Nancy Schutte collection of Port Townsend and Hadlock photographs, circa 1880-1950  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Schutte, Nancy
Nancy Schutte collection of Port Townsend and Hadlock photographs
circa 1880-1950 (inclusive)
circa 1880-circa 1920 (bulk)
46 photographs and scans (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
Various photographs depicting daily life, construction, and locals in and around Port Townsend, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Port Townsend, Washington, was named for George Townshend, 1st Marquess of that name, by his friend, Captain George Vancouver, when he landed there in the late 18th century on one of his many exploration trips. It was a safe harbor, and many believed that it would, with a little development, become the biggest shipping port in the Northwest. Many homes were built with this idea in mind, and American settlers arrived (removing the 'h' from the port's name) with a mind for money and business. However, the railroad failed to connect a line in Port Townsend to one in Tacoma, and the ever-growing ports in the Puget Sound proved detrimental to the economy of the bay town.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains photographs of Port Townsend bay, construction, businesses, street scenes and life in the area, and prominent people including George John Patrick Dominic Townshend, 7th Marquess Townshend, the great-grandson of the town's namesake.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Schutte numbers correspond to a hand written guide given by the donor.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Businesses in Port TownsendReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
 Horses and people outside Waterman and Katz storefront (Schutte 14)
From accompanying material: Holcomb's Teams, William Laubach, Ben Shortwood.
1/1 2
 Interior of Carr's (Otis) Saloon (Schutte 10)
From accompanying material: Joe Kuhn (Whiskers) at bar
1/1 3 1881- circa 1920
1/1 4
 People around the Central Hotel (Schutte 4)
Written on photo: J. Jenne Propr. (Proprietor)Hotel was located at Water and Taylor Street

Construction and workers around Port TownsendReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 5 circa 1890s
1/2 6 circa 1889
1/2 7
 Construction site for the Mount Baker Building (Schutte 9)
From accompanying material: start of construction
circa 1890
1/2 8 1912
1/2 9
 Logging between Bangor and Port Gamble (Schutte 37)
From accompanying material: Geo Shold [George Shold] and Bro.
circa 1904
1/3 10-11 1898-1909
1/3 12-13 1898-1909
1/3 14 circa 1932
1/3 15
 Men and horses outside stables with logs (Schutte 19)
From accompanying material: Nelson T. William Laubach Stable 189. Nelson with registered trotter. Eddie Pitt with old Charlie.
circa 1890s
1/3 16
 Men standing near wooden water pipe
Elite Studio (photographer)
Written on photo: Laying first wood pipe of the near $300,000 water system.
February 20, 1928
1/3 17
 People at construction site in front of construction equipment and one man with a shovel
Elite Studios (photographer)
Written on verso: Breaking ground for new water system

People of Port TownsendReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 18
 Boys in uniform and formation with guns (Schutte 6)
From accompanying material: Recruits drilling. L-R Dan Harned, [ill.] Wilmot Lindsey, Fred Harned, Mitch Waymouth, Jack Willonghby, unknown, Frank Vincent, unknown, Harvey [ill.].
circa 1880s- circa 1900s
1/4 19
 Fifth grade class photograph from Lincoln School, Port Townsend
From accompanying material: Miss Learned (Hazle) Teacher.
September 1913
1/4 20
 Glendale Dairy Farm workers (Schutte 33)
Glendale Farm near Chimacum has been open as a farm since 1857.
circa 1895
1/4 21
 Hadlock baseball team mascot, young William Adair Bugge (Schutte 21)
William Adair Bugge grew up in Jefferson County, Washington. He eventually became the city engineer for Port Townsend in 1933-1944 and in 1949 he became the Director of Highways for the state of Washington. He would remain in Washington until 1963 when he took a job in San Francisco as the project director for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART).
circa 1906
1/4 22 circa 1910
1/4 23
 Lord Townshend, George John Patrick Dominic Townshend (Schutte 2)
Captain Vancouver named Port Townshend after his friend George, 1st Marquis of Townshed in 1792. George John Patrick Dominic Townshend was the great-grandson of George, 1st Marquis Townshend.From accompanying material: Boxing Day meet at the Raynham Hall.
Raynham Hall in Oyster Bay, New York was home to the Townsend family and was named after the Townsend seat in Norfolk, England.
December 26, 1950
1/4 24
 People sitting on docks and nearby boat (Schutte 18)
From accompanying material: Picnic about 1889, Jerry Rogers, Ed Powers, Theo Hallen, Miss Klookes
1/4 25 July 24, 1886
1/4 26 circa 1910s- circa 1920s
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 31 February 22, 1888
1/6 32
 Ship in Port Townsend Harbor (Schutte 38)
Torka Bros (photographer)

Street Scenes and views of Port Townsend and surrounding areaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/7 33 1914
1/7 34 undated
1/7 35 circa 1880s- circa 1900s
1/7 36 circa 1880s- circa 1900s
1/7 37
 Etching of McCurdy Building (Schutte 27)
From accompanying material: From Vol. II Pub, 1880. "History of the Pacific NW, Oregon and Washington"
circa 1889
1/7 38
 Passenger train stopped on Taylor and Water streets as part of Milwaukee rail extension (Schutte 30)
From accompanying material: 1st P.T & S Passenger Train front of station, corner Taylor and Water Streets.
October 11, 1925
1/7 39
Port Townsend composite photograph (Schutte 28)
From accompanying material: From Vol. II Pub, 1880. "History of the Pacific NW, Oregon and Washington"
circa 1880
1/7 40 circa 1890s
1/7 41 circa 1880s- circa 1900s
1/7 42 1900
1/8 43 circa 1880s
1/8 44 1905
1/8 45 1865
1/8 46 circa 1907

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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