far right of the photo, was located at 1218-1222 2nd Ave. circa 1896. The building at the far left appears to be the Arlington Hotel which was located at 1st Ave. and Un... More

"Who Said Golden Potlatch" promotional postcard, 1912 -  f45e03263851f274b5a8548760e27972 (page 1)

"Who Said Golden Potlatch" promotional postcard, 1912 - f45e03263851f...

Description of the Golden Potlatch festival: "The success of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition encouraged local boosters to plan another ambitious event to showcase the city. The Seattle Chamber of Commerce, ... More

"Whidby" ferry, ca. 1925, postcard - 7ea811b4c68a5eaec50497320d6d0ee2 (page 1)

"Whidby" ferry, ca. 1925, postcard - 7ea811b4c68a5eaec50497320d6d0ee2 ...

Transcribed from front of postcard: "Langley - Everett Ferryboat." Boat name appears to be "Whidby" based on sign on upper level. front back

1st Ave. north from Pioneer Square, ca. 1915, postcard - cbe12c312e4f0681520b51d71920a9d5 (page 1)

1st Ave. north from Pioneer Square, ca. 1915, postcard - cbe12c312e4f0...

The Starr Boyd Building appears on the left and the Pioneer Building appears on the far right followed by the Howard Building, the Lowman and Hanford Building and the Lowman Building. The 110 Cherry Building ap... More

3rd Ave. and Jefferson St. after the fire, July 1889 -  69fa45b8862c652b7306b3f1db0881d0 (cropped)
2nd Ave. north from Yesler Way, ca. 1907 -  d2345a23a6ad3945dc159a6feb3226f3 (page 1)

2nd Ave. north from Yesler Way, ca. 1907 - d2345a23a6ad3945dc159a6feb...

The east side of Hotel Seattle appears on the Left just past G.O. Guy Drugs. The Alaska Building (completed in 1904) appears on the right. front back

2nd Avenue looking north from Smith Tower, ca. 1913 -  0f0cbc98c467ab6956a1f6f3ff6e3f28 (page 1)

2nd Avenue looking north from Smith Tower, ca. 1913 - 0f0cbc98c467ab6...

The Hoge Building appears on the lower left side of 2nd Ave. and the Melhorn Building, Empire Building and Hotel Savoy can be seen at the right. front back

5th Ave. NE and NE 88th St., 1894 -  8bf285c17e94d2943bdc91bf6f1e9e1f

5th Ave. NE and NE 88th St., 1894 - 8bf285c17e94d2943bdc91bf6f1e9e1f

Transcribed from photograph: "Streets. Fifth Avenue N.E. and about 88th Street. 1894."

A Forest Trail, ca. 1900 -  f3a69245224dae3384ad722bc0b27392

A Forest Trail, ca. 1900 - f3a69245224dae3384ad722bc0b27392

Transcribed from back of photograph: "A Forest Trail." This image appeared in a the "Art Work of the State of Washington" published by the Art Photogravure Company in 1900.

Alki Beach Bathhouse, ca. 1915 -  1430cedfe0f65d461a73111092d318d1 (page 1)

Alki Beach Bathhouse, ca. 1915 - 1430cedfe0f65d461a73111092d318d1 (pa...

The bathhouse was operated by the city and opened in 1911. A new bathhouse was constructed on the same spot in 1955 after the previous building fell into disrepair. front back

Brighton School., ca. 1895 -  583cc017dfbc8bab472f229eb1aa1b24

Brighton School., ca. 1895 - 583cc017dfbc8bab472f229eb1aa1b24

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Schools. Brighton School. (also called Rainier Valley school). Graham Hill, vicinity of Brighton Church. Built ca. 1890. Abandoned ca. 1901. Exterior. Frame. Three-quarter ... More

Cabin on lake, ca. 1910 -  4af852c906dc301eaf0da546d3be9d9b

Cabin on lake, ca. 1910 - 4af852c906dc301eaf0da546d3be9d9b

Presumed to be in Washington but exact location is unknown. Lake - buildings at end.

Catherine V. Paine Blaine, 1856 -  c1a215310e83ea7eafa8eccd0776ee28

Catherine V. Paine Blaine, 1856 - c1a215310e83ea7eafa8eccd0776ee28

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Portraits. Blaine, Catherine V. Paine (Mrs. D.E. Blaine) 1829-1908."

Charles Newman, ca. 1910 -  c2a8d56e6f72f55987ba2eae670d9ae6
Central Library, ca. 1915 -  30cfd818e45e72e5d9814f3897261a0b

Central Library, ca. 1915 - 30cfd818e45e72e5d9814f3897261a0b

Transcribed from photograph: "Public Library. Central library. Fourth Ave. and Madison St. Built 1906. Terrace and approaches added 1910. About 1909. Peter Joseph Weber, architect. Somervell and Cote, architect... More

Chief Sealth, 1864 -  7abb6818103fd40dacb79e803ed92938
Claflin Brothers & Co. in Nome, Alaska, Sept. 28, 1899 -  9279606701cd45d7581e2556f08019ca

Claflin Brothers & Co. in Nome, Alaska, Sept. 28, 1899 - 9279606701cd...

The Claflin Brothers store was located on Front St. The cross street is unknown. Gold was discovered in the area in the summer of 1898 prospectors rushed to stake claims and Nome's population quickly ballooned ... More

Class of Belltown School, 1882 -  a744375c9a4fdbf006cabc75a2312bfe

Class of Belltown School, 1882 - a744375c9a4fdbf006cabc75a2312bfe

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Portraits. Group. Class of Belltown School. 1882. Photo by Theo E. Peiser."

Cowlitz Glacier and snow fields on Mt. Rainier, 1905 -  cf22a60511da1aa4e3df68cb20bae33f

Cowlitz Glacier and snow fields on Mt. Rainier, 1905 - cf22a60511da1a...

Transcribed from photograph: "Mt. Rainier. Cowlitz Glacier, and snow fields."; Cowlitz Glacier, WA; General Cowlitz Glacier location provided. The Kiser Photograph Company was run by Portland brothers Frederick... More

Deception Pass, ca. 1900 -  ffda286d7284545b83fadd6ebdce77db

Deception Pass, ca. 1900 - ffda286d7284545b83fadd6ebdce77db

Transcribed from photograph: "Scene at Deception Pass."; Deception Pass, WA; General Deception Pass location provided. This image appeared in a booklet called "Artwork of the State of Washington" published by t... More

Destroyers in review, September 12, 1919 -  c311adab017af7c8de7762158e333f86

Destroyers in review, September 12, 1919 - c311adab017af7c8de7762158e...

Transcribed from photograph: "Pacific Fleet. Review, Sept. 12-14, 1919. Destroyers in review."

First Methodist Protestant Church, ca. 1880 -  6152c3a33b2ad94cac41b44a2069704d

First Methodist Protestant Church, ca. 1880 - 6152c3a33b2ad94cac41b44...

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Churches. First Methodist Protestant Church. Second Ave. and Madison. Built 1860-1863; destroyed by fire June 6, 1889. Exterior."

Florence Stowell (Mrs. Judson Hubbart)., ca. 1890 -  0a1cae5f344f958beebc679eaf660437

Florence Stowell (Mrs. Judson Hubbart)., ca. 1890 - 0a1cae5f344f958be...

Transcribed from photograph: "Seattle Portraits. Stowell, Florence (Mrs. Judson Hubbart) 1871-1943. Teacher, South School, 1889-1892."

Four Churches, 1907 -  1919c6c3cff2159c05933c3e8db5e6ba

Four Churches, 1907 - 1919c6c3cff2159c05933c3e8db5e6ba

Transcribed from photograph: "Churches. St. James Cathedral. Ninth Ave. and Marion St. Built 1906-1907. Heins & LaFarge, New York, architects. Somervell & Cote, supervising architects. 1907. Pilgrim Church (Con... More

Frederick and Nelson, ca. 1918 -  13ad143d384a32ca4668d4f01d1564c4 (page 1)

Frederick and Nelson, ca. 1918 - 13ad143d384a32ca4668d4f01d1564c4 (pa...

The Frederick and Nelson flagship store opened in 1918 at 5th Avenue and Pine Street. The store attracted thousands of customers on it's first day and remained a popular shopping location for decades. The compa... More

Georgetown Branch, Seattle Public Library, 1912 -  7f79b6edb8e843485ac7abf786071006

Georgetown Branch, Seattle Public Library, 1912 - 7f79b6edb8e843485ac...

Transcribed from photograph: "Public Library. Branches. Georgetown branch. Old Georgetown city hall. 1912."

Grand Trunk Pacific and Colman Docks, ca. 1915 -  aa35c83eb6a5b36ad70be9732ef74856 (page 1)

Grand Trunk Pacific and Colman Docks, ca. 1915 - aa35c83eb6a5b36ad70b...

The Grand Trunk Pacific Dock is located on the left and the Colman Dock is located on the right. front back

Great Northern Docks, ca. 1905, postcard - d202b2dcb6363d5bcba1d4dd792d3f74 (page 1)

Great Northern Docks, ca. 1905, postcard - d202b2dcb6363d5bcba1d4dd792...

Transcribed from postcard: "At these docks the great Steamboats which run between Seattle and Japan, China and other Trans-Pacific countries load and unload their immense cargoes. The Pacific Northwest Photogra... More

Homes at Denny-Blaine Park, ca. 1910 -  6cef023d83b9fd3e07c95828752d33b4 (page 1)

Homes at Denny-Blaine Park, ca. 1910 - 6cef023d83b9fd3e07c95828752d33...

The park was named to honor Charles L. Denny and Elbert F. Blaine who donated the land for the park. front back This is almost certainly Denny-Blaine Lake Park rather t... More

Indigenous woman with child on her back, ca. 1899 -  5378c5f4c131b5e369a76e791b087f8a

Indigenous woman with child on her back, ca. 1899 - 5378c5f4c131b5e36...

The identity of the woman and child are unknown. The photograph was likely taken in Alaska or Western Canada but the exact region is unknown. An illustration based on this photograph appeared in the June 1900 e... More

Jackson Street Regrade, 1908 -  09afbb4d15c39054646142b0a1b9207b

Jackson Street Regrade, 1908 - 09afbb4d15c39054646142b0a1b9207b

Transcribed from photograph: "Regrades. Jackson Street. 1908. Looking North from Seattle Boulevard between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue to Weller Street."

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