Fannie E. Taylor Photographs, approximately 1909  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Taylor, Fannie, 1873-1966
Fannie E. Taylor Photographs
approximately 1909 (inclusive)
18 black and white photographic prints (1 folder)
Collection Number
Photographs of islands, bays, rivers, and structures in Clallam and Jefferson Counties, 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
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Fannie E. Taylor, also known as Mrs. W. F. Taylor, moved to Mora, Washington, in 1909. After arriving in Mora, Fannie took a job as postmistress of Mora, a position she held until 1924. Fannie's daughter Tealie served as postmistress from 1924, when Fannie left to teach school on the Navajo Reservation for the Indian Service until Fannie again became postmistress in 1937. The post office was discontinued on September 30, 1942, as a result of the area being purchased under the Public Works Administration, eventually to be added to Olympic National Park.

Besides serving as postmistress, Fannie operated the store and overnight accommodations at Mora. She was also an active photographer, capturing the scenery and industries around the Olympic Peninsula.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains eighteen black and white photographs of various locations in Clallam and Jefferson Counties in Washington state. The photographs depict scenery and islands along the coastal area including James Island and Cape Flattery. Most of the photographs are long panorama photographs printed on postcard stock. All photographs are signed "Mrs. W.F. Taylor. Mora, Wash."

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Container(s) Description Dates
1  Clallam Bay, Washington 1909?
2  Cable suspension bridge across the Dicky River, Mora, Washington
Caption on reverse: "Just below K.O. Erickson's store. Source: B&C Ouira [sp?]."
3  Hoh River and riverbank 1909?
4  Mouth of the Quillayute River from Old Indian Trail on James Island 1909?
5  Beach and mouth of Scott Creek with view of Teahwhit Head in distance 1909?
6  Cape Flattery and ocean waves 1909?
7  Cape Flattery and ocean waves (looking north) circa 1909
8  Tatoosh Island, Cape Flattery 1909?
9  Carroll Island, U.S. Geodetic Station 1909?
10  Small islands along coast
Caption: "Sunset, Giants Graveyard."
11  Sea lions on Jagged Islet
Jagged Islet is also known as Sea Lion Rock or Jagged Island.
12  James Island 1909?
13  Man and woman posed by wooden structure near body of water
Caption: "Looking south from U.S.G. Station on James Island."
14  Beach at Waadah Island and U.S. Revenue Cutter 1909?
15  Beach and rocks at Lonely Cove 1909?
16  Morse Canning Company building 1909?
17-18  Mt. Olympus and Hoh Canyon "from Olympic pack train camp at the Divide" 1909?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Beaches--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Bodies of water --Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Islands--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Clallam County (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Flattery, Cape (Wash.)--Photographs
  • James Island (Clallam County, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Jefferson County (Wash.)--Photographs