McMicken family photograph collection, 1845-1924  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
McMicken family
Title
McMicken family photograph collection
Dates
1845-1924 (inclusive)
Quantity
80 photographic prints
3 photographs : tintype
1 drawing
1 print : engraving
(1 box, 1 folder)
Collection Number
PH0498
Summary
Photographs of early Olympia, Washington, the William McMicken family, John G. Parker and his wife Jerusha Jane Parker, and the Gilmore Hays family
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

William McMicken was born in Youngstown, New York in 1827 and learned engineering from his father's firm. He moved to Wisconsin and then to Minnesota. When the Civil War started, he joined the army, and was commissioned first lieutenant in Company B of the Tenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, which fought against the Sioux in 1862. He subsequently was assigned to the Department of Tennessee, the Sixteenth Army Corps. After the war he returned to Minnesota and was appointed assessor of internal revenue of the state's First Congressional district. He moved to the Puget Sound region in 1871 for health reasons and was eventually appointed the surveyor general for Washington Territory. A distinguished Mason, he was accorded high Masonic Honors at his funeral in 1899.

William McMicken married Rowena Ostrander. The 1878 wedding of their son, Herbert McMicken to Helen Parker linked together the four families represented in this collection: the McMickens, the Parkers, the Ostranders, and the Hays. Herbert was related to the Ostranders through his mother, Rowena. Helen was related to the Hays family though her mother, Jerusha Jane. The families resided in the area of Washington Territory that later became Olympia, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of McMicken, Hays and Parker family portraits and scenes in Olympia, Washington during the territorial period.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Photocopies of the oversize prints are included in Box 1.

View the digital version of the collection.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions might exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the repository for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Captain William McMickenReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1-2
 William McMicken
: Tintypes
ca. 1860s
1/1 3 ca. 1860s
1/1 4
 William McMicken
Easton's Photographic Gallery, Rochester, Minn. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/1 5
 William McMicken
Beal's Art Gallery, Minneapolis, Minn. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/1 6
 William McMicken
Geo. P. Hall, St. Louis, Mo. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/1 7
 William McMicken
Howell, Broadway (photographer)
ca. 1880s
1/1 8-9
 William McMicken
Rogers, Olympia, Wash. (photographer)
Sept. 1899
1/1 10
 William McMicken
Same image as item 9.
Sept. 1899

Rowena Ostrander McMickenReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 11
 Rowena McMicken
S.E. Curtiss, Waterloo, Wis. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/2 12
 Rowena McMicken
Beal's Photographic Studio, Minneapolis, Minn. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/2 13-14
 Rowena McMicken
Easton's Photographic Gallery, Rochester, Minn. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/2 15 ca. 1860s
1/2 16 ca. 1860s
1/2 17-18
 Rowena McMicken
A.B. Woodard, Olympia, Wash. (photographer)
ca. 1870s
1/2 19
 Rowena McMicken
Moore Portrait Photographers, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
ca. 1870s
1/2 20-22 1905
1/2 23
 Rowena McMicken
Davies, Portland, Or. (photographer)
ca. 1905

[Maurice McMicken?]Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 24
 [Maurice McMicken?]
Taber, San Francisco, Calif. (photographer)
undated
1/3 25 undated
box:oversize
OS3 26
 [Maurice McMicken?]
Grady, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
undated

Unidentified McMicken Family MembersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 27
 Baby
Clark, Olympia, Wash. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/4 28
 Elderly woman
Elmer & Tenney, Winona, Minn. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/4 29
 Elderly man
Walter C. North, Utica, N.Y. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/4 30
 Woman
A.B. Woodard, Olympia, Wash. (photographer)
ca. 1860s
1/4 31
 Man
Rockwood, 17 Union Square (photographer)
ca. 1870s
1/4 32
 Woman
Rockwood, 17 Union Square (photographer)
ca. 1870s
1/4 33
 Woman
Curtis (photographer)
undated

Hays FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/5 34
 Major Gilmore Hays
Copy from a daguerreotype.
ca. 1845
1/5 35
 Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Hays, Lexington, Mo.
Copy from a daguerreotype.
1845
box:oversize
OS3 36 ca. 1870s
Box/Folder
1/5 37 1899

Parker FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 38
 Captain John G. Parker
Born in 1829 and died in 1908.
undated
1/6 39
 Jerusha Jane Parker
Born in 1835 and died in 1917.
undated
1/6 40
 Jerusha Jane Parker
A.L. Jackson, Tacoma, Wash. (photographer)
undated
1/6 41 undated

Olympia, Washington, ResidencesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Various
Box/Folder item
1/7 42 1921
1/7 43 1921
1/7 44 Oct. 1921
1/7 45 1921
1/7 46 Feb. 1922
1/7 47-48 1921
1/7 49 1921
1/7 50-51 1921
1/7 52 undated
1/7 53 1922
1/7 54 1924
1/7 55 Oct. 1921
1/7 56 ca. 1922
1/7 57 undated
1/7 58 Feb. 1922
1/7 59 1923
1/7 60 1921
1/7 61
 T.M. Reed house
Later the site of the Theatre Liberty.
1924
1/7 62
 Rosenthal house
Later the C.S. Church.
ca. 1921
1/7 63-66 1918
1/7 67 Feb. 1922
McMicken House
Box/Folder item
1/8 68-70
 McMicken house
Formerly the Tilton house.
undated
1/8 71 ca. 1890
1/8 72 ca. 1908-1912

Olympia, Washington, LocationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/9 73 1868
1/9 74 1870
1/9 75 undated
1/9 76 1918
1/9 77 undated
1/9 78 Oct. 1921
1/9 79 ca. 1921
1/9 80 ca. 1921
1/9 81 1924
1/9 82 1924
1/9 83 1924
1/9 84 1924

Tacoma, WashingtonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/10 85 1865

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Commercial buildings--Washington (State)--Olympia--Photographs
  • Families--Washington (State)--Olympia
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Houses--Washington (State)--Olympia
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)--Olympia--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • McMicken, Maurice--Photographs
  • McMicken, Rowena J. Ostrander, 1835-1910--Photographs
  • McMicken, William, 1827-1899--Photographs
  • Parker, Jerusha Jane, 1835-1917--Photographs
  • Family Names :
  • McMicken family--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Olympia (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Drawings
  • Engravings
  • Photographic prints
  • Tintypes

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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