Couch-Derickson Family photograph collection, circa 1860s-1920s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Couch-Derickson family
Title
Couch-Derickson Family photograph collection
Dates
circa 1860s-1920s (inclusive)
Quantity
37 photographic prints and tintypes (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1337
Summary
Photographs of members of the Couch and Derickson families
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.

Additional Reference Guides
Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Couch-Derickson collection hosts members of the Couch family, which eventually grew to encompass accompanying surnames of Derickson, Kurtz, and Haslam. Central members include Laura (Wheeler) Couch, Emma (Couch) Derickson, and Laura (Couch) Kurtz. The majority of photographs and tintypes in the collection were made by studios in Chicago, Illinois, and the family developed strong ties throughout the Midwest, which are evidenced by the locales of friends and subsequent generations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection features three generations of the Couch-Derickson family, as well as acquaintances and friends, and contains photographs and tintypes spanning from the late 1860s to the 1920s.

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

 

Laura (Wheeler) CouchReturn to Top

Laura Wheeler was born in New York circa 1823 and married Oliver Couch. The two had three children: Theodore (b. 1844), Emma (b. 1849), and Mary (b. 1856).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
 Carte de visite portrait of Laura Wheeler Couch
People's Gallery, Tinsley Bros., Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: My beloved Grandma Laura Wheeler Couch.
circa 1868
1/1 2 circa 1870
1/1 3 circa 1873
1/1 4
 Cabinet card portrait of Laura Wheeler Couch
Brands Studio, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Grandmother.
circa 1887

Emma (Couch) DericksonReturn to Top

Emma B. Couch was born in New York circa 1849 to Oliver and Laura (Wheeler) Couch. She married John L. Derickson in 1868 in Cook Co., Illinois, and the two had at least three children: Laura (b. 1872), Lucy (b. 1881), and George (b. 1885).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 5
 Carte de viste portrait of Emma Couch
Burpee, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
circa 1867
1/2 6
 Carte de viste portrait of Emma Couch
People's Gallery, Tinsley Bros., Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Aunt Emma.
circa 1868
1/2 7
 Portrait of Emma Derickson mounted on black card frame
De Lux, Denver, Colorado (Photographer)
circa 1873
1/2 8
 Portrait of Emma Derickson
Taylor & Martin Studios, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Aunt Emma Couch Derickson.
circa 1886
1/2 9
 Portrait of Emma Derickson
Brands Studio, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Aunt Emma Couch Derickson.
circa 1887
1/2 10
 Portrait of John L. Derickson
Taylor & Martin Studios, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Uncle John L. Derickson.
John L. Derickson was born circa 1843 in Pennsylvania to Richard and Mary Derickson.
circa 1887
1/2 11
 Portrait of Mary Derickson
Brands Studio, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Grandma Derickson.
circa 1892

Children and grandchildren of Emma and John DericksonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 12
 Laura (Derickson) Haslam at age 5
Robinson & Co., Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Cousin Laura age 5.
circa 1877
1/3 13
 Portrait of Jimmie Haslam, age 4
Vreeland, S.D (photographer)
Likley the son of John and Laura (Derickson) Haslam. Written on verso: Jimmie Haslam aged 4, 1897, Posed by himself.
circa 1920s
1/3 14
 Carte de viste portrait of Richard "Richie" Oliver Derickson, age 3
Robinson & Co., Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Richie Derickson.
Richie Derickson was born in 1875 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Emma Derickson. He died in 1878.
circa 1877
1/3 15
 Lucy Derickson at about 20
Written on verso: Cousin Lucy.
circa 1902

Laura (Couch) KurtzReturn to Top

Laura Couch (b. circa 1873) was the daughter of Theodore and Eliza (Roberts) Couch and the niece of John and Emma Derickson. Laura Couch was married to William B. Kurtz.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 16
 Laura Couch on chair at age 5
Robinson & Co., Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
circa 1877
1/4 17
 Carte de visite of Laura Couch at age 6
Charles F. Johnson, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
circa 1879
1/4 18
 Laura Couch in hat, age 6
Charles F. Johnson, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: same day.
circa 1879
1/4 19
 Laura Couch with long hair
Edwin L. Brand, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
circa 1883
1/4 20
 Laura Couch
Tintype
circa 1876
1/5 21
 Laura Couch, in hat and cape with fur trim
Edwin L. Brand, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
circa 1891
1/5 22
 Laura Couch
Edwin L. Brand, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Yours L.A.C.
circa 1891
1/5 23 circa 1890
1/5 24
 Carte de visite of Laura Couch, age 22
Charles F. Hartley, Chicago, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Laura 1895
1895
1/5 25
 Laura Couch
John H. Ryder, Cleveland, Ohio (photographer)
circa 1896
1/5 26
 Carte de visite of Laura Couch on black backing
A.J. Breitwish, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (photographer)
circa 1899

Friends and FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 27
 Portrait of "Auntie" Annie Apple with unique diagonal layout
Gamer Studio, Omaha, Nebraska (photographer)
Written on verso: Aunt Annie Apple.
circa 1895
1/6 28
 Carte de visite portrait of Elsie Butts
Sherraden Studio, Council Bluffs, Iowa (photographer)
Written on verso: Very Sincerely--Elsie E. Butts, 820 1st Ave, Council Bluffs.
circa 1890
1/6 29
 Portrait of Elsie E. Butts
Will Armstrong, Milwalkee (photographer)
circa 1890s
1/7 30
 Carte de visite of Nellie Moore
C.H. Sherraden, Council Bluffs, Iowa (photographer)
circa 1893
1/7 31
 Zadi Gannaway at age four with toy
Written on verso: Zadi Gannaway. Age 4 years.
circa 1924
1/7 32
 Henry Esch, St. Paul
Written on verso: Henry Esch, 50 XX Rondo St., St. Paul.
1890-1900
1/7 33
 Thomas B. Lacey Jr. in his Spanish American War uniform
C.H. Sherraden, Council Bluffs, Iowa (photographer)
circa 1898
1/8 34
 Arthur B. Allen standing with his arm on chair
Taylors Gallery, Berlin (photographer)
January 20, 1881
1/8 35
 The children of Ben Foster: Elpha (also written as Elfie), Ross, and Clarence
L.K. Oldroyd, Falls City, Nebraska (photographer)
Written on verso: Elpha Ross & Clareince Foster Children of Ben Foster Ruth Reeds Brother.
circa 1885
1/8 36
 Three children: Rogers, Ava (?), and Ruth Smith
Bixby, Herington, Kansas (photographer)
circa 1890
1/8 37
 Timmerman family around a coffee table
Harvey & Ennis, Art Photography, Canton, Illinois (photographer)
Written on verso: Jim Timmerman, Annie Reed Timmerman + Charley Timmerman, Jim + Charley Drad.
circa 1890

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Families--Middle West--Photographs
  • Photographs--Specimens
  • Tintype--Specimens
  • Family Names :
  • Couch-Derickson family--Friends and associates--Photographs
  • Couch-Derickson family--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Tintypes (prints)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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