William Stanley photograph collection, circa 1883-1950  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Stanley (Family : Stanley, William, 1839-1918)
Title
William Stanley photograph collection
Dates
circa 1883-1950 (inclusive)
Quantity
1224 photographic prints
Collection Number
PH0345
Summary
Photographs of streetcars and public transportation in Seattle and elsewhere, family portraits, and Seattle and other views
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

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William L. Stanley (1839-1918) was born in Ireland. Sarah Baker (1853-1910) was born in Iowa. William and Sarah married in 1869. Together they had 5 children: Maggie (1871), John Luther (1875), Sadie (1880), Ida (1885), Josephine (1893). Ida married George Cessna.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains: 536 mounted and unmounted black and white prints and snapshots of streetcars and public transportation in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Everett, Bellingham, Yakima, Bellingham, and British Columbia (1900-1950); miscellaneous images of Seattle views, parades, Yellowstone National Park, Eastern Canada, Great Britain, aerial views of France; Stanley family portraits; other identified and unidentified portraits. Also includes 5 albums with 688 black and white snapshots of Stanley family and home life (1900-1915), Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE)(1909), Navy life on board ship and shore leave in California (1920s-1940s). Also includes 15 black and white prints of the Stanley and Worden partnership in the Klondike (1897) and in Seattle (1901-1911).

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

 

Box 1: Streetcars and public transportationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/1
Streetcars, public transportation. San Francisco. 8x10 black and white. (5)
1/2
Streetcars, public transportation. Portland. 1 identified on verso as Portland Traction Co. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/3
Streetcars, public transportation. Portland. Some identified on verso as Oregon City Line, Portland Traction Co. 8x10 black and white. (9)
1/4
Streetcars, public transportation. Portland. Identified as Oregon Electric Rwy. black and white snapshots. (16)
1/5
Streetcars, public transportation. Bellingham. 1 identified as Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Hotel. 8x10 black and white. (2)
1/6
Streetcars, public transportation. Everett. 8x10 black and white. (1)
1/7
Streetcars, public transportation. Grays Harbor area. Grays Harbor Rwy and Light Co. 5x7 black and white. (1)
1/8
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 1 identified as Seattle Renton Rwy. Snapshots. (12)
1/9
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. Snapshots. (10)
1/10
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 8x10 black and white. (8)
1/11
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/12
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/13
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. Some identified as Seattle Traction Co. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/14
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 1 identified as Seattle Central Rwy. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/15
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/16
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/17
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. Some identified as Madison Street Cable Rwy, Seattle Municipal Rwy. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/18
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. Some identified as Seattle Municipal Rwy, Rainier Valley Line. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/19
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. One identified as Lake Washington and Madrona Park. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/20
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 8x10 black and white. (10)
1/21
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. Some identified as Grant Street Electric Rwy Co., Seattle Everett Interurban. 8x10 and snapshots. (10)
1/22
Streetcars, public transportation. Seattle. 1917 strike. 8x10 black and white. (3)
1/23
Streetcars, public transportation. Yakima. One identified as Yakima Valley Transportation Co. 8x10 and 5x7 black and white. (3)
1/24
Streetcars, public transportation. Vancouver, B.C. Some identified as British Columbia Electric Ry. Co. 8x10 and 5x7 black and white. (13)
1/25
Streetcars, public transportation. Vancouver, B.C. Some identified as British Columbia Electric Ry. Co. 8x10 and 5x7 black and white. (10)
1/26
Streetcars, public transportation. Victoria, B.C. Some identified as British Columbia Electric Ry. Co. 8x10 black and white. (7)
1/27
Streetcars, public transportation. Toronto, Ontario. 8x10 black and white. (3)
1/28
Streetcars, public transportation. Montreal, Ontario. 8x10 black and white. (8)
1/29-34
Streetcars, public transportation. Unidentified.

Box 2: Seattle ScenesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
2/1
Public transportation and snowfalls of 1916, 1923. Snapshots. (25)
2/2
Public transportation and snowfalls of 1916, 1923. 8x10 black and white. Most are 8x10 copies of prints in 1. (27)
2/3
Views, public structures. 1883- 1957. 8x10 black and white. (11)
2/4
Shrine parade. 1936. 8x10 black and white. (5)
2/5
Patriotic parade. 1930s? 8x10 black and white. (8)
2/6
1 image of Grand Coulee Dam, 2 unidentified images of NW scenes. 8x10 black and white. (3)
2/7
Yellowstone Nat. Park. 8x10 and snapshots. (3)
2/8
Eastern Canada: Montreal, Quebec, Niagara Falls, etc. circa 1939-1959? 8x10 black and white. (17)
2/9
British Isles (England and Scotland, circa 1943) 8x10 black and white. (5)
2/10
Portraits of Churchill and Bob Hope. 1943-44. 8x10 black and white. (4)
2/11
France: Paris and Rouen? aerial views. circa 1943- 44. 8x10 black and white. (12)
2/12
Miscellaneous images.

Box 3: Stanley and Worden Photographs, Family PortraitsReturn to Top

Items from box 3 have been moved to the following locations: folders 1-5 are now in box 4; items from folders 6, 7, and 11 are now in box 4. Items from folders 8, 9, 10, and 11 are now in box OS2.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
3/1
Stanley and Worden Klondike expedition, 1897. "Cabins". (2)
3/2
Stanley and Worden Klondike Expedition, 1897. "Boxers". (2)
3/3
Stanley and Worden Klondike Expedition, 1897. "Miners". (2)
3/4
Stanley and Worden Klondike Expedition, 1897. "Portraits" (3)
3/5
Stanley and Worden Klondike Expedition, 1897. "Miners" and "Tivoli Gardens, staff and patrons?" (2)
3/6
Party at Eldorado mine in the Klondike. Kinsey and Kinsey. [n.d.] Unmounted print. (1)
3/7
Portrait of Stanley and Worden, engineers. 1898 (3)
3/8
Stanley and Worden, engineers - project photos. Excavating hill in back of new Western Hotel, 1st Ave. S of Battery; Arcade Bldg. excavation (1901); E Fir between 11th Ave. and 12th Ave. (1903). (3)
3/9
Group of men, circa 1900. (1)
3/10
Stanley family portraits. (5)
3/11
Portraits of Inga Robertson (2) and Jacqueline Stanley (1).

Box 4: Stanley family portraits and other portraitsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
4/1-3
Stanley family portraits (19)
4/4
Stanley theatrical career. circa 1960s. (10)
4/5-7
Stanley family portraits (9)
4/8
Cessna family photos (2)
4/9
LaMonte family photos. (3)
4/10
Robertson family photos. (6)
4/11
Tenny family photos. (3)
4/12
Vognild family photos. (3)
4/13-15
Other portraits. (16)
4/16-17
Children's portraits (11)
4/18-19
Women's portraits. (6)
4/20-22
Male portraits (12)
4/23
Couple's portraits. (3)
4/24
Group portraits. (11)

Box 5: AlbumsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Album
1
68 snapshots depicting Navy life (on board ships and on shore), family, pets, homes, copy photographic prints of "girly" cartoons. circa 1920s-1930s?
2
70 snapshots document Navy life in Southern California (San Diego?); shipboard life, ship equipment, vessels, shore excursions, friends, furloughs, mascots, etc. Also general snapshots of Mission Beach, San Diego and Southern California oil fields. circa 1920s-1930s. Tipped in: one loose black and white studio photograph of two African-American Navy men (unidentified) clasping hands.
3-4
(Album 3 - 116 snapshots; Album 4 - 188 snapshots) Mounted black and white snapshots. circa 1900-1915? Seattle family and neighborhood life, residences, sports and recreation, Puget Sound excursions.
5
246 mounted black and white snapshots of Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE). 1909. [Stanley tipped in note: "I was there"] Family photos, recreation, outings.

Box 6: Oversize photographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 6

3 photographs of Stanley and Worden party at Eldorado, Klondike. 1 photograph of Stanley and Worden engineer project at 12th Ave, NE and NE 52nd. (1904) (Webster and Stevens 631)

Box 7: Oversize photographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 7

  • 1) Portrait of John Luther Stanley. Crayon photoprint.
  • 2) Portrait of Kari (Kvalsjud) Stanley. Crayon photoprint.
  • 3) Portraits of Camille (William Stanley's brother) as a child. Mounted on one backing.
  • 4) Portraits of William Stanley as a child? Mounted on one backing.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Other Creators :
    • Family Names :
    • Cessna (Family: Cessna, George, 1879-1948) (creator)