L. Wilson Clark Photographs, 1870s-1880s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Clark, L. Wilson
L. Wilson Clark Photographs
1870s-1880s (inclusive)
17 photographic prints (1 box)
Collection Number
Photographs of residents of Olympia, and locations in and around Olympia,Washington Territory.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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 more information.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

L. Wilson Clark, originally from Illinois, was a photographer in Olympia in Washington Territory during the 1880s. His studio was located on Main Street. His photography studio was taken over by A.D. Rogers in 1889.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of photographs documenting life in Olympia during the 1870s and 1880s, before Washington became a state in 1889. Among the photographs are buildings, portraits, group photographs, and photographs of members of the Washington Territory Legislature. There is also an image of the Tenino train depot and a photo of Tumwater Falls. All photographs in this collection are by L. Wilson Clark.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


OlympiaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 circa 1870s
1 2 circa 1870s
1 3 circa 1870s
1 4 circa 1870s
Folder item
2 5
 Lee family, Olympia, Washington Territory
Written on front: Bessie Frances, Lewis Earle, Lerrie Buyson Lee, Herbert Murston, William B. Lee, Mary Murston.
August 1887
2 6 circa 1880s
2 7 circa 1880s

Washington Territory Legislative MembersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
3 8 1881
3 9 1881
3 10 1883
3 11 1883
3 12 1885
3 13a 1885
3 13b
Members of the House, Washington Territory
Same portraits as item 13a, but in a different order.
3 14 1887-1888

Other Washington LocationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
4 15 circa 1880s
4 16 circa 1880s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Buildings--Washington (State)--Olympia--Photographs
  • Legislators--Washington (State)--Olympia--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Clark, L. Wilson
  • Corporate Names :
  • Washington (State). Legislature--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Olympia (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Washington (State)--Officials and employees--Photographs