Weedin family photograph collection, circa 1900-1930  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Weedin (Family : Weedin, Luther, 1872-1942)
Title
Weedin family photograph collection
Dates
circa 1900-1930 (inclusive)
Quantity
153 photographic prints (1 box and 3 folders) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH0014
Summary
Photographs of the Weedin family and friends, scenes from the Coupville, Deming and Acme areas, and images related to the U.S. Immigration Service at the Washington-Canada border
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Selections from the 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.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Luther Weedin was born John Luther Weedin on November 22, 1872 in Otterville, Missouri. The Weedin family moved to Seattle when Luther Weedin was an infant. Following his schooling, Luther Weedin worked in logging on Whidby Island in his twenties. In 1897 he worked as a packer in Skagway, Alaska as part of the Alaska gold rush. On his return he was pursuaded to run for sheriff of Island County. Luther Weedin was the sheriff of Island County, Washington, 1897-1901, serving two terms and then returned to his logging buisiness. In 1907 Luther married Athaleen Harrington. Weedin then served as assessor and treasurer for the county. He was in Island County politics until 1911.The Weedin's son Harrington was born in 1912. In 1913 with proceeds from his timber operation Luther Weedin bought the Island County Abstract Business. He directed it successfully before selling it in 1921. Throughout this time Luther remained involved in politics, serving as an elector, food comissioner, member of the National Defense Comittee and finally chairman of the state Electoral College in 1920. In 1921 he was appointed U.S. Immigration Commissioner in Seattle in 1921 and served until 1933. Subsequently, he ran a title insurance business in Coupeville on Whidbey Island and also attempted a dairy business.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs include portraits of Luther and Athaleen Weedin and their son Harrington; group portraits of the Coupeville chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and scenes in Coupeville; the U.S. Immigration Service Border Patrol employees and buildings near the Washington-Canada border and a panorama photograph of the Annual Conference of Immigration and Naturalization Officials in Washington, D.C. Two albums depict a timber claim, cabins and cabin life, including images of people reading, playing cards, etc., near Acme or Deming, Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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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

 

U.S. Immigration ServiceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 1922-1933?
1/1 2 1922-1933?
1/1 3 1922-1933?
1/1 4 1922-1933?
1/1 5 1922-1933?
1/1 6 1922-1933?
1/1 7 1922-1933?
box-folder:oversize
M270 8
Formal group portrait of a group of immigration officials at the Annual Conference of Immigration and Naturalization Officials, Washington D.C.
Songrer, Washington D.C (photographer)
Written on front: Annual Conference of Immigration and Naturalization Officials, Dept. of Labor Received by President Hoover, Dec 3-5, 1929.
December 1929

Family PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 21
 Portrait of Luther Weedin as a young man
L.H. Seely, Everett, WA (photographer)
1900-1910?
1/3 22 November 22, 1929
1/3 23 1920-1930?
1/3 24 1929?
1/3 25
 Portrait of Luther Weedin later in life
J. Arthur Young, Seattle, WA (photographer)
1930?
1/3 26
 Portrait of Albert Johnson
Mezzo Studio, Tacoma, WA (photographer)
Written on front: With personal regards, Albert Johnson.
1924
1/3 27 1900?
1/3 28
 Portrait of a middle aged Athaleen Weedin
Myers, Everett, WA (photographer)
1920?
1/3 29
 Portrait of a middle aged Athaleen Weedin
James & Merrihew, Seattle & Tacoma (photographer)
1925?
1/3 30
 Portrait of a middle aged Athaleen Weedin
Zenn, Seattle (photographer)
1930?
1/3 31
 Portrait of Harrington Weedin as a youth
Bushnell, Seattle (photographer)
1905-1915?
box-folder:oversize
XH1 32 1900-1910?
XH1 33 1905-1915?

Album A , 1910?Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 A1 1910?
1/4 A2a 1910?
1/4 A2b 1910?
1/4 A3 1910?
1/4 A4a 1910?
1/4 A4b 1910?
1/4 A5a 1910?
1/4 A5b 1910?
1/4 A6 1910?
1/4 A7 1910?
1/4 A8 1910?
1/4 A9 1910?
1/4 A10a 1910?
1/4 A10b 1910?
1/4 A11a 1910?
1/4 A11b 1910?
1/4 A12 1910?
1/4 A13a 1910?
1/4 A13b 1910?
1/4 A14a 1910?
1/4 A14b 1910?
1/4 A15a 1910?
1/4 A15b 1910?
1/4 A16a 1910?
1/4 A16b 1910?
1/4 A17a-b 1910?
1/4 A18 1910?
1/4 A19 1910?
1/4 A20 1910?
1/4 A21 1910?
1/4 A22 1910?
1/4 A23a-c 1910?
1/4 A23d 1910?
1/4 A24 1910?
1/4 A25 1910?
1/4 A26 1910?
1/4 A27a 1910?
1/4 A27b 1910?
1/4 A28a 1910?
1/4 A28b 1910?
1/4 A29 1910?
1/4 A30a 1910?
1/4 A30b 1910?
1/4 A31a-b 1910?
1/4 A32a 1910?
1/4 A32b 1910?
1/4 A33a 1910?
1/4 A33b 1910?
1/4 A33c 1910?
1/4 A34a,c 1910?
1/4 A34b 1910?
1/4 A35a 1911
1/4 A35b 1910?
1/4 A36a 1911
1/4 A36b 1911
1/4 A37a 1910?
1/4 A37b 1910?
1/4 A38a 1915-1925?
1/4 A38b 1915-1925?
1/4 A38c 1915-1925?
1/4 A39 1915-1925?
1/4 A40a-e 1915-1925?
1/4 A41a-c 1915-1925?
1/4 A41d 1915-1925?
1/4 A41e 1915-1925?
1/4 A42a-b 1915-1925?
1/4 A42c
Man standing in the snow, Coupeville, WA
1915-1925?
1/4 A42d 1915-1925?
1/4 A42e 1915-1925?
1/4 A43a 1915-1925?
1/4 A43b 1915-1925?
1/4 A43c-e 1915-1925?
1/4 A44a-c 1915-1925?
1/4 A44d 1915-1925?
1/4 A44e 1915-1925?
1/4 A45a 1915-1925?
1/4 A45b 1915-1925?
1/4 A44c 1915-1925?
1/4 A44d 1915-1925?

Album BReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/5 B1 1907?
1/5 B2 1907?
1/5 B3 1907?
1/5 B4-5 1907?
1/5 B6 1907?
1/5 B7 1907?
1/5 B8 1907?
1/5 B9 1907?
1/5 B10 1907?
1/5 B11 1907?
1/5 B12 1907?
1/5 B13 1907?
1/5 B14 1907?
1/5 B15 1907?
1/5 B16 1907?
1/5 B17 1907?
1/5 B18 1907?
1/5 B19 1907?
1/5 B20 1907?
1/5 B21 1907?
1/5 B22 1907?
1/5 B23 1907?
1/5 B24-25 1907?
1/5 B26 1907?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Weedin, Athaleen--Photographs
  • Weedin, Harrington--Photographs
  • Weedin, Luther, 1872-1942--Family--Photographs
  • Weedin, Luther, 1872-1942--Friends and associates--Photographs
  • Weedin, Luther, 1872-1942--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Blaine (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Coupeville (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Deming (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Whidbey Island (Wash.)--Photographs