Seattle Tent and Awning photograph collection, between 1950 and 1969?  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Seattle Tent & Awning Co
Title
Seattle Tent and Awning photograph collection
Dates
between 1950 and 1969? (inclusive)
Quantity
60 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1151
Summary
Photographs of Seattle Tent and Awning products on buildings in Seattle and Tacoma including the Air Seal airhouse used for buildings in Seattle and Tacoma
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

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

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Tent & Awning Co. was a tent, awning, and fabric company founded in Seattle, WA in 1896. During the time when these photos were produced, Seattle Tent & Awning was located at 310 Westlake Avenue North in Seattle. The company produced awnings and tents for both commercial and residential use. Their product, the Air: Seal Airhouse was used to enclose a number of spaces, from swimming pools to airplanes. Airhouses used fans to keep inflated while maintaining a comfortable temperature inside and making the heating of pools easy.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains photographs of products made by the Seattle Tent & Awning Company in Seattle and surrounding cities. The collection includes photos of private residences, Pacific Lutheran College, and commericial settings. Many of these photographs are the originals of images used in the brochure, "Air: Seal Airhouses," published by Seattle Tent & Awning Co. in 1959.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View the digital version of the collectdion

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Entire collection available on digital site. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Air: Seal BuildingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/11 2 circa 1950s
1/11 3 circa 1950s
1/11 4 circa 1950s
1/12 5
 A deflated Air: Seal Airhouse covering a Boeing Jet
Monroe & Atkins, Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950
1/12 6
 An inflated Air: Seal Airhouse covering a Boeing Jet
Monroe & Atkins, Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/13 7 circa 1950s
1/13 8 circa 1950s
1/13 9
  The Air: Seal Airhouse at Larson Air Force Base, Grant County, Washington
Hildebrand Photographers, Moses Lake, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/14 10-11
 The Air: Seal Airhouse at the Maude Hungerford residence
Photographic Productions Inc., Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/15 12
 People in and around a pool inside an Air: Seal Airhouse
Monroe & Atkins, Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/15 13 circa 1950s
1/16 14
 The Air: Seal Airhouse at the Jim Byrn residence with family gathered on deck near it
Commercial Illustrators Ltd., Vancouver, B.C (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/17 15-17 circa 1950s
1/18 18
 An Air: Seal Airhouse with trees and plants around it
Don Anderson, Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/18 19-20
 An Air: Seal Airhouse at the Mt. Si Motel, North Bend, Washington
Don Anderson, Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/19 21 circa 1950s
1/19 22 circa 1950s
1/19 23
 Cars and an Air at an event: Seal Airhouse
Photographic Productions Inc., Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/19 24 circa 1950s
1/20 25-26
 Group of three men discussing (possibly the Air: Seal construction)
Photographic Productions Inc., Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/21 27
 A covered pool in the yard of a private residence
Monroe & Atkins, Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/21 28
 Woman lifting the cover of a pool in the yard of a private residence
Monroe & Atkins, Seattle, WA (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/22 29 circa 1950s
1/22 30-31
 An inflated tent inside a warehouse
Monroe & Atkins (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/23 32-34
 Contact sheet of images of the production of a tent
Photographic Productions Inc (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/24 35
 An Air: Seal Airhouse at a construction site
Monroe & Atkins (photographer)
circa 1950s
1/24 36 circa 1950s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Air-supported structures--Photographs
  • Awnings industry
  • Awnings--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Tent & Awning Co.--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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