Yakima Valley Farming photograph album, circa 1910  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Yakima Valley Farming photograph album
Dates
circa 1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
37 photographs in 1 album (1 box)
Collection Number
PH1039
Summary
Album of photographs of farming activities, orchards and farmers' homes in the Yakima Valley
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 more information.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of farming in the Yakima Valley, including views of orchards, fruit, farming activities, and farmers' homes. It includes a series of photographs of artesian wells drilled in the Moxee Valley near Pomona, Washington. Also includes a bird's-eye map of the Yakima Valley and a 1909 promotional poster with a W.P Romans panorama photograph of the Yakima Valley. Many of the photographs are by Webster & Stevens. This album was most likely used to encourage settlement in the Yakima Valley by showing the bountiful crops and abundant water sources.

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Restrictions on Use

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Yakima Valley Farming Photos AlbumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Album item
1 1
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 2 circa 1910s
1 3 circa 1910s
1 4 circa 1910s
1 5
 View of house and orchard with small saplings, matured flowering trees, and farmhouse, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 15970)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
Handwritten next to photograph: [illegible] cherry. Noted next to the smaller trees in front of the house is 2 yrs and noted next to the larger, flowered trees behind the house is 5yrs.
circa 1910s
1 6
 View of Yakima Valley orchards and houses, Nob Hill, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 16045)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
Handwritten next to photograph: Nob Hill 2yr & 3 yrs
circa 1910s
1 7
 Flowering orchard trees with farmhouse, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 16020)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
Handwritten on photograph in top left corner: C.A Larson.
circa 1910s
1 8
 View of orchards, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 16015)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
circa 1910s
1 9 circa 1910s
1 10
 Woman picking winesap apples from tree bending towards earth due to weight of its fruit, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 18403)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
Handwritten next to photo: Winesap 5 yrs.
circa 1910s
1 11
 Winesap apple tree bent toward earth due to weight of its fruit, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 18405)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
Handwritten under photo: Winesap 5 yrs.
circa 1910s
1 12 circa 1910s
1 13
 Family picking apples from tree in orchard, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 18413)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
Handwritten above photograph: 6 yr [illegible]
circa 1910s
1 14
 Wolf River apple tree bearing large fruit, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 18465)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
An apple in the photo has a measuring tape pinned around it, measuring the apple's circumference at 15in.Handwritten on photograph: Wolf River.
circa 1910s
1 15 circa 1910s
1 16 circa 1910s
1 17 circa 1910s
1 18 circa 1910s
1 19
 Three men picking apples in orchard, Yakima Valley, WA. (W&S 18458)
Webster and Stevens (Photographer)
Handwritten on photo: 18000 fr. $2400 2 yrs ago 10 years old.
circa 1910s
1 20 circa 1910s
1 21 circa 1910s
1 22 circa 1910s
1 23 circa 1910s
1 24
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 25a circa 1910s
1 25b
 Five men standing in Huxtable Model Orchards, North Yakima, WA
Photograph reads: Huxtable Model Orchards. Suburbs North Yakima, Wash.
circa 1910s
1 26
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 27a
 Postcard of a family sitting in front of farmhouse and orchard, Yakima Valley, WA
Written on card: A Yakima Valley home. Supported by the orchard behind it.
circa 1910
1 27b
 Postcard of a family viewing an orchard of apple trees, Yakima Valley, WA
Written on card: Own a Home in the Land of the Apple Blossom.
circa 1910s
1 28
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 29a
 Two women standing next to a fruit laden broken apple tree in orchard, Yakima, WA
Handwritten on photo: Five year old Yakima apple breaking down with its weight of fruit.
circa 1910s
1 29b
 Committee of eleven men standing in front of house and orchard, Yakima Valley, WA
Handwritten on photograph: Committee who inspected and recommended Elim [sic] Colony.
circa 1910s
1 30 circa 1910s
1 31
 Man picking pears from tree in orchard, Yakima Valley, WA. (Colville 623)
Colville (Photographer)
Written on photo: $10.00 worth of fruit in 6 year old tree. Bartlett pear tree, Olsen Fruit Co. Parker District.
1910
1 32
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 33a circa 1910s
1 33b
 Orchard rows with men standing by trees, Yakima Valley, WA
Written on photo: $5.00 worth of apples per tree on five year old trees.
circa 1910s
1 34
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 35 circa 1910s
1 36-42
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 43
 Large well spouting water with four men watching, Pomona, WA
Written on photo: Well no. 4, Pomona, Wash.The part of the Yakima Valley east of the Yakima River is known as the Moxee Valley. This is where most of the artesian wells in the valley were located. Pomona is located near the town of Moxee. On March 14, 1913, H.R. Linse working for the Pomona Artesian Irrigation Company struck an artesian spring of water in the fourth well drilled in the Pomona Heights area of the Yakima Valley. Water was struck at 400 feet
circa March 1913
1 44
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 45
 Large well spouting water, view of valley in background, Pomona, WA
Written on photo: Well no. 3, Pomona, Wash.The part of the Yakima Valley east of the Yakima River is known as the Moxee Valley. This is where most of the artesian wells in the valley were located. Pomona is located near the town of Moxee.
circa 1913
1 46
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 47
 Large well spouting water into field, Pomona, WA
Written on photo: Well #2 Pomona, Wash.The part of the Yakima Valley east of the Yakima River is known as the Moxee Valley. This is where most of the artesian wells in the valley were located. Pomona is located near the town of Moxee.
circa 1913
1 48
Blank page
circa 1910s
1 49
 Large well spouting water, man watching, Pomona, WA
Written on photo: Well #1 Pomona, Wash.The part of the Yakima Valley east of the Yakima River is known as the Moxee Valley. This is where most of the artesian wells in the valley were located. Pomona is located near the town of Moxee.
circa 1913
1 50
 Map of Yakima Valley and Central Washington
Written on map: Bird's-eye view of Yakima Valley and Central Washington.
circa 1910s
1 51
Large, panoramic pullout advertisement of Yakima Valley, from Yakima Realty & Investment Company, Yakima Valley, WA
Romans' Photo Co., Seattle, WA (Photographer)
Copyrighted to: Pike & Spence.
1909

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Apples
  • Farming
  • Fruit
  • Promotional Advertising
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Colville (Photographer)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Western Empire Land Co
  • Geographical Names :
  • Yakima Valley, Washington
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Webster & Stevens (photographer)