Carbonado, Washington photograph collection, circa 1890-1905  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Carbonado, Washington photograph collection
circa 1890-1905 (inclusive)
6 photographs (1 folder) ; 6 x 9 inches
Collection Number
Photographs of Carbonado, Washington, including images of a store, a view of the town, a trestle bridge and mine workers
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Use photocopies for viewing. Access to original photographs restricted. Permission of curator required for viewing. Contact Special Collections for more information.


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Carbonado is located near the Carbon River in northern Pierce County, Washington, approximately 50 miles southeast of Seattle and 12 miles northwest of Mt. Rainier National Park. Carbonado served as an important coal mining community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the town operated the largest coal mine in Pierce County.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of the mining town of Carbonado, Washington, including images of a store, a birds-eye view of the town, a trestle bridge and mine workers.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1  Birds-eye view of town of Carbonado circa 1890-1905
2  Men and children outside of store
Obergfell, Carbonado, Washington (photographer)
circa 1890-1905
3  Men and horse-drawn cart outside store
H. Siewert, Puyallup, Washington (photographer)
circa 1890-1905
4  Miners in open railway car on tracks built on the incline from Carbonado down the side of the Carbon River Canyon to the Carbon River
H. Siewert, Puyallup, Washington (photographer)
"Incline, Carbonado, Washington"
circa 1890-1905
5  Men on wooden trestle bridge
"No. Seven Bridge, Carbonado, Washington"
circa 1890-1905
6  Men with shovels working on a rock slide with mine buildings in the background
"Landslide, Carbonado, Washington"
circa 1890-1905

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cities and towns--Washington (State)--Pierce County--Photographs
  • Coal miners--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • General stores--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Carbanado (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)