Seattle and Washington State stereocard collection, circa 1919-1928 PDF
- Seattle and Washington State stereocard collection
- circa 1919-1928 (inclusive)19191928
- 31 photographic prints on
stereo cards (1 box) : stereograph ; 3.5 x 7 in.
24 modern contact prints : stereograph
30 negatives (1 box) : stereograph
- Collection Number
- Stereoscopic views of various locations around Seattle including downtown, parks, University of Washington , lakes, Sand Point Naval Base and some views in Sammamish Valley
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
The negatives are not available for viewing without permission. Contact the Special Collections division, University of Washington Libraries.
Historical BackgroundReturn to Top
Stereographs were a popular form of photography in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Two stereoscopic pictures were mounted side by side on a card approximately seven inches wide and three inches tall. When viewed through a stereoscope or special glasses, the image appeared to be three-dimensional.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection comprises stereoscopic views of Seattle and Washington locations, landmarks, waterways, and events between 1919 and 1928. Highlights include Wide Awake, the first elephant purchased for Woodland Park Zoo; naval ships and small personal craft using the Ballard Locks; Blethen Chimes on the University of Washington campus; the ground breaking ceremony for the Sand Point Naval Air Station, cherry trees in Kirkland and logging scenes.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the Special Collections division, University of Washington Libraries for details.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
SeattleReturn to Top
Lake Union looking northeast
Parade on 1st Avenue viewed from Cherry Street
5a is a stereocard. 5b is a modern print.
Caption reads "Returning from France."
Looking northwest along 2nd Avenue
Yesler Hill with City Light Building and trolley
Caption reads "Seattle--Yesler Hill."
County-City Building with Seattle Shriners' Camp
Located at 3rd Avenue and James Street, the County-City building is now the site of the King County Courthouse.
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Boardwalk and crowd at Alki Beach
14a is a stereocard. 14b is a modern print.
Green Lake Park
Trees and shore at Lincoln Beach
18a is a stereocard. 18b is a modern print
Seward Park bathhouse
The bathhouse was built in 1927.
Wading pool in Volunteer Park
21a is a stereocard. 21b is a modern print.
"Seattle--Under the maples, Woodland Pk."
Eight year old Elephant with visitors at the Woodland Park Zoo
The elephant is quite possibly Wide Awake--the Woodland Park Zoo's first elephant, purchased in 1921.
University District and Sand Point Naval Station
Blethen Chimes, University of Washington campus
The 12 bells of Chimes Tower were donated by Colonel A.J. Blethen. They were enclosed in the tower in 1914.
Rainier Vista with Sylvan Theater in the distance
Sylvan Theater, University of Washington campus
The focus of the Sylvan Theater-- the four iconic columns reading "Loyalty" "Industry", Faith" and "Efficiency"-- were moved to their current location in 1911 from the Territorial University.
Three people walking on a residential street
33a is a stereocard. 33b is a modern print.
Sand Point Aviation Field, Seattle
On June 19, 1920 Navy officers and elected officials held a ground breaking ceremony for the Sand Point Naval Air Station.
caption incorrectly reads: "Small lock--Lake Washington Canal"
Lake Washington looking east
Children on the shore of Lake Washington
"Lake Washington, looking NE from Denny Estate."
Lake Washington, looking southwest from Denny Estate
Three automobiles on Lake Washington Boulevard
40a is a stereocard. 40b is a modern print
Lake Washington Cut, Portage Bay and Union Bay
The Montlake Bridge was finished in 1925
The bridge opened on July 1, 1919
Outside SeattleReturn to Top
Woman sitting in Hudson Park in Edmonds, Washington
State House in Olympia, Washington. Viewed from across the water.
The legislative building with its distinctive dome was completed in 1928
Sammamish Valley, Washington
Vancouver, B.C. viewed across the water
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Bridges--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Lakes--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Shorelines--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Geographical Names :
- Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
- Seattle (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
- Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs
- Washington, Lake (Wash.)--Photographs
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Photographic prints
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)