Wayne Albee photographs, circa 1920  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Albee, Wayne
Wayne Albee photographs
circa 1920 (inclusive)
11 photographic prints ; various sizes
Collection Number
Portraits of dancers and others, circa 1920
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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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Wayne Clinton Albee was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to William C. and Ida E. Albee. At the age of six he moved with his parents to Tacoma, Washington. In 1902 he opened a portraiture studio in Tacoma, Washington. He later relocated and expanded the shop in 1911 but closed the shop in 1916. He moved to Seattle and opened a small shop until 1918 when he joined Ella McBride's studio. He worked as one of the main photographers for McBride studio alongside Frank Kunishige and Soichi Sunami. He also helped the members of the Seattle Camera Club and most likely influenced their photography. McBride studio worked frequently with Cornish College of the Arts, providing opportunities to photograph modern dancers. He had a solo exhibition at the Seattle Fine Arts Society in 1922. In 1928, he moved to La Jolla, California, where he established a studio. Albee died in San Diego on December 1, 1937.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs by the Pictorialist photographer Wayne Albee who was friends with Ella McBride and worked for her in the McBride Studio. The photographs were all made for McBride Studio and are portraits of dancers and people.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


DancersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
box:oversize item
XC2 D1-D2 circa 1920s
1 D3 circa 1920s

PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 P1
 Carolyn Horton
Written on verso: Carolyn Horton U of W 1904 daughter of Dexter Horton.
1 P2 circa 1920s
1 P3 circa 1920s
XC2 P4 circa 1920s
XC2 P5 circa 1920s
XC2 P6 circa 1920s
XC2 P7 circa 1920s
XC2 P8
 Portrait of man with suit and tie
Written on front: To my good friends Mr & Mrs. Miriam Bloom with affection and regards.
circa 1920s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • McLean, Josephine
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs