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Alaska and Pacific Northwest early photographers collection, circa 1860-1943

Overview of the Collection

Title
Alaska and Pacific Northwest early photographers collection
Dates
circa 1860-1943 (inclusive)
1880s-1920s (bulk)
Quantity
11 boxes ; various sizes
Collection Number
PH0334
Summary
The work of photographers in the Pacific Northwest between 1860 and 1920
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

Access to original photographs restricted. Entire collection available on digital site. Permission of curator required for viewing. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English

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The photographers in this collection operated mostly in Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Imprints on some older photographs indicate the place of business as in "Washington Territory" which would place their dates as before 1889. The collection contains considerable material from photographers active in Oregon, Alaska, British Columbia, and neighboring states. Most photographs are mounted on cardstock of various sizes popular during their period. Most mounts bear photographers' imprints which often indicate street address in addition to city. Some materials are photographic postcards that bear postage, postmarks, and correspondences.

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Abel, H.V.Return to Top

H.V. Abel was part of the Mountaineers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Abel H.V. 1
Nevada Falls in winter, Mount Rainier, Washington
circa 1912
1 Abel H.V. 2
Snowshoers on a wagon road, Mount Rainier, Washington
Written on verso: Snowshoeing on wagon road between Longmire Springs and Reese's Camp.
circa 1912
1 Abel H.V. 3
People in snow with mountain in background, Mount Rainier, Washington
Written on verso: Bed of Nisqually river on Pony Trail between Longmire Springs and Reese's Camp, looking down stream,
circa 1912
1 Abel H.V. 4
Snow covered bridge, Mount Rainier, Washington
Written on verso: Bridge on wagon road near Paradise Valley.
circa 1912

Abell, Frank G.Return to Top

Active in Portland, Oregon 1878-1899 and 1897-1907.

Frank G. Abell (1844-1910) was born in Illinois and moved with his parents to California in 1857. In 1862, at the age of 18, he joined the firm of William Shew in San Francisco, where he spend 4 years learning the art and business of photography. On his own, Abell opened his first gallery, the Abells Star Gallery, in Stockton in 1866. Moving back to San Francisco the following year, he then worked his way north, through Grass Valley, Red Bluff, and Yreka, arriving in Roseburg, Oregon in 1877.

From 1878-1888 he was located at 167 & 169 1st St., Portland. He worked with his son George L. Abell, at addresses: 29 Washington St. and Labbe Building, fourth floor, 1884-1887. After a few years Abell went to San Francisco for a while, and later returned to Portland to stay, 1897-1907. Elbridge W. Moore bought and continued the photography business at the same location.

Known primarily for his studio portraits, his gallery in Portland was both spacious and well furnished, including an "elegant piano for the free use of patrons". Abell also produced "Cards, Cabinets, Panels, Boudoirs, Stereoscopic and Out Door Views, and Living Statues", the latter being photos of living subjects arranged to present the appearance of a marble bust on a pedestal. He moved to Tacoma in 1908 in failing health, and died in 1910.

See Also: Abell, Frank G. & Son

See Also: Moore, Elbridge W.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Abell 1
Portrait of Mrs. E.M. Hall holding a hat, Portland, Oregon  
Handwritten on verso: Mrs. E.M. Hall. Cousin Agnes. Portland Oregon. January 9th 1884.A member of the Semple family.
January 9, 1884
1 Abell 2
Portrait of Mrs. J.P.O., Sarah Lourudah pulling on gloves, Portland, Oregon  
Handwritten on verso: Mrs. J.P.O. Lownsdale. Aunt Sarah. Portland Oregon. January 9th 1884.A member of the Semple family.
January 9, 1884
1 Abell 3
Portrait of Harry Darby Huntington, Vancouver, Washington  
Written on verso: Harry Darby Huntington. b. Sept. 12th 1811 in Monroe Co. N.Y., died Aug. 28th, 1882. Crossed the plains from Shelby County, Indiana in 1848 arriving at Vancouver the fall of that year.Written on mount: A Pioneer of 1848.
circa 1848
1 Abell 4
Studio portrait of a woman standing next to a table with statue, Portland, Oregon
circa 1881
1 Abell 5
Studio portrait 3/4 headshot of a young woman, Portland, Oregon
circa 1881
1 Abell 6
Studio portrait headshot of a young woman, Portland, Oregon
circa 1881
1 Abell 7
Studio portrait of an elderly man, Portland, Oregon
circa 1881
1 Abell 8
Abell business card with drawing of ship on water
Card reads: Compliments of Abell Photographer. 167 and 169 First Street, Portland, Oregon.
circa 1881

Abell, Frank G. & SonReturn to Top

Frank Abell (1844-1910) and his son George L. Abell were active at addresses: 29 Washington St. and Labbe Building, fourth floor, Portland, Oregon, 1884-1887. The photograph business was purchased in 1888 by Elbridge W. Moore.

See Also: Abell, Frank G.

See Also: Moore, Elbridge W.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Abell & Son 1
Studio portrait of the Carpenter family children showing Dudley and Laura (seated), and Bessie and Edward (standing), Portland, Oregon  
Stamped on verso: Abell & Son. Leading Photographers. 29 Washington St. Portland, Oregon. Take the Elevator. All negatives preserved. Written on verso: Laura B. Carpenter, 17 years & 1 month; Dudley L. Carpenter, 15 years & 2 months; Edward L. Carpenter, 12 years & 3 months; Bessie L. Carpenter, 6 years & 10 months. April 1885.
April 1885

Adams, Edward C.Return to Top

Active in Fair Haven and Dawson, Yukon Territory, Alaska, 1896-1915.

E.C. Adams worked as a photographer at C.W. Barts studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1896 and later moved to Nanaimo, British Columbia, to become a partner in the Adams & Pierce Studio.

Adams established Adams & Co. in Dawson, Yukon Territory, with Charles D. Rothwell, circa 1901. George W. Larkin joined as partner, Adams & Larkin 1902-1905. When their partnership dissolved, Adams then reverted to its previous name of Adams & Co.. Adams worked with Jirden L. Anders, 1905-1906. Adams’s photographic equipment was later purchased by the Dawson photographer E.O. Ellingsen.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Adams 1
Studio portrait of an elderly man, Fair Haven, Alaska  
circa 1901

Aiko StudioReturn to Top

Active at 613 ½ Jackson, Seattle, Washington, 1911-1925.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Aiko 1
Group of Japanese men at banquet, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1911-1925
box:oversize
10 Aiko 2
Group portrait of men and women outside of house with some dressed as lion dancers  
January 1, 1932
10 Aiko 3
Men outside a building with some in lion dance costumes  
circa 1911-1925
10 Aiko 4
Group studio portrait of men and women  
Japanese writing on page.
circa 1911-1925

Aldrich Photo CompanyReturn to Top

Aldrich, Byron L., Jr. was active in Tacoma, Washington, 1901-1916.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Aldrich 1
Group of men sitting at the First annual banquet dinner of the Friends of Ireland Club at the Tacoma Hotel, Tacoma, Washington
March 16, 1914
box:oversize
10 Aldrich 2
View of logged forested area on a river, Tacoma Washington
Photo is hand tinted.
circa 1901-1916

Alexander, Joseph W.Return to Top

Active in Juneau Alaska, circa 1940-1950.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Alexander 1
View of the men and women seated in session at the House of Representatives, Territorial legislature, Juneau, Alaska  
1949

Alexander, W.G.Return to Top

Active in Amira and Creston, Washington circa 1913-1916.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Alexander W.G. 1
Farmers with combined harvester in wheat field, Almira, Washington  
Written on photo: N. Nanson Combined harvester at work near Almira, Wash.
August 1911

Allen, Henry TuremanReturn to Top

Lt. Allen (1859-was a member of the 2nd Calvary and participated in longest exploratory expeditions on the North American continent in American history, the Allen Expedition of 1885. The 1885 Allen Expedition entailed exploration of uncharted terrain and resulted in many new discoveries. It was the first time westerners traveled from the coastal regions of south-central Alaska northward through the Alaska Range into the Yukon drainage. From there the expedition continued westward to the Bering Sea — completing a total of 1,500 miles in less than 20 weeks.

Had it not been for the Alaska Native people encountered, at times the small group of travelers might have perished. The Unalakleet were considered “members of the crew” for a portion of the trip. Surprisingly, Allen continued to take up war against the Native American population once he returned to the lower 48 states.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Allen 1
View along beach of Fort Wrangell, Alaska  
Caption on verso: "Steamer Patterson" Along the beach at Fort Wrangell. S.E. Alaska. Chas. M. Thomas. Lieut Comdr. USA. Chief of Party. 1885.
circa 1885

Alvord, Charles A.Return to Top

Active in McMinnville, Oregon.

Charles A. Alvord and Ben E. Hughes possibly were briefly co-proprietor photographers, for Hughes & Alvord at 992 N. 24th, McMinnville, Oregon, 1889. The firm is listed 1890, but only Alvord shown.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Alvord 1
Studio portrait of a woman, McMinnville, Oregon  
circa 1890s

Amano, J.M.Return to Top

Amano Photo Studio was active at 3208 35th Ave. South, Seattle, Washington, circa 1957.

Amano was also a photographer at the Jackson Photo Studio, 624 Jackson, Seattle, Washington, circa 1919-1925.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Amano 1
Group of men and women at a 50th anniversary banquet celebration at Japanese Presbyterian church of Seattle, Washington  
June 6, 1957

Amrhein, JosephReturn to Top

Active in Frances, Washington.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Amrhein 1
View of buildings and train station at Frances, Washington  
circa 1890's
1 Amrhein 2
Group of loggers in forest with one man sitting on horse and one man sitting on a butt log, Frances, Washington  
circa 1890's
1 Amrhein 3
Four loggers standing on a felled tree next to a portable sawmill, Frances, Washington  
circa 1890's

Amstel StudioReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Amstel 1
KJR radio group, The Mardi Gras Gang  
Written on photo: "The Mardi Gras Gang" Jack Little, Thomas Freebairn Smith, Herb Bartlett, Casey Jones, Bob Youse, Bob Monsen, Grant Merrill, Al Schuss, Olive Reynolds, Cowboy Jo, Elmore Vincent "The Horse", Gorgonzola Swivelface "Bless her", Homer Sweetman "Malted Milks 13¢, Oogie Awful.KJR Seattle was the first radio station to be licensed in the Pacific Northwest.
September 1931

Amsden, William O.Return to Top

William O. Amsden was part of the Seattle Photo Co. in 1890 along with Chester B. Walsworth. The office was located at 15 Shorey Blk. Amsden was also part of the Mountaineers and in 1890 was part of the Mount Rainier climbing party that included Fay Fuller, who upon the completion of this ascent was the first woman to stand on the summit.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Amsden 1
Mountaineers in a line on the summit of Mount Baker, Washington  
Written on photo: No. 108. Mt. Baker Series. Looking North from Summit.
circa 1891

Anderson, Charles D.Return to Top

Anderson's studio, Anderson Photo Art and Commercial Photography was active at 110 E. Heron St. Aberdeen, Washington, circa 1925-29, 212 West Heron Street, Aberdeen, Washington and Tacoma, circa 1919. He was known for his short films of everyday occurances in Grays Harbor, Washington that may have been used to supplement national films that were shown locally in town.

Container(s) Description Dates
box:oversize item
10 Anderson 1
View of testing the Donovan-Corkery Logging Co. forest fire departments fire train and hoses, Wishkah River, Grays Harbor County, Washington
Written on verso: Fire tank car test (Coats-Fordney) Donavan- Corkery Logging Company about 1930-Wishkah River, Grays Harbor County, Wash. B.H. McGillicuddy.
May 15, 1929
Box
1 Anderson 2
Five masted ship The Vigilant at the docks, Hoquiam, Washington  
Written on photo: Hoquiam River.
circa 1920s- circa 1930s

Andrews, EdReturn to Top

Active in Douglas, Alaska

Ed Andrews (1872-1937) was born in Norway. According to a note from donor Carolyn Brown, he changed his name from Edvard Engrebretsen to Ed Andrews when he immigrated. Later he moved to South Dakota where he lived on the family farm. In 1897, he came to Douglas and worked as a clerk in the Treadwell Store. After owning and operating a restaurant he opened the Ed Andrews photography studio.

As a prominent Douglas photographer, Andrews distributed images to dealers all over Alaska. He also served as the official photographer for the Admiral Line, the Alaska Steamship Line, Copper River Railroad, White Pass and Yukon Railway and for Captain Sid Barrington, Stikine River navigator. On December 2, 1937, The Daily Alaska Empire, reported that Andrews’ negatives were lost in one of the Douglas fires. Andrews lived in Douglas until his death.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Andrews E. 1
Aerial view of buildings in the Klondike Valley, Douglas, Alaska  
undated

Andrews, E.B.Return to Top

Active in Hoquiam, Washington.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Andrews, E.B. 1
Studio portrait of seven young women, Hoquiam, Washington  
circa 1880s

ApedaReturn to Top

Located at 33 West 34th Street, 102-104 West 38th Street, 212-216 West 48th Street and 525 West 52nd, New York. The studio opened in 1906 and was operated by Alexander W. Dreyfoos and Henry Obstfield. Apeda Studios focused on sports, theater and celebrity portraiture.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Apeda 1
Thomas B. Yuille residence steel cabinets and counter  
Printed on photo: Janes & Kirtland Steel Dresseer Units. Residence of Thomas B. Yuille, Bronxville, N.Y., Bates & Howe, Archts.
circa 1920s
1 Apeda 2
F.W. Woolworth residence steel cabinets and counter  
Printed on photo: Janes & Kirtland Steel Dresseer Units. Residence of F.W. Woolworth, Glencove, N.Y., C.P.H. Gilbert, Archit.
circa 1920s

Ashman & YeagerReturn to Top

Active in Olympia, Washington, circa 1865-1867.

W.J. Yeager (1829-1883) was a ambrotypist active in Olympia, circa 1865-1867. In 1865 he operated a studio on Fourth Street near Main in rooms formerly occupied by Edward M. Sammis. From November 1866 to January 19, 1867 he was in business with John V. Yantis for 2 months. Later he partnered with William M. Ashman, circa 1867.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Ashman & Yeager 1
Studio portrait of a seated man wearing a long beard, Olympia, Washington  
circa 1867
1 Ashman & Yeager 2
Studio portrait of a seated young woman, Olympia, Washington  
circa 1867
1 Ashman & Yeager 3
Studio portrait of a seated woman holding a child, Olympia, Washington  
circa 1860

Avery, Frank FullerReturn to Top

Active in Colville, Washington, 1898-1916.

Frank Fuller (also known as F.F.) Avery (1862-1872) was born in Indiana. He began working for the Indian School Service on September 22, 1890. Before moving to Washington State he and his wife, Anna Avery, whom he married in 1892, were employed by the Indian Service in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Crow Creek, North Dakota. He became associated with the Colville Indian Agency and from 1898-1916 Avery worked in a number of capacities, first as superintendent of the Indian Boarding School at Fort Spokane, and then as inspector of Colville Indian Agency Day Schools. Photos from the Colville Indian Agency, were taken between 1901-1916 when Avery was assigned to the Colville Indian Agency. The images record agency headquarters and personnel, along with numerous photographs of Colville Indian farmers and school children.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Avery 1
Captain John Webster, Chief Oliver Lot, Chief William Three Mountain, and other Native American Spokane Indian men, Spokane, Washington  
This photo appears to by a copy.
circa 1900-1903
1 Avery 2
Native American Spokane Indian Chief Oliver Lot and Major Anderson who was the Indian agent for Colville Indian Reservation, seated, and wearing hats in front of a house in Nespelem, Washington  
circa 1903
1 Avery 3
Native American Spokane Indian Chief Oliver Lot and Major Anderson, Indian agent for Colville Indian Reservation seated, without hats, in front of house in Nespelem, Washington  
circa 1903
1 Avery 4
Native American Nez Perce Indian leader Yellow Bull standing with headdress, beaded bag, and pipe, Nez Perce, Washington  
circa 1900-1903
1 Avery 5-6
Native American Nez Perce Indian leader Yellow Bull seated with headdress, beaded bag, and pipe, Nez Perce, Washington  
circa 1900-1903
1 Avery 7
Native American Indian man wearing beaded garments, Tomio of Nespelem, Washington  
circa 1900-1903

Axtell PhotoReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Axtell 1
Men standing by train and loading logs at Hall and Bishop Logging Company, Gettysburg, Washington  
circa 1900
1 Axtell 2
Trestle and logging railroad at Robinson's camp, Clallam County, Washington  
circa 1900

Bachrach, Louis FabianReturn to Top

Active in Washington.

Louis Fabian Bachrach, Sr. (1881-1963) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1897, studied at the Maryland Institute of Design from 1898-1899, and attended the Art Students' League in New York City in 1900.

Bachrach was a second generation photographer. In 1868, Bachrachs father, David, opened a photographic studio in Washington and another in Baltimore. Louis began his photographic career by working with his father in Washington and Baltimore and by helping several photographers in New York. In 1904 Louis continued the national chain by opening a studio in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1915 he assumed the presidency of Bachrach, Inc., a position which he retained until 1955. He was succeeded by his son, Bradford. Bachrach, Inc. is said to be the “longest continuously operated photography studio in America.” today. By 1929, there were 48 Bachrach studios, and at its height it included forty-eight studios with six hundred employees. He died in semi-retirement in Boston, Massachusetts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Bachrach 1
Studio portrait of a young soldier, Washington  
1915
box-folder:oversize
XC1 Bachrach 2
Studio portrait of young bride, Washington
circa 1915

Bailey, E. J.Return to Top

Edwin J. Bailey was active at the Baileys Photo Parlors at the Newlin Block, 218 Columbia St., Seattle, Washington, 1889-1898. Later, as Bailey, E.J. & Co., with the Wellington School, at 16 Colman Bldg., Seattle, Washington, 1899-1902.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Bailey 1
Crowd of men waiting at the dock for the ship named, Queen , Seattle, Washington
1880s-1890s
1 Bailey 2
Crowd of people and horses at the dock waiting for a ship, Seattle, Washington
Printed on verso: Baileys Photo Parlors, 218 Columbia St., Between P.O. & 3rd Ave. Seattle, Washington; and, E.J. Bailey. Portrait and View Photographer, Seattle, Wash.
1880s-1890s
1 Bailey 3
Studio portrait of a young woman, possibly Belle McDiamond, Seattle, Washington
Printed on mount: Bailey Photo. Newlin Block; Columbia St., Seattle, Wash.
circa 1880s
1 Bailey 4
Group portrait of 8 infantry soldiers standing in front of a tent, Seattle, Washington
Written on mount, illegibly, are the mens names. Printed on verso: E.J. Bailey. Landscape and View Photographer, Third & Seneca St., Seattle, Wash.
circa 1880s
1 Bailey 5
Studio portrait of a bearded man, Seattle, Washington
Printed on mount: Bailey. Third and Seneca Streets, Seattle.
circa 1880s
1 Bailey 6
Studio portrait of an elderly Native American `Indian Princess Angeline, Chief Seattle's daughter, seated on a bail of hay with walking stick, Seattle, Washington
Written on verso: Princess Angeline daughter of Chief Seattle. - The first Wash-woman employed by the editors mother at Seattle.Kick-is-on-lo Cud was the eldest daughter of Chief Seattle. During her long life, she saw the coming of white settlers, the exile of her Duwamish and Suquamish people from their traditional lands, and the growth of the new city named for her father. She didn’t move to the Port Madison Reservation with the rest of her people, but stayed in Seattle. She earned her living doing laundry for some of Seattle’s prominent families. A white friend asked to call her “Angeline, ” and others later added “Princess.”Printed on mount: Bailey. Third and Seneca Sts, Seattle.
circa 1880s

Baird, John A. & Aldrich, FrankReturn to Top

Baird and Aldrich were proprietors of the Worlds Fair Studio , and active at 1426 Third St. in Seattle, Washington, 1891-1892.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Baird & Aldrich 1
View of southeast corner of the Plummer Block building at 3rd & Union, Seattle, Washington  
Photo shows a funeral carriage outside the Seattle Undertaking Co.Written on verso: S.E. cor of 3rd & Union, site of Federal Post office, armory in rear, ca. 1891.
circa 1891
1 Baird & Aldrich 2
View of the Plummer Block building at 3rd Avenue, Seattle, Washington  
Photo shows people standing on sidewalk next to a funeral carriage outside the Seattle Undertaking Co., a carriage outside Westberg & Childs and 1324 J.J. Hambright. Druggist businesses.Written on verso: Plummer Block, 3rd & Union.
circa 1891

Baker & JohnsonReturn to Top

Active

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Baker & Johnston 1
Native American Indian Eastern Shoshone chief Washaki, wearing ceremonial headdress and holding a pipe, Evanston, Wyoming
The photographers set up a makeshift studio with suspended backdrop on the grounds of Fort Washakie, the home of the military garrison stationed on l the Wind River Reservation. In 1883, President Chester A. Arthur visited Fort Washakie and the reservation while on a journey to view the Yellowstone country. This is one of the best known photographs of Washakie (circa 1804- 1900), perhaps the most famous of all Eastern Shoshone headmen and leaders. Washakie holds a catlinite pipe with wooden stem, with attached eagle feathers. Across his lap is a rifle. He wears an eagle feather bonnet with tail, his gorget and neckerchief, a long cotton checked shirt (possibly a calico), and a sash around his waist.
circa 1883-1885

J.P. Ball & SonsReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington, 1892-1904.

James Presley (J.P.) Ball Sr. (1825–1904) was a prominent African American photographer abolitionist, and businessman. Ball was born in Virginia, probably a freeman. As a young man he learned daguerreotyping and opened his first studio in Cincinnati (1851) at age twenty. He hired his future brother-in-law, Alexander Thomas, around 1851-52. Thomas became a full partner in the business in November of 1857 to March 1860. Ball & Thomas became known as "the finest photographic gallery west of the Allegheny Mountains." In Cincinnati, by 1853, Balls studio included nine employees. "Balls Great Daguerrian Gallery of the West" quickly became one of the most well known galleries in the United States. Balls younger brother, Thomas C. Ball, continued as a studio photographer in partnership with Alexander Thomas until Thomas death in 1875.

Balls work was featured in exhibitions of photography at expositions held in 1852, 1854, 1855, and 1857 at the Ohio Mechanics Institute. At the 1857 exposition, Ball and another photographer won a bronze medal for photography. Ball experienced financial difficulties between 1865 and 1871. He lost a substantial amount of money as a result of "unfortunate speculations" and his assets were liquidated at a Constables sale in 1868, though he continued with limited funds under the supervision of the Bankruptcy Court. Ball gave his son an interest in the business in 1869 and the firms name was changed to Ball & Sons at 106 Columbia St. Bet. First & Second Aves, Seattle, Washington. In about 1887, he went to Montana with son James Presley, Jr. and now well into his sixties, he opened another busy daguerreotyping studio in Helena.

In the second half of 1900, Ball followed his son J.P. Ball, Jr., to Seattle in the Western Territory of Washington. Ball Jr., opened the Globe Studio in 1892 and Ball & Sons studio in 1897 while he was developing a practice as a lawyer. Ball Sr. remained active in civic affairs and founded and organized Shriners' lodges in Seattle and Portland. He left Seattle for Honolulu, presumably for the change in climate to help relieve his crippling rheumatism. He opened a studio in his home in Honolulu, which was probably run by his daughter, Estella. Ball Sr. died on May 4, 1904, in Honolulu.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Ball & Sons 1
Studio portrait of a woman wearing a corsage and mustached man, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1898
1 Ball & Sons 2
Studio portrait of seated woman and man with young girl standing behind, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1897
1 Ball & Sons 3
Studio portrait of a young girl standing, Seattle, Washington  
Same girl as photographed in item [Ball & Sons 2].
circa 1870s
1 Ball & Sons 4
Studio portrait of an elderly bearded man and elderly woman, Eugene Kincaid and Jeanette G. Hill, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1890s

Banks, ClydeReturn to Top

Clyde Banks was a pioneer photographer in Whatcom County and owned Cylde Banks Camera and Art Shop. He died April 17, 1977.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Banks 1
Mount Baker and surrounding forest, Washington
February 9, 1926

Bardo & MillsReturn to Top

Active at 606 2nd St., Seattle, Washington, circa 1885.

Possibly Lloyd M. Bardo, also active at 713 3rd Ave. and 717 ½ 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington, 1892-1911.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Bardo & Mills 1
Young girl showing her pleated dress, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1885

Barnard, Thomas NathanReturn to Top

Active in Waukon, Idaho, 1861-1880; Murray, Idaho, 188; Wallace, Idaho, 1889-1913; and Montana.

Barnard was brother of Alonzo A. Barnard, another Waukon photographer who had a studio in Waukon in 1880s and 1890s in partnership as Huffman & Barnard. He was the son-in-law of his partner, P. C. Huffman, having married Huffman’s daughter, Della. His brother, Thomas Nathan Barnard, went to Idaho and produced stereographs there.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Barnard 1
Large group of people seated and listening to older man reading in a meeting tent that is adorned with bunting and American flags, Wallace, Idaho
Printed on verso: From the Photographic Studio of T.N. Barnard, Artistic Photographer, Wallace, Idaho.
circa 1880s
1 Barnard 2
Studio portrait of a young man wearing a suit and left hand pinky ring
Printed on verso of mount: T.N. Barnard, Wardner, Idaho.
circa 1890s
1 Barnard 3
Studio portrait of a young woman standing next to a chair, Murray, Idaho
Printed on mount: T.N. Barnard, Murray, Idaho.
circa 1870s
1 Barnard 4
Studio portrait of woman with beaded dress
Printed on mount: T.N. Barnard, Wardner, Idaho.
circa 1870s
1 Barnard 5
Studio portrait of man with checkered tie
Printed on mount: T.N. Barnard, Wardner, Idaho.
circa 1870s

Barnes, Lafe W. & Evans, Frank M.Return to Top

Barnes and Evans (1864-1946) partnered in Snohomish, Washington, late 1890s.

Deputy Auditor Frank M. Evans was born in Minnesota in 1864. He studied art and photography in Kansas City and opened a gallery there with Mr. (Lafayette W.) Barnes. In 1888 they arrived in Washington and decided to locate and set up a studio in Snohomish.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Barnes & Evans 1
View of drying shed of the AYR Lumber Co., Sultan, Washington  
circa 1890
1 Barnes & Evans 2
La Conner town view from water with steamer Geo. F. Starr at dock, La Conner, Washington  
1890

Barnes, Albert. HReturn to Top

Albert H. Barnes (A.H.B) was active in Parkland and Tacoma, Washington, 1906-1910, and photographed the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 1912.

Container(s) Description Dates
box:oversize item
10 Barnes 1
Panoramic view of the head of flat hydraulic operations at the Cooper Creek mine, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska  
September 1, 1912
10 Barnes 2
Panoramic view looking down pit of the Cooper Creek mine, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska  
September 1, 1912
10 Barnes 3
Panoramic v iew looking across Cooper Creek mine towards the hydraulic works, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska  
September 1, 1912

Belcher PhotosReturn to Top

Belcher Photos were Bill and Catherine Belcher. They were active at 1083 Adams Street, Olympia, Washington and advertised "Photos at Home, Church, Lodge or Groups, Resonably Priced."

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Belcher 1
Olympia, Washington viewed from water  
1894

Bertrand, E.E.Return to Top

Active at 324 Monroe St., Spokane Falls, Washington, circa 1888-1890, and Spokane, Washington, 1892-1893.

E.E. Bertrand (Edward E. Bertrand or E. Edison Bertrand) was a stereo photographer and owned E.E. Bertrand's Studio. He employed Frank Clinton Bailey as a crayon artist in his studio.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 Bertrand 1
Studio portrait of a man standing and holding his hat, Spokane Falls, Washington  
circa 1888

Best, W.H.Return to Top

Active at 2298-1st Ave. W., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, circa 1900.

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2 Best 1
View of Mt. Baker and the Fraser River from Ruskin, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  
Printed on verso: From the Studio of W.H. Best, F.R.S.A., A.R.P.S., Vancouver, Canada. 2298-1st Ave. W.Written on verso: Mt. Baker from Ruskin at the Fraser River (B.C.).
circa 1900

Blair, Homer O.Return to Top

Active in Tacoma, Washington.

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2 Blair 1
View of Mt. Rainier, Washington
Written on verso: Compliments of Homer O. Blair.
circa 1911
2 Blair 2
Hikers holding alpen stocks and reclining on bank of glacier on Mt. Rainier, with summit in background, Washington  
Written on verso: Compliments of Homer O. Blair
circa 1900
2 Blair 3
View down snow covered mountain of neighboring mountain range, Washington
Written on photo: copyright 1900 by of Homer O. Blair
1900

Blankenburg, John M.Return to Top

John Martin Blankenberg was born in Tragdor, Norway, October 24, 1860. He was active in the Yukon Territory, Haines, and Dyea, Alaska circa 1901. He died August 19, 1939 in Tenakee, Alaska.

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2 Blankenburg 1
Men standing on top of water tower, Ft. Seward, Alaska  
circa 1901
2 Blankenburg 2
View of Klondikers hiking on the snow with supplies near the base of Chilkoot Pass, Alaska  
The Chilkoot Trail is a 33-mile (53 km) trail through the Coast Mountains that leads from Dyea, Alaska, in the United States, to Bennett, British Columbia, in Canada. It was a major access route from the coast to Yukon goldfields in the late 1890s. The trail became obsolete in 1899 when a railway was built from Dyeas neighbor port Skagway along the parallel White Pass trail.
circa 1898
2 Blankenburg 3
Dyea town view and surrounding valley at low tide, Dyea, Alaska  
Caption on verso: Visit to Alaska in 1897-8 of Gen. T.M. Anderson of Portland, Ore. & Vancouver, Wash., as Col. of the 14th U.S. Inf. with part of his regiment on the occasion of the gold rush & Canadian-Alaskan boundary dispute. See also: Hofsteater, Orlando M. for images of T.M. Anderson.
circa 1897-1898
2 Blankenburg 4
Klondikers at camp site with lumber and wood, Dyea, Chilkoot Trail  
circa 1898
2 Blankenburg 5
Klondikers at scales and summit of Chilkoot Trail, Alaska
Copy print
Written on verso: View of Scales and Summit of Chilkoot Pass Peterson Trail to the right.
1898
2 Blankenburg 6
Boats and tents in Abbot Cove, Lake Bennet, British Columbia  
Copy print
circa 1898

Blome, John HenryReturn to Top

Active at Hewill Avenue, near Chestnut St., Everett, Washington, 1893.

Blome (possible name variant, J.W. Blome) (1853-1902) worked in California, 1888-1892, before coming to Washington. After his time in Washington, Blome again ventured northward working in several locations in British Columbia. He was a photographer in Ashcroft, 1895-1896, and appeared in Kamloops, November 1898. He also worked in Clinton and traveled throughout the Okanagan and Nicola valleys. Blomes obituary called him "an artist of more than average ability".

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2 Blome 1
Studio portrait of Steve Saunders, editor of Marysville Globe , Everett, Washington  
circa 1893

Boland, Marvin D.Return to Top

Marvin D. Boland moved to Tacoma in 1915 and photographed a wide range of subjects including landscapes and celebrities. He was known for his panoramas that he took with a circuit camera. He operated photography studios in Tacoma from 1915-1949. Boland died 1950 in Bremerton, Washington while photographing Navy ships.

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2 Boland 1
Panorama of Dryfalls, Washington  
circa 1918

Bone, C.C.Return to Top

Active in Washington, circa 1940s.

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2 Bone 1
View of young men walking along Birch Bay, Washington
circa 1942

Booen & EwingReturn to Top

David B. Ewing arrived in Washington in 1885 and partnered for a photography business with Booen in LaConner and Anacortes, Washington, circa 1890.

Booen was also active in Snohomish County, Washington, 1895 and as an itinerant in Chilliwack and other portions of British Columbia 1895-1897.

Ewing operated Ewing's Studio Everett, Washington, 1893-1902

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2 Booen & Ewing 1
Survey crew holding instruments at logging camp with one man playing the fiddle, Anacortes, Washington  
circa 1890s

Boorne & MayReturn to Top

William Hanson Boorne and his cousin Ernest Gundry May opened a photography business in Calgary in 1886. Boorne was the main photographer while May developed the photographs. They photographed mountain views, railroad construction and small cities and towns.

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2 Boorne & May 1
Selkirk Glacier
circa 1886- circa 1889

Bowen, ChapinReturn to Top

Chapin Bowen was a commercial and newspaper photographer active in Tacoma, Washington from 1925-1955. His father was Reverend Dr. Charles A. Bowen and he has seven siblings. His studio was located in the Y.M.C.A. Building at 714 Market Street, Tacoma, Washington.

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2 Bowen 1
Smoke stack at Tacoma Copper Smelter, Tacoma, Washington  
Typed on verso: Among the world's tallest, the stack of Taoma Copper Smelter ejects smoke into the clouds...It is the second highest smelter stack in the world, the highest being on a smelter at Foochow, China.
circa 1925- circa 1955
2 Bowen 2
Hikers along water at Green River Gorge, Enumclaw, Washington  
circa 1925- circa 1940s
2 Bowen 3
Pathway and trees around American Lake, Lakewood, Washington  
Written on verso: American Lake at Rhodes home.
circa 1925- circa 1955
2 Bowen 4
People near waterfront at Green River Gorge, Enumclaw, Washington  
circa 1925- circa 1955

BowmerReturn to Top

This may be H.L. Bowmer, the publisher of the Burlington Journal , the first publication in the town.

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10 Bowmer 1
People standing with two men using hand saw to cut log  
Wirtten on photo: Park Day Burlington Washington.
circa 1880s- circa 1900s

Braas, George H.Return to Top

George H. Braas was active in several downtown Seattle locations from 1890-1916. In 1890 he partnered with William F. Boyd forming the Boyd & Braas Company until 1893. From 1895-1896 he partnered with Morton S. McClaire.

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2 Braas 1
Portrait of a woman
circa 1893-1895

Bradley, LeviReturn to Top

Active at Cor. 19th and Harris Sts., Fairhaven, Washington 1890.

Briefly in partnership with Orrin E. Monnett, they ran the Monnett & Bradley Studio, 1890. After working in Fairhaven, Bradley moved his business to Seattle, 1905-1907.

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2 Bradley 1
View of a three-masted ship at dock, Fairhaven, Washington  
circa 1890

Edwin L. BrandReturn to Top

Active at 210 and 212 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. Established 1858.

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2 Brand 1
Bearded man in profile
circa 1883

Brandt, KarlReturn to Top

Active at 713 1st Ave, Union Block building, Seattle, Washington, 1911-1915.

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2 Brandt 1
Studio portrait of young couple in wedding clothes, Charlie and Eva, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1915

Bratt, J.H.Return to Top

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2 Bratt 1
Composite image of various salmon and fishing scenes  
Copy print
1895

Brodeck & Co.Return to Top

H.H. Brodeck and M. Wagner, active at Main Street, opposite First, Walla Walla, Washington, 1880-1886.

Listed as Brodeck & Company (Brodeck, Henry H. & Gray, W. Vallance) in 1876, San Francisco Directory and at 640 Market St. San Francisco, California.

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2 Brodeck & Co. 1
Studio portrait of a young seated Chinese man dressed in traditional clothing and holding a fan, Walla Walla, Washington  
circa 1880s
2 Brodeck & Co. 2
Studio portrait of Dr. N.G. Blalock wearing a long beard, Walla Walla, Washington  
See Maxwell 6 for photograph of Dr. Blalocks home.Printed on verso: H.H. Brodeck. M. Wagner. Brodeck & Co., Photographers. Main Street, Walla Walla. W.T.
circa 1880
2 Brodeck & Co. 3
Studio portrait of two young girls in white dresses, Walla Walla, Washington  
Printed on verso: Brodeck & Co. Photographers, Walla Walla, Wash.
circa 1880
2 Brodeck & Co. 4
Studio portrait of Father Duffy, Walla Walla, Washington  
Printed on verso: H.H. Brodeck, Photographer! Main Street, Walla Walla, W.T.
circa 1880s
2 Brodeck & Co. 5
Studio portrait of woman leaning on chair, Walla Walla, Washington  
circa 1880s
2 Brodeck & Co. 6
Studio portrait of boy with arm resting on wicker chair, Walla Walla, Washington  
circa 1880s

Brown, B.B.Return to Top

Active in Bellingham, Washington.

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2 Brown 1
Studio portrait of a young man, Bellingham, Washington
undated

Brubaker Aerial SurveysReturn to Top

Active in Portland, Oregon, 1920s-40s.

William C. 'Bill' Brubaker owned Brubaker Aerial Surveys, and was possibly the first West coast aviation regional commercial aerial photographer. Many of his photographs turned into post cards and were used on promotional brochures. His customers included the F.B.I. and Boris Karloff. He sold the company, Brubaker Aerial Surveys to a former employee, Leonard Delano, in 1946.

Al Monner was employed as a photographer by Brubaker Aerial Surveys from July 1931-March 1932.

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2 Brubaker 1
View of Denny regrade looking Southwest with Westlake on left, Seattle, Washington
circa 1930

Buchtel, Joseph Return to Top

Joseph Buchtel (b. 1830) was active at 93 First St., Portland, Oregon in numerous partnerships, ventures, and studios 1853 - circa 1880.

Buchtel learned daguerreotyping in Urbana, Illinois in 1851-3. He moved to Portland by 1853, opening a studio but also traveling to various places along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Buchtel apparently sold his studio to W. H. Towne in 1880. Aside from being the cities leading photographer, he was a prominent Portland citizen in other ways, such as serving as the fire chief and the Multnomah County Sheriff.

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2 Buchtel 1
Post-mortem portrait of a young girl dressed in white and holding flowers and ivy, Portland, Oregon  
Photo is hand tinted.
circa 1860s

Buchtel & Cardwell Return to Top

Active at 89 First St., Portland, Oregon, 1859-1866.

J.R. (possibly Joseph) Buchtel partnered in business with Byron Cardwell, Buchtel & Cardwell's Picture Gallery, starting 1864. Cardwell eventually bought Buchtel's interest in the firm. Buchtel was a dentist and taxidermist who also operated a museum of stuffed animals in connection with the studio.

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2 Buchtel & Cardwell 1
Portrait of two young boys, Portland, Oregon  
circa 1860s

Buchtel & StolteReturn to Top

B & S, Joseph (J.R.) Buchtel & E.H. Stolte, were active at 91, 119 and 121 First Street, Portland, Oregon, 1873-1880.

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2 Buchtel & Stolte 1
Studio portrait of elderly governor George Abernethy, Portland, Oregon  
circa 1870s
2 Buchtel & Stolte 2
Studio portrait head shot of a young boy wearing a suit, Portland, Oregon
circa 1870s
2 Buchtel & Stolte 3
Portrait of a baby wrapped in a knitted sweater and blanket, Portland, Oregon
circa 1870s
2 Buchtel & Stolte 4
Studio portrait of a seated woman, Portland, Oregon
circa 1870s
2 Buchtel & Stolte 5
Studio portrait of a young man wearing a suit, Portland, Oregon
circa 1870s
2 Buchtel & Stolte 6
Drawing of the state capitol Salem, Oregon  
2 Buchtel & Stolte 7
Studio portrait of Edwin Ells seated with his wife and daughter, Portland, Oregon  
Written on verso: Agent at Skokomish Indian reservation for many years from about 1868.
circa 1868

Buck, Leroy F.Return to Top

Active at 3418 Fremont Ave., Lippy Bldg., Fremont Station, Seattle, Washington, 1923-1925.

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2 Buck 1
Leroy Buck, C.J. Van Olinda, and E.J. Mathis standing with a group of men on post office porch in Portage, Vashon Island, Washington.  
A man at right is leaning against a box labeled "Buck, The Photographer, 3418 Fremont Ave".
July 1903
2 Buck 2
View of the J.W. Wheeler house at the SW corner of 43 & Whitman, Fremont, Seattle, Washington
1903

Burdett StudioReturn to Top

Active at C St. Tacoma, and 1925 First Avenue, Seattle, Washington.

The Burdett Photo Studio was operated in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. The studio in Seattle was managed by George H. Launer 1907-1908. In 1909 he was joined by his business partner William Colville.

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2 Burdett 1
Studio portrait of a woman standing and wearing white, Washington  
circa 1908

Bushnell, Corry A.Return to Top

Active in Ellensburg, Washington, 1891-1895.

See also: James & Bushnell (Eli M. James and Corry A. Bushnell). Bushnell (1866-1941), Seattle, Washington, 1903-1922.

See also: Christy Studio. Bushnell partnered with Pinney, W.A., Seattle, Washington, 1918.

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2 Bushnell, C.A. 1
View of a public school in Ellensburg, Washington  
circa 1890s
2 Bushnell, C.A. 2
Studio portrait of a woman wearing large corsage, Ellensburg, Washington
circa 1890s
2 Bushnell, C.A. 3
Portrait of a man with a mustache, possibly a Washington state newspaper editor, Ellensburg, Washington
circa 1890s

Camp, Elston H.Return to Top

Elston Camp was active on Bell Street, Seattle, Washington. He was the assistant secretary of the Yong Man's Christian Association circa 1890.1

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2 Camp 1
Washington state capitol building at night, Olympia, Washington
circa 1890s

Cann, Charles F.Return to Top

Charles Cann was active in Fairbanks, Alaska circa 1923- circa 1946. He was born circa 1886 in Estonia. He moved to the United States circa 1906.

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2 Cann 1
Side of the Fairbanks Exploration Company power plant, Fairbanks, Alaska  
Copy print
circa 1933
2 Cann 2
Entrance and side of log cabin, Birch Lake, Alaska
Copy print
circa 1933

Cardwell, R.H.Return to Top

Active at the corner of Commercial & Washington Sts., above the Seattle public market, Seattle, Washington, circa 1876. Cardwell was active in Portland, Oregon, circa 1868 before establishing a studio in Seattle, and was brother of Portland photographers Byron and J.R. Cardwell.

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2 Cardwell 1
Studio portrait of a young woman, Seattle, Washington  
Printed on verso: R.H. Cardwell. Photographer. Cor. Commercial and Washington Sts. Seattle, W.T.
circa 1876

Carpenter, Albert C.Return to Top

Active at 915 C St., Tacoma, Washington, 1892-1900.

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2 Carpenter 1-2
Portrait of Native American Puyallup Indian, Sarah Wannachin, Puyallup, Washington  
Correctly known as Sarah Wa-Da-Chub, born near Elki on Puyallup River of Puyallup parents. She is 85 years old in the portrait.
1899
2 Carpenter 3
Studio portrait of a young Native American Puyallup Indian, Minnie Richards, wrapped in a blanket, wearing beaded headpiece and carrying a basket and beaded bag, Puyallup, Washington  
1899
2 Carpenter 4
Studio headshot of a young Native American Puyallup Indian, Minnie Richards wearing beaded headpiece, Puyallup, Washington  
1899
box:oversize
10 Carpenter 5
Native American Puyallup Indian men wearing western clothing, Puyallup, Washington
Written on mount are the names of the men from left to right: Bill Quismith. "Luke", Leshi's Lt. in Ind. War. 1858-6. George Leschi. Yelm Jim.
circa 1893
Box
2 Carpenter 6
View of men standing on timber on a Northern Pacific Railroad flatcar for the construction of the Washington State building at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, probably Tacoma, Washington  
Written on verso: Washington St. Bldg. World's Columbia Exposition, Chicago, 1893.
1893

Carr, Anthony P.Return to Top

Anthony Pitman Carr was the eldest son of Job Carr, (Tacoma's first mayor and postmaster and notable pioneer who constructed the first non-native residence in Commencement Bay), who came to Tacoma in 1865 and went into business with photographer and camera furnisher E.A. Light. Carr had a photograph gallery in Marshalltown, Iowa from 1863-1864 and one in Tacoma from 1866- circa 1900. Prior to his move to Tacoma, Carr was a soldier in the Civil War who delivered photographs and messages to President Lincoln.

Copy prints of glass plate negatives. Original glass plate negatives are lost.

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2 Carr 1
Man leaning against Job Carr's cabin that is under construction, Tacoma, WA
circa 1866- circa 1900
2 Carr 2
Wooden house with people standing in doorways, Tacoma, WA
circa 1866- circa 1900
2 Carr 3
Small town with field with logs, Tacoma, WA
circa 1866- circa 1900
2 Carr 4
Town buildings with boardwalk, Tacoma, WA
circa 1866- circa 1900
2 Carr 5
Church building with people standing on front porch, Tacoma, WA
circa 1866- circa 1900

Carratt, HarryReturn to Top

Harry Carratt (1870-1941) was active in Goldendale, Washington, 1895-1902. He was partners in the studio Miller & Carrat, and active in Arlington, Oregon.

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2 Carratt 1
Studio portrait of a woman, man, and young girl, Goldendale, Washington  
circa 1901

Catterlin & LussierReturn to Top

Frances J. Catterlin and William Lussier were active in Salem, Oregon, 1889-1893.

Catterlin also partnered with Lute J. Hicks.

Lussier also partnered with James J. Tyrrell and Samuel B. Crow, Portland, Oregon, circa 1890s.

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2 Catterlin & Lussier 1
Scenic view of man seated at Eagle Cliff and looking over O'Dell Lake, Klamath County, Oregon  
circa 1889
2 Catterlin & Lussier 2
View of stream in mountain forest clearing, Klamath County, Oregon
circa 1889
2 Catterlin & Lussier 3
View of Diamond Peak, Klamath County, Oregon  
circa 1889
2 Catterlin & Lussier 4
Men next to a campfire with cooking equipment in front of log cabin, Klamath County, Oregon  
circa 1889

Cawthon, James B.Return to Top

Active in Palouse, Washington, 1901-1902.

James B. Cawthon was a traveling photographer. He partnered as Cawthon & Warren in 1885. He Cawthon photographed various places in Washington including Spokane Falls, 1890, Spokane, 1892; partnered with William R. Read, as Cawthon & Read, 1893, Palouse, 1901-1902; Everett, 1903-1904; various Seattle (including Ballard) locations, 1904-1913; and partnered as Cawthon & Steward, 1912. He was active in Portland, Oregon, 1888-1889, and in Victoria, B.C., 1898. Cawthon is also spelled Cawthorn.

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2 Cawthon 1
Portrait of a seated woman and young girl, Palouse, Washington  
circa 1901-1902

Chamberlain, E.Return to Top

E. Chamberlain Photographic Studio was active in Sitka, Alaska. He was a photographer and artist, and taught art classes in Sitka, Alaska.

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2 Chamberlain 1
View looking south at St. Pauls Harbor, Kodiak, Alaska  
circa 1887
2 Chamberlain 2
View over water to mountains behind Kodiak, Alaska  
Written on verso: Mountains back of Kodiak, Alaska.
circa 1887

Cheney, E.Return to Top

Active in Oregon City, Oregon, 1896-1901.

Three Cheney siblings worked as professional photographers, in Oregon City and McMinnville. Eston and his sister Edith both had studios in Oregon City, while Ethel partnered with Bessie Krumm in McMinnville. Eston, the oldest of the three, was the operator of Cheney's Art Gallery in Oregon City from 1895-1901. Shortly after he sold his business to William Snodgrass in 1902, the youngest, Edith, opened her own Oregon City gallery. Ethel, who was already listed as a photographer in the 1900 Oregon City census, became a partner with photographer Bessie Krumm in McMinnville in 1905. She may have worked earlier in Portland at the Imperial Gallery and at Lewis and Krumm. Krumm was rooming with the Cheney family in Oregon City in 1900.

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2 Cheney 1
Studio portrait of a baby wearing a white dress seated on chair, Oregon City, Oregon  
circa 1900

Chicester, H.D.Return to Top

Active in Alaska, Yukon, and the Pribilof Islands, 1897-1911.

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2 Chicester 1
Russian Orthodox church procession with the priest, men, and boys, on the St. George Island in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska.  
Written on verso: A religious procession by the Russian priest and some of his congregation, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, 1907.
1907

Christy StudioReturn to Top

W.A. Pinney managed Christy Studio, at 1006 Northern Bk & T Bldg., and 1007 Seaboard Bldg., Seattle, Washington, 1912-1919. During this time period, Pinney partnered with C.A. Bushnell at Christy Studio, 1918. Charles D. Lothrop was associated, and possible new manager of the Christy Studio, 1920.

See also: Bushnell, Corry A.

See also: Lothrop, Charles D.

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2 Christy 1
Studio portrait of a young man wearing a suit jacket and tie, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1918

Clark's Photo StudioReturn to Top

The proprietor of Clark's Photo Studio was Lloyd W. Clark. He was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin and moved to Lansing, Michigan at the age of 19 to apprentice in a photography studio. In 1902 he moved to Kent, Washington. He was active in Kent, Washington 1902-circa 1925. He was also a pilot and engineer and had worked for many years on river boats along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. He died September 21, 1935.

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2 Clark 1
Fire fighters posing in front of burned building, Fred's Place, Kent, Washington  
circa 1905

Clemons, BasilReturn to Top

Active at 819 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington, 1919.

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2 Clemons 1
View of the Farm Equipment Co. store front displaying electric farm appliances at 2207 2nd Ave., Seattle, Washington  
1919
2 Clemons 2
Man and women car camping and picnicking, Silver Lake, Washington  
Written on photo: Weakending it at Silver Lake Wa.
1920
2 Clemons 3
Group portrait at a party, Seattle, Washington  
Written on photo: The "Some Baby" Party at the Root Home Seattle, Wn.
February 23, 1919

Colpitts, Claude C.Return to Top

Active at 614 ½ 2nd St., Seattle, Washington, 1902-1904. Colpitts was also active as Colpitts & McKnight (Claude Colpitts and Samuel F. McKnight), at 113 ½ Marion St. Seattle, Washington, 1902; and in Tacoma, 1902. He was with Colpitts Studio Co. (Claude Colpitts and A.F. Herpich, jr.), at 113 ½ Marion St., Seattle, Washington, 1904; and in Mt. Vernon, 1909-1910.

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2 Colpitts 1
Portrait of a young woman wearing a high collared dress, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1902-1904

Combest, S.B.Return to Top

Active in Juneau, Alaska, 1917.

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2 Combest 1
Cave-in (a large sinkhole) and mine buildings at Treadwell, Alaska
On April 21, 1922, one of the largest disasters in Juneau mining history began to unfold - the collapse of one of the mines at Treadwell. Combest documented through his photographs that a flood would be the virtual end of most of the Treadwell mines. By the morning of the 22nd, the Treadwell, 700-Foot and Mexican mines had flooded completely. Although a handful of horses and mules were lost in the cave-in, no miners died, in part thanks to a shift change just before the flood.
August 22, 1917
2 Combest 2
Cave-in (a large sinkhole) at Treadwell, Alaska  
On April 21, 1922, one of the largest disasters in Juneau mining history began to unfold - the collapse of one of the mines at Treadwell. Combest documented through his photographs that a flood would be the virtual end of most of the Treadwell mines. By the morning of the 22nd, the Treadwell, 700-Foot and Mexican mines had flooded completely. Although a handful of horses and mules were lost in the cave-in, no miners died, in part thanks to a shift change just before the flood.
August 22, 1917

Coons Bros.Return to Top

Active in Sitka, Alaska.

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2 Coons 1
View of boats and buildings on the harbor at Sitka, Alaska  
Written on verso: Sitka about 1939. Showing Japonski Ld. [? sic] before the airport was built.
circa 1939

Corbett, Leslie R.Return to Top

Leslie R. Corbett was born on February 9, 1882 in Grand Island, Nebraska. He worked as a photographer in Whatcom County, Washington in the 1920s and 1930s and resided in Bellingham, Washington. He married Martha G. Harding who died of tuberculosis October 21, 1931. Corbett was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics Bay City Council No. 3. Leslie Corbett died May 13, 1938.

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2 Corbett 1
Telephone workers and two boys standing in front of truck  
Written on verso: Mr. Smith. Telephone Crew.
circa 1917

Corser, Harry ProsperReturn to Top

The Reverend Harry Prosper Corser (1864-1936) was born in Portageville, New York. He was a Presbyterian minister and a writer. While living in Wrangell, Washington, 1910, and authored a book titled Totem Lore Of The Alaska Indians.

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2 Corser 1
View of the Davidson Glacier, near Haines, Alaska  
Hand colored photograph
circa 1910

Cowan StudioReturn to Top

Cowan Studio was located at 4730 University Way and was owned by William R. Cowan and his wife Lucretia Cowan.

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10 Cowan 1
Whitman Memorial Church Ladies Society group portrait at Woodland Park, Seattle  
August 18, 1926

Cox, A.H.Return to Top

The A.H. Cox Building was located at 414 1st Ave. S., Seattle Washington.

See the Henry Broderick Photograph Collection, PH Coll 685, item 18, for a photograph of the A.H. Cox Building and offices, circa 1919.

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10 Cox 1
View of two men hiking near edge a glacial ravine on Mt. Baker, Washington  
September 1919
10 Cox 2
Mt. Baker glacial ravine, Washington  
September 1919

Crissman, J.Return to Top

Active in Bozeman, Montana.

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10 Crissman 1
View of the Grotto Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Montana
circa 1880

Cromwell, AlfredReturn to Top

Active at 606 2nd St., Kilgen Block, Seattle, Washington.

Cromwell was a commercial photographer, and was active at Judkins Portrait Gallery.

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2 Cromwell 1
Military cadets and women in front of Territorial University, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1893
2 Cromwell 2
View of Company A, 1st Battalion cadets at Territorial University, Seattle, Washington  
May 1893

Cross and DimmittReturn to Top

Arthur B Cross and Edward L. Dimmitt sold photo postcards of the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and Portland. Cross opened a studio in 1909 in Portland and in 1914 Dimmitt started working there. In 1916 they became partners. They frequently sold their post cards out of their car, a Model T, at Crown Point. As their business grew they built a stand at Crown Point and eventually set up a studio in Portland in the 1920s.

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10 Cross 1
Castle Rock, Columbia River with fish wheels in foreground
circa 1916
Box
2 Cross 2
Looking west from Crown Point on Columbia River Highway, Oregon
circa 1916
2 Cross 3
Looking East at hillside from Crown Point on Columbia River Highway, Oregon
circa 1916
2 Cross 4
Benson Bridge over Multnomah Falls, Oregon  
postcard
Written on photo: 620 feet
circa 1916

Cummings Bros.Return to Top

Cummings Bros. were active in Lewiston, Idaho.

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2 Cummings 1
Studio portrait of man and woman
circa 1900- circa 1910

Currie, NeilReturn to Top

Neil Currie (1842-1921) was an active traveling photographer from Minnesota.

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2 Currie 1
View north at Madison Park, on Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington  
Printed on verso: These views were taken by Neil Currie, of Currie, Minnesota, on a trip aboard the Northern Pacific Railroad in July and August 1891.
1891
2 Currie 2
View south at Madison Park, on Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington  
Printed on verso: These views were taken by Neil Currie, of Currie, Minnesota, on a trip aboard the Northern Pacific Railroad in July and August 1891.
1891

Curtis, Edward S. & Guptil, Thomas H.Return to Top

Active as partners at 614 2nd St., Seattle, Washington, 1892-1897.

Edward Curtis was born in Wisconsin. At about 1874, the family moved to Le Sueur County, Minnesota. As a teenager, he became interested in photography and built a camera using the book, Wilsons Photographics. In 1885, at age seventeen, he apprenticed with a photographer in St. Paul. After the family moved to the Seattle, Washington area in 1887, Curtis bought a partnership in the photographic studio of Rasmus Rothi. He left that business after about six months and formed a new partnership with Thomas Guptill, called Curtis and Guptill, Photographers and Photoengravers. In 1897, Curtis and Guptill parted ways and Curtis renamed the studio Edward S. Curtis, Photographer and Photoengraver. Curtis was known for photographing local Native American Indians.

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2 Curtis 1
Woman
Photo missing or moved as of 12/2008.
undated
2 Curtis & Guptil 2
Portrait of women in a trio musical group: Jennie Schaeffer, Julia Grunbaum, Mrs. Driscoll, Seattle, Washington  
1904

Danner, Theodore D.Return to Top

Active in Heppner, Oregon, 1889-1891. He also partnered as Danner & Lubken, Pendleton, Oregon, 1903-1905; in Athena, 1907; and in Milton, 1911-1917.

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Studio portrait of A.J. Hicks, a "Cowlitz Advocate" seated with his wife and two small children, Castle Rock, Washington  
circa 1889

Darling StudioReturn to Top

Active in Ashland, Oregon.

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View of the Cascade Mountains, Ashland, Oregon
undated

Davidson, H.C.Return to Top

Homer C. Davidson was active as a commercial photographer at 905 Pike St., Seattle, Washington.

He also partnered as Davidson & Averrett (Homer C. Davidson and Walter E. Averrett), at 611 D S Johnston Cp. Bldg., 1908.

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View of the Hotel Assembly building, 823 Madison St., Seattle, Washington  
Hotel Assembly is now the Madison Apartments building.
circa 1920

Davies, George W.Return to Top

Active at the corner of First and Taylor Streets, Portland, Oregon, 1879-1928.

George W. Davies (1855-1929) was a photographer and as a printer for F.G. Abell, 1879-1882. Davies operated the Davies Studio with his stepson, Clarence A. Defries, 1901-1925.

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Collage print of officers portraits around a photo of the steamship Idaho  
Collage of individual portraits of the officers, numbered and identified on verso, centered around a photograph of the Idaho.
1884

Davis, RayReturn to Top

Active at 302-3, Lloyd Bldg, Seattle, Washington, 1943.

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View of housing and cars in the High Point neighborhood, Delridge district, Seattle, Washington  
July 15, 1943

Davis, WalterReturn to Top

Davis Studio was active at the Southeast corner of Second and Blanchard, Seattle, Washington, circa 1888.

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View of Seattle, Washington looking toward Territorial University building with Chas. [Charles] Louch grocery store in foreground  
Printed on mat: With the Compliments of Chas. Louch, Grocer, 1412 to 1416 Front Street. Packer of the 1888 Hams and Bacon.
circa 1888

Deig, Andrew M.Return to Top

Deig (1879-1955), was a photographer and photo tinter, active at 415 6th Ave., Seattle, Washington.

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Northern Pacific train 649 at station platform, Seattle, Washington  
undated

Studio De LuxeReturn to Top

Active in 230-1-2 Lumber Exchange, Centralia, Washington, 1908-1914.

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Studio portrait vignette of a seated young man wearing a suit, Centralia, Washington
circa 1910

Denman, A.H.Return to Top

Active at 500 National Bank of Com. Bldg., Tacoma, Washington.

Denman is listed in The International annual of Anthonys photographic bulletin and American process year-book , Volume 14, 1902 as the Vice President of the Washington Camera Club, which was established May 18, 1900. The headquarters were located The Ferry Museum, Tacoma, Washington. Denman authored a book in 1924 titled The Name of Mt. Tacoma .

Denman was instrumental in early documentation of Mount Rainier National Park, located in Pierce County, Washington. Denman Falls, was named after A.H. Denman by Ben Longmire.

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View of Professor Edmond S. Meany and two younger men in a forested camp area, Tacoma, Washington  
Professor Edmond S. Meany (1862-1935) was a historian, history professor, collector, a prolific writer, a prominent and popular civic leader who played a key role in the early history of the University and the region--perhaps the most influential and beloved figure of the Universities history. In 1894, Meany became the UWs first registrar while also holding positions as an instructor and secretary to the UW Board of Regents. In 1897, he became a full professor and head of the UW history department, teaching courses in forestry, American history, and Pacific Northwest history. He taught at the University of Washington from 1897 to 1932 and is known by many as "the father of the university." The Meany Hall for the Performing Arts is named after him. He was president of the Mountaineers from 1908-1935.
circa 1930s

Dennison PhotoReturn to Top

Dennison Photo was active at 120 1/2 Wall Street, Spokane, Washington.

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Stevens Street looking south from Main Avenue, Spokane, Washington  
circa 1910

Denny, OrionReturn to Top

Orion Denny was the son of John Denny, better known as Lake Union John. John spoke Lushootseed and had a Lushootseed name, Cheshiahud. A paved trail now called Cheshiahud around Lake Union in Seattle, Washingotn, was so named in tribute to John Denny.

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Potrait of Lake Union John and wife Madeline  
Written on verso: Indian John and Madeline, his wife. Last of the Lake Union Indians. John Cheshiahud.
circa 1900s

Depue, Earl B.Return to Top

Earl B. Depue was born in 1887 in Wisocnsin. He was the president of Depue, Morgan & Company, Inc., active at 1117 Pine St., Seattle, Washington circa 1921.

Depue also partnered with Calvin F. Todd, a commercial photographer in Washington, 1921.

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10 Depue 1
View down car lined street leading to the Green Building, Seattle, Washington
circa 1917
10 Depue 2
View of The Gables apartments at 16th & E. Harrison, Seattle, Washington
circa 1917
10 Depue 3
Houses on Capitol Hill at 307-9 Boylston N., Seattle, Washington
circa 1917
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3 Depue 4
View of a house on First Hill, 1132 11th Ave., Seattle, Washington
Written on photo: Depue 5025.
circa 1917
3 Depue 5
Bon Marche store window advertising Clows Waffle Flour , Seattle, Washington  
Stamped on verso of photo: Depue - Seattle, Denny Bldg.
undated

Depue Morgan & CompanyReturn to Top

Depue Morgan and Company was active circa 1921- circa 1929. Earl B. Morgan was the president of the photography firm.

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Snoqualmie River surrounded by trees
circa 1921- circa 1929

DeWeese, DallReturn to Top

William Dallas (Dall) DeWeese (1857-1928), was a hunter, naturalist, and author in Canon City, Colorado during the late 1800s. He spent three months in 1898 on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, in quest of large mammals (moose) for the United States Museum, and published cabinet card photographs he made while on that trip. He named Emma Lake, Alaska, for his wife Emma, the first woman hunter on the Kenai Peninsula, in the fall of 1898.

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DeWeese holding giant trophy rack of a moose, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska  
Caption inscribed on photograph: One days sport. A record moose head of the world 69 inch spread killed in Alaska by Dall De Weese Canon City, Colorado, 1897. This photo might be a copy of the photo found at the Royal George Museum and Historical Center, Cañon City, Colorado.In May 1898, DeWeese received a letter from the Division of Biological Survey with the United States Department of Agriculture requesting that he return to Alaska to undertake a survey and complete a map showing the location of geographical features such as glaciers, rivers, and lakes of the Kenai Peninsula and to collect specimens of large mammals, which were later deposited in the United States Museum of Natural History (now the Smithsonian Institution) zoology/mammal collection. Two specimens collected by DeWeese became type specimens. Type specimens are specimens that are used as the definitive specimen for that particular species (all other specimens would be compared to the type specimen): Alces gigas (Miller, 1899) and Vulpes kenaiensis (Merriam, 1900) – a moose and a fox.
1897

Dickinson PhotoReturn to Top

Active in Deering, Alaska.

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View of an elevated cache on a grass hill, Deering, Alaska  
undated

Dingman BrothersReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington.

Dingman Brothers studio was operated by Harry C. Dingman and Waldo H. Dingman in Seattle, Washington, 1902-1908.

Harry and Waldo also worked out of their own separate studios in Seattle: Harry at 1209 ½ 2nd, and 218 ½ Columbia St., 1902-1904; and Waldo at 416 Epler Blk., and at 315 Shafer Bldg., 1904-1911. Waldo also partnered with Andrew Hamilton for Novelty Photo Co., 1901-1902.

See also: Hamilton, Andrew L.

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3 Dingman Bros 1
Studio portrait of a women in black formal dress, Seattle, Washington  
This is the same woman as photographed in item [Dingman, H.C. 1]
circa 1905

Dingman, Harry C.Return to Top

Active at 218 ½ Columbia St. and 1209 ½ 2nd, Seattle, Washington, 1902-1904.

Harry also worked with his brother Waldo H. Dingman in Seattle, Washington, 1902-1908.

See also: Dingman Brothers.

Waldo also partnered with Andrew Hamilton for Novelty Photo Co., 1901-1902.

See also: Hamilton, Andrew L.

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3 Dingman, H.C. 1
Studio portrait of woman wearing a hat and coat, Seattle, Washington  
This is the same woman as photographed in item [Dingman Bros 1]
circa 1904

Dix PhotosReturn to Top

The photographer was determined by looking at established Dix photographs and comparing the handwriting.

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3 Dix 1
Grays Harbor Commercial Company dining hall exterior, Cosmopolis, Washington  
circa 1900
3 Dix 2
Grays Harbor Commercial Company dining hall interior, Cosmopolis, Washington  
circa 1900
3 Dix 3
Grays Harbor Commercial Company dining hall interior full of diners, Cosmopolis, Washington  
circa 1900

Dobbs & FlemingReturn to Top

Beverly Bernett (B.B.) Dobbs (1868-1937) started a photography studio in Bellingham, Washington, in partnership with F.F. Fleming circa 1890-1891.

B.B. Dobbs was active as a photographer and also was a pioneer in the emerging motion picture business in both Alaska and Washington State during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; he is believed to be one of the first individuals to have used motion picture film north of the Arctic Circle. Born Beverly Bennett Dobbs near Marshall, Missouri, he first learned photography in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1888, Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington, where he would operate a photography studio for twelve years (including a partnership with F.F. Fleming under the name Dobbs & Fleming between 1890-1891). Lured by the gold rush, Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska in 1900, but ultimately found more success documenting life in Alaska as a photographer and film maker. By 1903, he had formed a partnership with A.B. Kinne. The Dobbs & Kinne studio in Nome offered photography services and photo supplies. Dobbs photographed scenes in Nome and the Seward Peninsula and made award-winning portraits of the Inuit people (more commonly referred to at the time as Eskimos). Around 1909, he established the Dobbs Alaska Moving Picture Company, producing Atop of the World in Motion, a collection of travelogues. Just a few years later, Dobbs began to focus exclusively on film making. He sold his photography negatives to the Lomen Brothers (who later issued some of his work under their company name). By 1914, he had set up the Dobbs Totem Film Company in Seattle, Washington. Dobbs is listed as the cinematographer for A Romance of Seattle, a film shot in and around Seattle in 1919. During the 1930s, Dobbs photographed fish processing operations at Pacific American Fisheries (PAF) in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham.

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3 Dobbs & Fleming 1
Studio portrait of two men, Bellingham, Washington
Photo is a copy.
circa 1890-91

Dollarhide, E.F.Return to Top

Active at the corner of Commercial and Washington St., Seattle, Washington. Before coming to Seattle, Dollarhide worked with George D. Morse in San Francisco, California.

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3 Dollarhide 1
Studio portrait of a woman, Seattle, Washington
circa 1876
3 Dollarhide 2
Group studio portrait of Ben Osborn, Late Hastings, and Dr. Doane seated on bales of hay, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1876

Doody, Jerry (Jeremiah) D.Return to Top

Active in Whitehouse and Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Doody had a varied career including work for the Smithsonian Institution in Central America, the US Army in Texas in 1882 and as a Kansas cowboy. Doody was part of the 1898 stampede from California, and first worked with H.C. Barleys branch studio in Whitehorse.

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3 Doody 1
Russian Orthodox priest standing with native Eskimo boys and men of the congregation in front of a sod covered building, Seal Islands, Alaska  
1905

Duckering, WilliamReturn to Top

Active in Olympia, Washington, 1895. Duckering also managed Wilses Seattle Photographic Company, 1900-1913.

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10 Duckering 1
View of First Presbyterian Church and surrounding neighborhood from top of courthouse, Olympia, Washington
circa 1900

Duclos, Joseph E.N.Return to Top

Duclos (1863-1917) was active in Dawson, Yukon Territory, Alaska, 1899-1812. Duclos was originally from Quebec, but learned his photography skills in Maine. He and his wife moved to Dawson in 1898. He partnered with Per Edward Larss creating the photography firm of Larss & Duclos, 1899-1904. Duclos specialized in studio portraits while Larss roamed the streets and the gold fields. They sold views of the Chilkoot Pass, Dawson, and gold fields scenes taken in 1898, advertising Thousands of negatives in stock Larss and Duclos also sold film and supplies for amateurs. The firm was dissolved in 1904 when Larss married and left the Yukon. Duclos continued as a photographer in Dawson until 1912, when he sold his studio to E.O. Ellingsen. Duclos reported to Larss in 1905 that he was getting a fair share of the work although there was competition in the portrait business from Edward Adams and Mrs. Edith Goetzman. Joseph Duclos died of pneumonia after undergoing surgery in Alaska in 1917.

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Studio portrait of a young woman wearing a white dress and seated in a chair elaborately carved with dragons, Yukon Territory, Alaska  
circa 1899

DurstonReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington, 1916.

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10 Durston 1
Group of firemen at the No. 2 station watching their coworker playing checkers and cards while a couple of men read the newspaper, Seattle, Washington
Caption on photo: A good game at no. 2, Seattle, July 22 - 1916.
July 22, 1916
10 Durston 2
Firemen at the No. 2 station pulling on their clothes while one man is sliding down the pole for a midnight alarm, Seattle, Washington
Caption on photo: Midnight alarm, No. 2., Seattle, July-22-1916.
July 22, 1916

DuVall, Charles M.Return to Top

Charles M. DuVall was born November 19, 1852 in Missouri. In 1853 his family moved to Portland, Oregon where he received his education. He became interested in photography when he was twenty years old and opened a photography studio in Goldendale, Washington. He was a well known Whitman County photographer and was elected Justice fo the Peace in 1890. Charles DuVall died September 18, 1913.

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Portrait of a woman, Moscow, Idaho  
circa 1870s- circa 1913

Dyer, Spencer H.Return to Top

Active in Blaine, Washington, circa 1880s. Dyer also worked around Washington state including, Seattle and LaConner.

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Group of men and boys standing in a farm yard with a cross-cut saw, tools, and oxen, Blaine, Washington  
circa 1885

EastmanReturn to Top

Active at First and Jefferson Sts., Portland, Oregon. Most likely this is Prof. Gilman L. Eastman active in Portland, Oregon, 1887-1897. He later moved to Boise, Idaho. Records indicate that he was a disabled from volunteer civil war service as a Private, E. Company, 30th ME Infantry. Enlistment 19 July 1864 in Augusta, Maine and discharged 20 Aug. 1865 Savannah, Georgia.

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3 Eastman 1
Studio portrait of a man wearing a mustache, East Portland, Oregon  
Caption on mount: Eastman. First and Jefferson St. Portland, Oregon. St. bet. 4th and 5th. East Portland, Oregon.
circa 1870s

Eastman, F.J.Return to Top

Active at First St., Cheney, Washington and Spokane County, Washington, circa 1884.

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3 Eastman F.J. 1
Studio portrait of Mrs. Dow standing next to a table, Cheney, Washington  
1884

EdsonReturn to Top

Active in Everett, Washington.

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3 Edson 1
View of Washington State Press Association (1893-1922) group outside the office of the Everett Herald, Washington  
Caption on photo: Wash State Press - 1907 - Association - Everett.
1907

Edwards BrothersReturn to Top

Active 1891-1920 in Waterloo, Ontario, and later at 622 Cordova St. and 534 Cordova St., Vancouver, British Columbia.

George William (b. 1867) and Edgar Herbert Edwards (1870-1947) worked as photographers in Waterloo, Ontario, and in 1891, moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. They were portrait photographers but also made landscape photos. George Edwards photographed in the Yukon Territory in 1898 during the Klondike gold rush. The firm was listed in the 1911 directory, and from 1911 to 1920 they concentrated on photographic supply and motion picture supply sales.

Additional examples of their work may also be found in the book Edwards Brothers. Glimpses of Vancouver, B.C.

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3 Edwards Brothers 1
Men unloading fish catch from net onto deck, Vancouver, British Columbia  
circa 1900
3 Edwards Brothers 2
Cannery buildings on the bay, Vancouver British, Columbia  
circa 1900
3 Edwards Brothers 3
Workroom interior of cannery showing processing machines, tables, and stacked cans, Vancouver, British Columbia
circa 1900
3 Edwards Brothers 4
Workroom interior of a cannery building with stacks of cans, Vancouver, British Columbia  
circa 1900

Egan, H.Return to Top

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3 Egan 1
Stern wheel steamer Bailey Gatzert , Cascade Locks, Columbia River  
April 20, 1913

EgganReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington.

The photographer was either James P. Eggan or Halvor P. Eggan (1854-1931), brothers who operated a studio called Eggan Brothers at 113 Marion St., between Front and Second, and 207 Pike St., Seattle, Washington, 1891-1895. Both men operated their own studios, 1890-1897.

See also: Eggan Brothers

See also: Eggan, James & Ericson, Carl.

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3 Eggan 1
Studio portrait a an elderly man and woman seated, Seattle, Washington  
1846 is scratched into the photo.
circa 1890
3 Eggan 2
Man posed standing next to a chair, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1890s

Eggan BrothersReturn to Top

Active at 113 Marion St., between Front and Second, and 207 Pike St., Seattle, Washington.

Eggan Brothers included James P, Halvor P., and Sever P. Eggan. After 1900, Sever moved to Minneapolis.

See also: Eggan.

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3 Eggan Bros 1
Studio portrait of a woman wearing a large sunburst brooch, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1891-1895
3 Eggan Bros 2
Studio portrait of a woman, Seattle, Washington
circa 1891-1895
3 Eggan Bros 3
Studio portrait of a mustached man in a suit, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1891-1895

Eggan, James & Ericson, CarlReturn to Top

Active at 1516 ½ 1st Ave. and 1501 2nd Ave., Eitel Building, Seattle, Washington, circa 1901-1906

Eggan & Ericson studio was operated by James P. Eggan and Carl Ericson, 1902-1906, Seattle, Washington. James P. Eggan also operated Eggan studio and Eggan Brothers studio in Seattle with his brother Halvor P. Eggan, 1891-1895, and his own studio, 1895-1897.

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3 Eggan & Ericson 1
Studio portrait of two women and a girl, possibly three generations of women in a family, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1903
3 Eggan & Ericson 2
Studio portrait of two young women, possibly sisters, Seattle, Washington
circa 1903

Elite StudioReturn to Top

Active at 313 Riverside ave. and 818 Riverside ave., and 523 Eagle Building, Spokane, Washington, circa 1896-1932.

Owned by Miss Margaret M. Foster (b. 1867) & Miss Minnie (M.K.) Wachtman (b. 1868), where Photographs of children a specialty .

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3 Elite 1
Studio portrait of a young woman with a braid and hair ornament, Spokane, Washington
circa 1920s

Ellis, W.D.Return to Top

Active in Colfax, Washington

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3 Ellis, W.D. 1
View of four Washington State University Agricultural College buildings, Pullman, Washington  
Caption on mount: Washington Agricultural College Buildings. Pullman, Washn. Photo by W.D. Ellis, Colfax, Wtn.
circa 1899

English, H.Return to Top

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3 English 1
Group of workers posing in the Snoqualmie tunnel to the Cascades for the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Co., Washington  
Caption on photo: C3. Snoq. Tunnel through Cascades, C.M.& P.S. Copr.
1913
3 English 2
View the snow covered railroad tracks and buildings at Rockdale, Washington
circa 1913
3 English 3
View of pipelines in the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Co., Snoqualmie tunnel construction, Washington
Caption on photo: C2. Snoq. Tunnel through Cascades, C. M. & P. S. Copr.
1913

Everybodys GalleryReturn to Top

See Swick, Professor

EvansReturn to Top

It is possible that this was Bob Evans, a Douglas, Alaska photographer.

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3 Evans 1
View of a tent in front of a construction train of the Alaska Central Railroad, with mountains behind, Alaska  
June 1905

Evans & AndersonReturn to Top

It is possible that this was Bob Evans, a photographer in Douglas, Alaska.

It is possible that this is the same Evans that created photograph Evans 1

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3 Evans & Anderson 1
Logging crew standing on horse pulled log sled with a dog, Camp Johnston, Alaska
Caption on photo: Loging [sic] on the Alaska Central R.R.
September 17, 1905
3 Evans & Anderson 2
View looking up Fourth Avenue from the top of a Pile Driver, Seward, Alaska  
August 16, 1905
3 Evans & Anderson 3
Alaska Central Railway construction train crossing trestle near Seward, Alaska  
Caption on photo: Construction train crossing long trestle near Seward, Alaska.
August 27, 1905
3 Evans & Anderson 4
Dock scene with men working in foreground and boats visible in background, Seward, Alaska  
Caption on photo: A Glymps [sic] of Dock. Seward, Alaska.Written on verso: At the dock in Seward during the early days of construction, 1905 and 1906.
1905-06

Ewing, D.B.Return to Top

David B. Ewing was active at Rucker ave., Bayside, Everett, and in Anacortes, Washington, 1893-1903.

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3 Ewing 1
Workers in the machine room at Puget Sound Pulp & Paper Company, Everett, Washington  
Caption on photo: City of Everett, State of Washington, Pacific Coast Terminus of the Great Northern R.R. Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Co. Interior of machine room making book, manila and wrapping paper of Soda Process.Book, manilla, and wrapping paper was made using the Soda Process.
circa 1899
3 Ewing 2
Puget Sound Pulp & Paper Company mill on waterfront, Everett, Washington  
Caption on photo: City of Everett, State of Washington. Pacific Coast Terminus of the Great Northern R.R. Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Co.The 550-foot long mill began operation in July 1892. It had a daily capacity of 15 tons.
circa 1899
3 Ewing 3
View of the Puget Sound Reduction Company plant, Everett, Washington  
Caption on photo: City of Everett, State of Washington. Pacific Coast Terminus of the Great Northern Railroad. Puget Sound Reduction Company. Smelting gold and silver ores. Capacity 250 tons per day.
circa 1896
3 Ewing 4
Great Northern Railroad train on waterfront trestle carrying away the first load from Washington Cedar Shingle Mill, Everett, Washington  
Caption on photo: City of Everett, State of Washington. Pacific Coast Terminus of the Great Northern Railroad. Washington Cedar Shingle Mill.
circa 1896
3 Ewing 5
Puget Sound Wire, Nail, and Steel Company on the waterfront, Everett, Washington  
Caption on Image: City of Everett, State of Washington. Pacific Coast Terminus of the Great Northern Railroad. Puget Sound Wire, Nail and Steel Company. Works in operation since May, 18?? [sic] Capacity 1,000 kegs per day.
circa 1896
3 Ewing 6
Studio portrait of four small children, Anacortes, Washington,  
circa 1890s

Eyerman, J.R.Return to Top

Staff photographer for John Hamricks Theaters and active at Broadway 1441, Tacoma, Washington. He was also Life Magazine's official Northwest photographer circa 1930s-1940s.

He was married to artist and photographer Carol Eyerman, whose work appeared in Life and on 23 covers of Sunset magazine.

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3 Eyerman 1
View of the harbor with military ships and Mt. Rainier in the distance, Tacoma, Washington
circa 1940s
3 Eyerman 2
Men catching fish in small boats in the harbor with Mt. Rainier in the distance, Tacoma, Washington  
The photograph is a composite from several different images.
circa 1940s
3 Eyerman 3
Harbor in Tacoma, Washington with view of Mount Rainier  
Attached to photo:An interesting view of Tacoma's harbor, residential district and majestic Mount Rainier.
circa 1940s

FaberReturn to Top

Active at 16 Colonial Bldg., Seattle, Washington, and managed by Frank K. Brown, 1893-1894 and by W. Scott Hanks, 1894-1896.

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3 Faber 1
Studio portrait of a young woman standing dressed in a white gown, possibly Daisy Michels, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: Daisy Michels. Caption embossed on mount: Faber, one door west of post office, Seattle.
circa 1890s
3 Faber 2
Studio portrait of John Alonzo Kellogg, Fairhaven, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: Yours faithfully John Alonzo Kellogg, Class of 1892, of Fairhaven, WashingtonCaption embossed on mount: Faber, one door west of post office, Seattle.
circa 1892

C.W. FelchReturn to Top

C.W. Felch was active and lived in Nome, Alaska, 1907-1949.

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3 Felch 1
Pack horse train carrying supplies crossing Otter Creek from camp at Flat, Alaska  
Caption on photo: Pack Train from Iditarod crossing Otter Creek at Flat, July 4th, 1910. Copyright 1910.
July 4, 1910
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Iditarod, Alaska
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3 Felch 2
Miners & Merchants Bank and other tent business
July 3, 1910
3 Felch 3
Flat Creek near Iditarod
July 4, 1910
3 Felch 4
Pack train with supplies crossing Otter Creek at Flat
July 4, 1910
3 Felch 5
Flat on Otter Creek
July 4, 1910
3 Felch 6
1st Street with a horse and cart stuck in mud
July 15, 1910
3 Felch 7
1st Street
July 20, 1910
3 Felch 8
View of Iditarod, Alaska
July 23, 1910
3 Felch 9
Steamboats tied up on the Iditarod River at Dikeman
1910
3 Felch 10
Street scenes with log cabins and tents in Discovery City on Otter Creek near Iditarod
1910

Fern StudioReturn to Top

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3 Fern Studio 1
Farmers loading beets into a truck, Toppenish, Washington
Written on verso: Loading beets at Toppenish This is now done mechanically.
circa 1910s

Field StudioReturn to Top

Field Studio was located at 201 Northern Life Building, Seattle, Washington. The studio was bought by W.B. Fiske in 1919 but maintained the original studio name.

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10 Field 1
Portrait of woman in gown near banister  
circa 1921

Finch, F.P.Return to Top

Active in Aberdeen, Washington.

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3 Finch 1
Studio portrait of a young woman wearing a white blouse, Aberdeen, Washington  
circa 1895

Fink, LeonidReturn to Top

Leonid Fink was born in Russia circa 1890. Fink moved to Seattle in 1919. He worked for Curtis Studio, Seattle until 1925 when he started his own studio at 308 White Building, Seattle, Washington. He was a known portrait photographer and photographed for the Seattle Times often through the 1920s-1950s. His fiance, Ruth McDonald, was found dead January of 1929 in Spokane, Washington. Fink was detained while investigations were ongoing but was eventually released when her death was ruled a suicide. He died March 25, 1960 in Los Angeles, California.

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Man with glasses
circa 1930s

Finley, WilliamReturn to Top

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Fisherman with salmon on pole from small boat, Willamette River, Oregon  
Written on verso: Jennings Lake, Oregon, Willamette River.
September 26, 1907

Fisher StudioReturn to Top

Elliott L. Fisher was active in Ketchikan, Alaska, circa 1924-1930.

The Fisher Studio motto was "We Photograph Anything, Anywhere". Fisher went to Ketchikan in 1924 and created studio portraits, as well as photographer for newspapers, magazines, travelogues, high school year books, and local advertisements. He traveled around the country and introduced the public to Alaska. His photos of canneries, cold storage plants, huge fishing fleets that drove the economy, downtown Ketchikan, masonry buildings that were replacing wooden, natural disasters, celebrations, parades, and lazy afternoons can be found in the book We Photograph Anything, Anywhere .

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Man and woman seated on porch of a cottage, Ketchikan, Alaska  
circa 1924-1930

A.D. Fox & SonReturn to Top

Active at 857 Main St. Pomeroy, and in Asotin, Washington.

Almeron D. Fox (d. 1925) operated his studio, 1890-1925, and his son Jerry was in charge 1906-late 1920s. Jerry (d. 1952) was a talented musician and organized the Pomeroy Band. His own band, the Fox Orchestra, often played for the silent films shown at the Seeley Theatre. Jerry Foxs career was cut short when an accident damaged his eyesight.

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Studio portrait of man and a woman, Asotin, Washington  
circa 1890
3 A.D. Fox & Son 2
View of Old Mission Apple tree orchard, Asotin County, Washington  
circa 1890

Frank, LeonardReturn to Top

Leonard Frank was born in 1871 in Oldenburg, Germany. He traveled to San Francisco, United States in 1892 in search of gold and in 1894 went north to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Frank won a box camera in a local raffle and started taking photographs and in 1915 he established a photography business with his brother, Bernard in Vancouver. The studio was located at 553 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Leonard Frank photographed the lumber industry, scenery of mountains and buildings, as well as famous people such as the musician and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, and ballerina Anna Pavlova. In the 1920s he was among the first to create and sell color-tinted postcards to the public. He died February 23, 1944.

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Brick building and garden, Harrison Hotel, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia  
circa 1925-circa 1940

Franks & RomansReturn to Top

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Steamship Ohio at dock loading passengers for trip to Nome, Alaska  
Written on photo: All aboard for Nome.Typed on verso: About 30,000 persons leave Seattle every spring for Alaska an Yukon. nearly all of whome return in the Fall, although every year the permenent population gets larger. S.S. Ohio leaving Seattle for Nome.
May 24, 1900

French, Arthur E.Return to Top

Active at 936 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Washington, 1891-1906. French took a series of photographs of the Puyallup Reservation in Tacoma, WA. Photographer Art 'Happy' French worked at the Seattle P-I from 1923 until his retirement in 1946. Known for his sassy irreverent remarks and attitude, he also possessed a strong entrepreneurial sense. He was one of the first to take photographs of children with Santa Claus and charge a $1 a photo earning $10, 000 in five weeks. French also earned a reputation for trick photography and work on composite images. A photo of French, Image number 1986.5G.792, can be viewed in the Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection of digital images.

Additional photos can also be found in French's book Views of Tacoma, Washington. Photo-gravures, 1900.

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Native American Indian woman sitting at the edge of a river next to a canoe, Betsy Boston of Puyallup, Washington  
Photo is hand tinted with white outlines.
circa 1892-1905
3 French 2
Studio portrait of Albert Haywood, Tacoma, Washington  
Albert Haywood lived in Washington, circa 1857-1892. Caption on mount: French. California Building. Pacific Avenue. Tacoma, Wash.
circa 1892
3 French 3
Studio portrait of the publisher of West Coast Trade , Orno Strong, Tacoma, Washington  
Caption on mount: French. Pacific Avenue. Tacoma, Wash. Caption on verso: California Building Art Studios. French. Crayon artist and photographer. Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Wash. Entrance by elevator.Orno Strong (1852-1913) was the publisher of The West Coast Trade , an independent journal devoted to the mercantile interests of the North Pacific country. It contains quotations on the leading articles of merchandise, a weekly review of the markets in general, a record of the events of trade and business, editorial essays and notes, industrial, financial, manufacturing and shipping news. The aim of the Trade is to represent, fully and fairly, Washingtons mercantile interests, and to prove a careful, faithful friend to the retail merchant.
circa 1890s
3 French 4
Photo of a drawing of the steam boat Alida , Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1890s
3 French 5
Loggers constructing skid road for logging operations, Washington  
circa 1900
3 French 6
Studio portrait of Lena  
Written on verso: Lena's Yours Truly
February 10, 1893

Fujiwara, F.D.Return to Top

Active in Nome, Alaska, 1897.

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Group of Esquimaux on the maritime revenue cutter Bear deck.
Fujiwara's photos document a voyage of the maritime revenue cutter Bear to Point Barrow in that year. During the harsh winter of 1897-1898, Lieutenant David H. Jarvis of USRC Bear led a relief party to 265 whalers whose ships had been stranded in the ice off the northern coast of Alaska.
1897

Fuku, MitsutaroReturn to Top

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In the Early Morning [stairs and front of a house]
From accompanying material: For Winnie Spieseka and Elizabeth Hatchel Horizon House, Seattle. Belonged to their friend, Frances Smoth. Photo by a Seattle Japanese Artist.
circa 1922-1936

Fulton, A.S.Return to Top

Active in Port Townsend, Washington.

Partnered with J.M. McMurry in Fulton & McMurry.

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Studio portrait of Judge J.A. Kuhn, Port Townsend, Washington
circa 1895

Gabbett, Cecil M.Return to Top

Active in Alaska.

Gabbett (1882-1940) was a 2nd Lt. U.S. RCS at the time the following photographs were made. The USRC McCulloch was designated to enforce fur seal regulations in the vicinity of the Pribilof Islands August 9, 1906-1912. During these years of service in the Bering Sea patrol, she was especially well known because of her services as a floating court to the Alaskan towns.

Gabbett was later a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, 1920.

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Aerial view of northern fur seal rookery on coast, North Rookery, St. George Island, Pribilofs Islands, Alaska  
One of the prime interests for the U.S. Government in purchasing Alaska in 1867 was the fur seal rookeries in the Pribilof Islands northwest from Unalaska. The Russians had settled these formerly uninhabited islands with Aleuts. The Unalaska Aleuts worked in the Pribilofs hunting seal during the summer and sea otter during the winter.
circa 1906-1912
3 Gabbett 5
Bull seal on a rock at the North Rookery, St. George Island, Pribilofs Islands, Alaska  
circa 1906-1912
3 Gabbett 6
Birds eye view of masted ships and the U.S. Revenue Cutter McCulloch at Commercial Commercial Co. wharf, Unalaska harbor, Alaska  
Written verso: West end of Unalaska, Alaska. USRC McCulloch at A.C. Co. wharf. Taken by Cecil M. Gabbett, 2nd Lt., USRCS The USRC McCulloch was designated to enforce fur seal regulations in the vicinity of the Pribilof Islands August 9, 1906-1912. During these years of service in the Bering Sea patrol, she was especially well known because of her services as a floating court to the Alaskan towns.
circa 1906-1912
3 Gabbett 7
Group portrait of officers of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Fleet, McCulloch, Thetis, Rush, and Perry  
Written on verso: Officers of the U.S. Revenue cutter Fleet McCulloch, Thetis, Rush, Perry. [ill.] will be sent upon request Taken by Cecil M Gabbett 2nd Lt. US Res.
circa 1900- circa 1915

Gardiner, Roswell H.Return to Top

Gardiner (also spelled Gardener), photographer and manager for the Great Eastern Photographic Advertising Co., Victoria, 1888; as well as, British Columbia, Oregon, and various locations in California, circa 1885-1900.

In the "Local Notes," Democratic Times, Jacksonville, January 3, 1889, page 3: Two agents of the Great Eastern photo and advertising company, of which R. H. Gardiner is the manager, are in southern Oregon for a short time, making views along the railroad for advertising purposes. The company wants views of all residences and business places. They will show you the pictures and give you a chance to purchase some if you wish. They are sold in one-half dozen and one dozen lots at low rates. Give them a chance to show up your business.

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View of women, children, and a young man with a horse outside a two story house, Greenwood, Chehalis County, Washington  
Caption on mount: R. H. Gardiner, Traveling photographer and Adven...(corner is torn). People are labeled on photo from left to right: Hughs wife and child, I think; Avil Molly, Stella, mama, Thad; LeeWritten on verso: Residence of D.F. Byees at Greenwood, Chehalis County, Washington.
Founded in April 1854, Chehalis County was changed to Grays Harbor County in February 1907.
circa 1885-1888
3 Gardiner 2
Battleship U.S.S. Charleston and U.S.S. Baltimore , Portland, Oregon  
Written on verso: Zoe Semple, Seattle, Washington.
May 14, 1892
3 Gardiner 3
Battleship U.S.S. Charleston  
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Gardner, PaulReturn to Top

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Sailing vessel Polar Sea surrounded by glaciers
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Gem StudioReturn to Top

Frank E. Marshall was the proprietor and active at 1322 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Washington, 1898-1912.

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Studio portrait of three young boys and the youngest wearing a plaid kilt, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1900

Gifford, Benjamin A.Return to Top

Benjamin A. Gifford (1859-1936) was born in DuPage County, Illinois. He apprenticed to William Latour in Missouri, photographers in Fort Scott and Chetopa, Kansas, 1883 and later opened his own studio. Gifford moved to Portland, Oregon, and opened a photo studio 1883-1895. He moved to The Dalles, Oregon, and was first a partner in the Gifford and Hale studio 1895-1899 and then alone between 1899-1910. He then moved back to Portland where he worked under several studio names including, Giffords Studio and Gifford and Prentiss Inc., 1910-1920. Gifford was well-known for his images of Native Americans, views of central Oregon and Portland areas, and was considered one of Oregons best landscape photographers documenting many scenes along the Columbia River.

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Sheep herd along the Columbia River, Oregon
1899
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3 Gifford 2
Small steam boat navigating through the locks on the Columbia River, Oregon  
Caption on photo: The locks. Columbia River. Copyright 1896. Gifford. The Dalles, Or.
1896
3 Gifford 3
View of the steam boat, Sternwheeler, on the Columbia River, Oregon  
1901
3 Gifford 4
View of the Columbia River, Oregon
1901

Goetze, Otto D.Return to Top

Goetze was proprietor of Alaska Studio, active at 321 ½ Pike St., Seattle, Washington, and in Alaska, 1901-1912.

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View of construction grading down Second Ave., Seattle, Washington
circa 1897-99

Gordon & McKenzieReturn to Top

See MacKenzi Photo Co.

Grady, Martin A.Return to Top

Grady was active in Seattle from 1920-1925.

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Studio portrait of man with glasses  
circa 1920- circa1925

GranthamReturn to Top

Active in Twisp, Washington, and this is possibly Mrs. N.E. Grantham, Pateros, Washington, circa 1901. She is a photographer listed in A Checklist of 19th Century Minnesota Women Photographers

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Studio portrait of a woman in a white gown standing next to a seated man in a suit, Twisp, Washington  
circa 1905-1910

Graves StudioReturn to Top

Orrin E. Graves was the Graves Studio proprietor active in Pullman, Washington, 1925-1941.

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A group of men wearing white coveralls and posed on the front steps of a building with what appears to be a giant milk jug behind them, Pullman, Washington  
February 7, 1929

Grohman, C.Return to Top

Active in Thane, Alaska.

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Warm Springs Bay near Thane, Alaska  
circa 1900s
3 Grohman 2a-b
Wooden walkway overlooking Warm Springs Bay near Thane, Alaska
circa 1900s

Gylfe, AlexReturn to Top

Alexander Gylfe was active in South Bend, Washington, circa 1901-1906.

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Studio portrait of woman wearing a hat, South Bend, Washington  
circa 1900s
3 Gylfe 2
Studio portrait of F.A. Hazeltine of the South Bend Journal, South Bend, Washington  
circa 1901
XC1 Gylfe 3
View of the County Seat of Pacific County, South Bend, Washington  
Handwritten on image: South Bend, County seat of Pacific County.
circa 1903

Hadley, J.Return to Top

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3 Hadley J. 1a-b
Polar bears on the pack ice off Point Barrow, Alaska  
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3 Hadley J. 2a-b
Polar Bear in the Arctic off Point Barrow, Alaska
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Hadley, Urban P.Return to Top

Active in Tacoma, Washington, circa 1890s-1911. Hadley arrived in Tacoma, Washington, in the 1880s, and later moved north to Lynden. He died in nearby Bellingham, 1912. His wife, Hattie, was also a photographer.

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View of St. Peters Episcopal Church with a ladder on the roof leading to the old church tower, Tacoma, Washington  
Written on mount: Chapel in Old Tacoma.Caption on verso: Series of photo views. Photographed and Published by U.P. Hadley. Tacoma, Wash. Ter. (There is a list of 60 views of Tacoma available).
circa 1890

Haines, C.H.Return to Top

Active in North Yakima, Washington

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Studio portrait of the four Hoffer children, North Yakima,Washington  
Written on verso: Hoffer Children. Clara, Fred, Earnest and Nettie. Hoffers live in Med. Valley.
circa 1889-1890

Hale, Herbert A.Return to Top

Active in Oregon after working in San Diego, California (1888-1890). Hale started in Portland (1892-1894) before moving to The Dalles and partnering with Benjamin A. Gifford (1895-1899). He operated on his own until 1915. In 1916, Hale returned to Portland and partnered with Charles F. Redmond as Home Photographers (1916-1920).

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4 Hale 1
View of The Needles, or the Pillars of Hercules, on the Columbia River, Oregon  
1899

Hall, A.W.Return to Top

Active in Nome, Alaska

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Eskimo woman standing on a beach and wearing a traditional white cape decorated with feathers, Nome, Alaska  
Caption on photo: "The Belle" of Cape Prince of Wales.
1903

Hall, MerchReturn to Top

Active in Carbonado, Washington

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Studio portrait of a man wearing a bow tie and mustache, Carbonado, Washington  
Handwritten on verso: Merch Hall. Photographer. Carbonado, W.T. It is possible that this is the photographer Merchant Hall from Hall & Howe, (Merchant Hall and John C. Howe) 1884-1885, active at 107 Front St., Seattle, WA.
circa 1884

Hall, M.F.Return to Top

Dr. M.F. Hall was a physician and surgeon in Tanana and Fairbanks, Alaska circa 1899-1915. He was often photographed treating patients and around hospitals.

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Arctic Brotherhood senatorial party group photograph outside Arctic Brotherhood Hall, Rampart. Alaska  
Copy print
Attached to verso: Arctic Brotherhood Hall Senatorial Party, 1st Nov. 1st from left-Senator Burnham (Iowa), Wm P. Dillingham (Ver), Sargeant-at-Arms Ransdell, Senator Knute Nelson (Minn) (figure standing at right door frame in dark parka, Member A.Y.P. Cabin #1.
July 1903

Hamacher, Ephraim J.Return to Top

Ephraim J. Hamacher worked with Hilda Anderson in Ellensburg, Washington as Anderson & Hamacher circa 1885. Starting in 1888, he operated his own photographic business in both Ellensburg and Yakima, Washington. He was later active in Oregon from 1895 to 1898, and in Alaska in 1898 where he photographed people and activities related to the Klondike gold rush and became a well-known Whitehorse photographer, Yukon Territory, 1901-1912.

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Native Americans, possibly from the Yakama tribe, in Fourth of July procession, Simcoe, Washington  
Written on verso: Part of the Fourth of July procession at Simcoe last year. this was the 1894 July 4th celebration! Verdi A. Eriom? - Oct. 8th - 1930.
1894
4 Hamacher 2
Men with flocks of sheep, horses and a horse drawn carriage, Ellensburg, Washington  
circa 1888
4 Hamacher 3
Studio portrait of Louise H. Monroe wearing a lace collar, North Yakima, Washington  
Handwritten on photo: Wish best regards, Louise Monroe.
circa 1888
4 Hamacher 4
Large group of the U.S. Congress commissioners shooting Miles Canyon rapids on a wooden raft, White Horse, Yukon Territory, Alaska  
Jul 18, 1901

Hamilton, Andrew L.Return to Top

Andrew Lennox Hamilton partnered with Waldo H. Dingman for Novelty Photo Co. at 218 ½ and 308 ½ Columbia, Seattle, Washington in 1901-1902. Hamilton was also successor to Frank La Roche at 16 Colman Bldg., Seattle Washington, 1904.

Hamilton Studio was active at multiple locations in the 811 First ave., Colman Bldg., Seattle, Washington from 1905-1918. He either opened a new location or moved to Tacoma 1919-1926.

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4 Hamilton 1
Studio portrait of a woman and man wearing flower boutonniere, Seattle, Washington  
Handwritten on mount: Friends of Grannie Edna and Bill.
circa 1910
4 Hamilton 2
Studio portrait of a man  
circa 1910

Hann, Jay B.Return to Top

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4 Hann 1a-b
Panorama of Bellingham, Washington from above  
Attached to verso: From Evan's Art Store Artistic Framing, Photo Supplies, Pyrography materials, Stationary, etc. 203 E Holly St. Whatcom, Wash.
circa 1905

Hansen, AndrewReturn to Top

Active at 918 Tacoma ave., Tacoma, Washington from 1898-1899.

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4 Hansen 1
Studio portrait of two young men wearing long waiters aprons, Tacoma, Washington  
Caption on verso: James A. Oliver, February 23, 1892.
February 23, 1892
4 Hansen 2
Studio wedding portrait of man and woman with flower crown  
circa 1898- circa 1899
4 Hansen 3
Studio wedding portrait of man and woman with pleated dress  
circa 1898- circa 1899
4 Hansen 4
Studio portrait of man with a moustache
circa 1898- circa 1899

Hardy, JonathanReturn to Top

Active at 314 Pike St., Seattle, Washington, 1893-1895.

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Studio portrait of a seated man wearing a suit, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1893-95

HarrisonReturn to Top

Active in Spokane Falls, Washington.

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4 Harrison 1
Colonel Granville Owen Haller, Louis Zeigler, Thomas Reed, and two other dignitaries, Spokane Falls, Washington  
Caption on mount: Spokane Falls, W.T. Handwritten on mount: G.O. Haller. Louis Zeigler. Thomas Reed.Haller was a fearsome military man, who after fighting the Seminoles in Florida and the Mexicans in Mexico City, first came to the Northwest in 1853 to hunt down and sometimes hang insurrecting Indians. In 1863, while fighting in the Civil War on the Union side, Haller, at a wine-tasting party with a few light-headed officers, made an imprudent but ambiguous remark that might have included Lincoln's name. A Navy man twisted the incident and caused Haller to be dismissed without a hearing for the "uttering of disloyal sentiments." Haller fled his "unjust disgrace," came West again and settled first on Whidbey Island to raise a family. It took him 16 years to gain, by joint resolution of Congress, "complete exoneration," and reinstatement with the rank of colonel. In those years he raised a sizable fortune on Puget Sound. A model of pioneer enterprise, he worked it all -- real estate, lumbering, farming, and general merchandising -- out of a Coupeville store front. The very well-off Granville Haller and his wife Henrietta lived together in their First Hill, Seattle "Castlemount" home for 14 years, until the colonels death in 1897.
circa 1890s

Harrison BrothersReturn to Top

The Harrison Brothers were active in Juneau, Alaska, circa 1888-1900.

Joseph Nicoll and Henry John Harrison came to Alaska to photograph the scenery, and for a time had a photography studio and dental clinic in Juneau.

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4 Harrison Bros 1
View of totem pole on a hill, probably Tlingit, Wrangell, Alaska  
Handwritten on verso: Wrangell. Harrison Bros. Juneau, Alaska.
circa 1900
4 Harrison Bros 2
View across the water of UNS Navel warehouse and US Marine barracks, Sitka, Alaska
Caption written on mount: Indian Town Sitka, UNS Navel warehouse/US Marine barracks.
undated

Hart StudioReturn to Top

L.C. Whitney was the proprietor, and active at 1328 and 1332 2nd Ave., Seattle, Washington, 1920-1922.

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Portrait of two young women dancers, Seattle, Washington  
Photograph is autographed: All our love Eavlyn and Carol.
circa 1920

HartsookReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington

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Men and a woman with instruments in a ten piece orchestra and posed around a microphone, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso are the orchestra members names: William Hoffman, Lloyd Solberg, Arthur Clausen, Hellier Collens, Georg McElroy, Al Anderson, Roy Lemon, Frank Horsfall, Cecile Baron, and Jan Naylor, 1925.
1925

Harvey BrothersReturn to Top

Active in Blaine, Washington. One of the partners could have been Thomas Harvey, a photographer who worked under his own name in Blaine between 1901-1902.

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4 Harvey Brothers 1
Portrait of Mrs. Amy E. Leonard holding a book in front of an elaborate backdrop, Blaine, Washington  
Written on verso: Mrs. Amy E. Leonard. 3937 Ten St. Seattle
circa 1880s

Hazard, MargaretReturn to Top

Margaret Hazard, known as "Hazzie," was a Mountaineer and was married to Joseph T. Hazard. Joseph Hazard was the author of Snow Sentinels of the Pacific Northwest , a book that provided the history of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, as well as descriptions of many trails in the area. He and his wife, Margaret were part of the Mountaineers and frequently took photographs when on outings.

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4 Hazard 1
Davis Blockhouse, Whidbey Island
Written on verso: By Mrs. Joseph T. Hazard, Whidbey Island Pilgrimages, 1932.
1932
4 Hazard 2
Ebey Blockhouse, Whidbey Island
Written on verso: By Mrs. Joseph T. Hazard, Whidbey Island Pilgrimages, 1932.
1932

Hazeltine, Martin MasonReturn to Top

Hazeltine (1827-1903) was active in Baker City, Oregon and operated Hazeltine's Excelsior Studio, circa 1880-1903. While living in Oregon, Hazeltine also traveled to Idaho and Nevada where he took stereoview scenes of the region became a respected "traveling photographer".

Hazeltine was first active in several cities on the east coast around his home state of Vermont, including New York, Chicago, St. Charles, Illinois. In 1853 Hazeltine moved to San Francisco with his brother George Irving Hazeltine (1836-1918) and they operated a studio creating daguerreotype together till 1855. During his time in California Hazeltine also traveled around the state taking stereoview photographs documenting many places, including Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Butte Mine and was a highly respected pioneer photographer with extensive field work throughout the far West. Many of his views taken in the Mendocino area were later published by such firms as J. P. Soule and Lawrence & Houseworth.

In 1888, Martin was assisted at fairs near Baker City by a young boy, Wesley Andrews, who later gained renown as a photographer and postcard marketer in the Northwest. Among photographers who worked for Martin Hazeltine in the 1890s were Miss Josephine Rea and Miss Rata Allen.

Two of Martins children became photographers. Leland S. Hazeltine was offering his photography services in Joseph, Or., as early as 1884, and he is believed to have established himself in the photography business at Lakeview, Or. Viola Hazeltine, herself a photographer, married Roland T. Parker of Parkers Studio in Baker City and worked with her husband in the business under the name Parker Studio.

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4 Hazeltine 1
Studio portrait of a toddler, Baker City, Oregon  
Written on verso: Lacy, Lamour Wisdom. John and Laura Moore. Writing on top of photo faded and illegible.
circa 1880s
4 Hazeltine 2
Studio portrait of a little girl standing in a white dress, Baker City, Oregon  
Printed on mount: Hazeltines Excelsior Studio. Baker City. Oregon.
circa 1885

Hazen, ToddReturn to Top

Active at Seneca 0313 - 2028 Terry, Seattle, Washington.

Hazen was the 1921 vice president and 1923 president of the Associated Camera Clubs of America.

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4 Hazen 1
Group of men and women on the West Virginia traveling through the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard, Seattle, Washington  
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4 Hazen 2
People on ship watching canoe race
undated

Heath, L. Return to Top

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4 Heath 1
Snow covered dock and buildings of Port Gamble, Washington
January 2, 1899
4 Heath 2
View down tree-lined Rainier Ave., Port Gamble, Washington  
August 20, 1900
4 Heath 3
View looking down on the saw mill and surrounding buildings of Port Ludlow, Washington
Same view as item Heath 4.
June 13, 1899
4 Heath 4
View looking down on the saw mill and surrounding buildings at Port Ludlow, Washington
Same view as item of Heath 3.
April 24, 1900

Hegg, Peter L.Return to Top

Peter Hegg was the brother of Eric Hegg, the Klondike Gold Rush photographer. The brothers were origianlly from Sweden and Peter Hegg came to Washington in 1888. Eric Hegg started a photography studio in Bellingham, Washington in 1889, but sold it when he went to the Klondike to record the Gold Rush. Peter took over the Hegg studio when Eric left.

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4 Hegg, P. 1
Old military bridge across Whatcom Creek, Bellingham, Washington  
The bridge was built by Pickett in 1857.
circa 1904
4 Hegg, P. 2
Old military bridge across Whatcom Creek with town visible, Bellingham, Washington  
circa 1904

Herrin, David C.Return to Top

Herrin (d. 1903) was active in The Dalles, Oregon, 1896.

In 1888, the Southern Oregon Transcript reported that "Photographer D. C. Herrin, of Ashland, will open a gallery on Front Street" [Medford]. David C. Herrin, with his wife Margaret, also a photographer, ran a studio in The Dalles from 1892-1898. Moving to East Portland in 1899, the husband and wife team joined Frank G. Abell to form the Abell & Herrin Co.

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4 Herrin 1
View of the steam boats Regulator and Dalles City at Cascade Locks opening on the Columbia River, The Dalles, Oregon  
Printed on mount: D.C. Herrin. Columbia River Scenery, The Dalles, Oregon, via D., P. & A.N. Co.s Steamers "Regulator" and "Dalles City".
1896

Hetzel, LeoReturn to Top

Active in Port Angeles, Washington, 1903-1906.

Victor Leopold Hetzel (1877-1949), began toying with a box camera and photography at the age of 14. He traveled about the Pacific Northwest, after leaving school, and supported himself by shooting photos of proud loggers posing in forests. He moved to Southeastern California in 1910, and continued another 30 years of photography. particularly noted for his historical American frontier documentary style of photography. He created flattering photos of his subjects, and his wife and daughter often hand colored his desert-in-blossom scenes sold to Imperial Valley, California, residents.

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Puyallup Indian women surrounded by baskets and weaving a basket while seated on a mat, Puyallup, Washington  
circa 1903-1906

Heistand, J.G.Return to Top

Joseph Gonder Heistand was born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1860. In 1900 he moved to Manitou Springs, Colorado and bought Ute Iron Springs near Pikes Peak. There he built a pavilion and hotel that attracted tourists. He was the official photographer of the Pikes Peak Railway. He owned a famous mineral shop in Manitou as well.

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People gatherd around street car, Pikes Peak Cog Road, Colorado
July 27, 1913

Hileman, Tomar JacobReturn to Top

T.J. (Tomar Jacob) Hileman (1882–1945) was active at Glacier Park, Montana, photographing landscapes and the Blackfoot Indian people. After working in Chicago and graduating from Effingham School of Photography, he was a photographer in Colorado. In 1911 Hileman moved to Kalispell, Montana to open his own portrait studio. He and Alice Georgeson were the first couple to marry in Glacier National Park in 1913.

Hileman was appointed the official photographer for the Great Northern Railway in 1924, and created photos of Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, moving bulky camera equipment by packhorse, even at times perching on a narrow ledge to get just the right image on film. He also photographed the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton, Alberta, which was built by the railway. In 1926 Hileman opened photo-finishing labs in both Glacier Park Lodge and Many Glacier Hotel, which were convenient for tourists who could drop off their film evenings and pick up their prints the next morning.

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View of an alpine Cedar tree overlooking the Glacier Park valley and river below, Kalispell, Montana  
Stamped on verso: Glacier Park Photo Shop. Photo supplies, flowers, framing. Glacier Park views a specialty. Number 9519- Alpine Ceder. This view is copyrighted by Hileman. Kalispell, Mont.
circa 1926

Hirschfeld, Alfred CyrilReturn to Top

Active in Alaska and Atlin, British Columbia.

Hirschfeld (1866-1926) worked the Alaska and Klondike towns in 1898, and moved to work in Atlin 1899. Hirschfelds photo studio was destroyed in the August 1900 fire. He purchased the Atlin Claim in December 1900 and sold it the following year. Hirschfeld eventually settled in Vancouver, but appears not to have practiced professionally there. He married Marguerite Ethel Miller in Vancouver, 1902, and Hirschfeld became manager of the Atlin Lake Lumber Co. He later moved to San Francisco.

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4 Hirschfeld 1
View of people "Klondikers" with supplies, tents and sleds camping on the summit of Chilkoot Pass, Alaska  
Written on photo: Cache on Chilcoot summit - Alaska. A.C. Hirschfeld. No. 12.
1898
4 Hirschfeld 2
View of people and tent encampment at the Scales with Klondikers ascending Chilkoot Pass in the background, Alaska  
Written on photo: Chilcoot
circa 1898

Hobbs Isaac N.Return to Top

Active in Tacoma, Washington, circa 1890s.

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People at the gate and in front of Ilwaco Beach Life Saving Station, Washington  
Ilwaco Beach Life Saving Station was built 1891. The station was first started in 1889 on a volunteer basis, and called the Ilwaco Beach station. On November 3, 1891, the ship Strathblane went aground near the station. The volunteer crew was unable to get their lines out to the ship, and seven people died. As a result of this, a decision was made to put the station on a full-time professional basis. It was later renamed the Klipsan Station . The station was one of several assigned to protect the area known as the Graveyard of the Pacific.
circa 1890s

Hodge, MauriceReturn to Top

Maurice Hodge was active at 711 South West Ankeny Street in Portland, Oregon. He was a Sargent in World War I and photographed some aspects of the war for the United States Army Signal Corps. After the war, in 1924, Hodge began working with Edgar B. Smith. They remain partners for a couple of years and then separated. Around the 1930s Hodge was a co-owner of Sawyer Commercial Studios in Portland, Oregon along with Harold J. Graves and Edwin E. Mayer. Sawyer Commerical studios was active until about 1948.

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4 Hodge 1
Fisherman netting a fish near Porltand, Oregon
Printed on verso: Ready for the net. A big Cutthroat over on his side after five minutes of giving everything he had. This shot was made on a stream a scant hour from Portland, Oregon.Stamp on veros for Maurice Hodge Commercial Photography 711 S.W. Ankeny Street Phone Beacon 0300. Portland, Oregon.
circa 1934

Hoffman, J.P.Return to Top

Active in Chiwaukum, Washington, circa 1880's.

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Portrait of young girl wearing a white dress and standing next to a chair, Chiwaukum, Washington  
circa 1880's

Hofsteater, Orlando M.Return to Top

Active at Christs Block, Vancouver, Washington, circa 1885 and operated Hofsteater Photograph Gallery through circa 1901-02.

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View of men marching in military parade across a field at Fort Vancouver, Washington  
circa 1885
4 Hofsteater 2
View of military parade at Fort Vancouver, Washington  
circa 1880s
4 Hofsteater 3
View of a military drill with men running and men on horseback at Fort Vancouver, Washington  
Caption on verso: Property of Thos. M. Anderson, Colonel of the 14th Inf., U.S. Army. Vancouver Bks., 1886-1898
circa 1880s
4 Hofsteater 4
Studio portrait of Colonel Lewis Hunt, Vancouver, Washington  
Handwritten on verso: Colonel Lewis Hunt (d. 1886). Infantry 14th. U.S.A. Colonel Hunts death at Vancouver Barracks resulted in Colonel T.M. Andersons being sent as his successor, 1886-1898, as Colonel of the 14th U.S. Infantry, which he built up into a first-rank regiment.Hunt started his military career as Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843 and rose through the ranks while serving in the War with Mexico, 1847-48, frontier duty at Ft. Humboldt, Cal., 1853-54, — and Scouting against Trinity River Indians, and Captain, 4th Infantry, May 23, 1855 in the March to Washington Territory, 1858, — Ft. Steilacoom, 1858‑59, — San Juan Island, Wash., 1859-60, — Ft. Steilacoom, 1860, — Ft. Townsend, 1860‑61, — and Ft. Terwaw, Cal., 1861. served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Feb. 1 to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — and Battle (Colonel, 92d New York Volunteers, May 21, 1862) of Fair Oaks, May 31 to June 1, 1862, where he was severely wounded. He continued to command regiments in battles around the U.S. and returned to Vancouver Barracks, W. T., to Nov. 16, 1885. He was transferred to light duty at San Diego Barracks, Cal., to Aug., 1886; and at Ft. Union, N. M., and died Sep. 6, 1886.
circa 1880-1886
4 Hofsteater 5
Studio portrait of Colonel Thomas McArthur Anderson standing, Portland, Oregon  
Written on verso: General Thomas McArthur Anderson of Portland. While Colonel of the 14th U.S. Infantry at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, 1886-98.Anderson (1836-1917) began his military career as Private, Co. A, 6th Ohio Infantry, 20 Apr to 15 May 1861. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to Lt Colonel, 9th US, 20 Mar 1879. After his appointment with the 14th U.S. infantry, he was appointed Brig General of Volunteers, 4 May 1898; Major General of Volunteers 13 Aug 1898 (honorably discharged from Volunteers 12 June 1899); Appointed Brig General, USA (Regular Army), 31 Mar 1899 and finally retired 21 Jan 1900.
circa 1886
4 Hofsteater 6
View of men, horses, and carriages on Main Street, Vancouver, Washington  
circa 1880s
4 Hofsteater 7
View of the Institute for Defective Youth, Vancouver, Washington  
Written on verso: State School for Defective Youth at Vancouver, Washington.This school was renamed Washington State School for the Blind.
circa 1890

Horton, George D.Return to Top

Gilbert D. Horton (1853-1936), partnered with Lewis from Stanwood and operated the Palace Floating Gallery, Snohomish, 1884-1886. Horton operated alone it until 1888. On September 1, 1888, The Eye reported, “Horton has sold his floating gallery to a Seattle gentleman who will take it to Stanwood next week.”

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View of the Lowell township on the Snohomish River, Washington  
Printed on verso: Views of Puget Sound. Palace Floating Gallery. G.D. Horton, Artist. View no. 54. Lowell 1886.
1886

Howard, Mart AlbertReturn to Top

Mart Albert left his home in Webster, Massachusetts in October of 1897 in search of gold. His travels brought him to Alaska and north to Dawson, Yukon Territory. He operated a mine for a short period until 1905 when he returned to Massachusetts.

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4 Howard 1
Mining operations with tracks and buildings, Adams Hills, British Columbia  
Written on photo: Adams Gulch.
circa 1897
4 Howard 2
Mining operations and sluicing on Cheechako Hill, Alaska  
Written on photo: Sluicing on Chechaco Hill.
May 11, 1901

Hoyt, HiramReturn to Top

Active at Mill St. Seattle, Washington, 1876-1878. Hoyt worked as a photographer in California, 1873-1875, before operating his studio in Seattle, Washington. He later moved to Texas where he worked as a photographer until 1899.

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Studio portrait of a young man with muttenchop sideburns and dressed in a tuxedo, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1876-1878
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Group portrait of the 16 man Excelsior Cornet Band, Port Gamble, Washington  
Musicans are listed on photo mount.
circa 1885

Hunt, Harriet Elizabeth Return to Top

Harriet Elizabeth (Frost) Hunt, (Lizzie), (1865-1934) was active in Ketchikan, Alaska, 1898-1934.

Harriet and her daughter Bertha Hunt Wells were the first female photographers in the territory. Harriet and her husband Forest Joseph Hunt moved from Washington to Wrangall, Alaska, in 1898. She immediately took over the operation of a small café, the Blue Front. She was very popular for her lemon pies. The family moved to Ketchikan in March, 1900. When the family was settled in Ketchikan, Harriet Hunt opened a photo studio and gallery in the family store. The Hunt store was one of the first to recognize the need to serve the visitor trade as well, making postcards and even putting Harriets photos on china souvenirs. She took hundreds of photos over the next few years, but then gave up photography over concerns about working with the chemicals and the physical exertion of lugging the big camera back and photographic plates back and forth. Their pet black bear could sometimes be seen waiting out side their meat store on Front Street. Lizzie founded the L yceum club which became the library board and would serve on it for the rest of her life. She would also found the womens Chamber of Commerce and be active in local lodges and other groups. Forest was Ketchikan’s mayor, an active community leader, and State Legislator. They owned Hunt’s Book and Novelty Store where you could “buy almost everything you want”. The store was a very popular stop for visitors and locals. It closed in 1954.

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View of village building construction at Coppermount, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska  
Written on verso: Store & bunk houses, cook house.Coppermount was a village on the southwest coast of Prince of Wales Island, at the head of Copper Harbor, east of Hetta Inlet. The Coppermount post office was established here in 1900 and transferred to Sulzer in 1907.
circa 1903-1904

Hutchins, C.C.Return to Top

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Jake Hunt, Tomitsk, on horse, White Salmon River Valley, Washington
circa 1917

Imperial StudioReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington.

See Rothi, R.P., and Rothi R.P. & Curtis, Edward S.

Ives, WilliamReturn to Top

Active at 1128 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Washington. Ives partnered with Harry S. Hover, operating Ives & Hover, circa 1895. Ives then worked at the Lick Gallery (1896-1898).

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Studio portrait of parents with four children of the Foss family, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1890s

Jackson, Albert L.Return to Top

Albert Jackson was born in Knoxville, Iowa on April 4, 1856. In 1862 his family traveled to Eugene, Oregon where he opened a photograph studio in 1876 and was active there and in Portland, Oregon until circa 1885. He moved to Tacoma, Washington in 1885. Jackson was active at 919 C. St. Paris Panel and 1021 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Washington, 1891-1918. In 1897 he won the top prize in the state photograph exhbit. Jackson and Edward D. Johnston operated together as Jackson & Johnston, 1911. He died Spetember 26, 1922.

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4 Jackson, A.L. 1
Studio portrait of author and journalist, Bernice E. Newell, Tacoma, Washington  
Newell (1898-1986) was a journalist and wrote The Mountaineer as well as ... Stories of the Yakima Valley Indians . She also co-authored The Mountain and other poems , which included poems about Mt Rainier and Tacoma, Washington.
circa 1910
4 Jackson, A.L. 2
Studio portrait of woman with child and baby  
cabinet card
circa 1910

Jackson Photo StudioReturn to Top

O. Seti and Y. Matsuda operated the Jackson Photo Studio, active at 624 Jackson, Seattle, Washington.

J.M. Amano was a photographer at the Jackson Photo Studio, Seattle, Washington, circa 1919-1925.

See also: Amano, J.M.

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Large group portrait of the Young Peoples Christian Convention outside the Japanese Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington  
1932
4 Jackson Studio 2
Large group portrait of Japanese American students in front of Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
February 25, 1939
4 Jackson Studio 3
Large Group portrait of the Japanese American womens group Fuyo-Kai, standing in the Sylvan Grove at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
May 22, 1939
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4 Jackson Studio 4
Large group of Japanese participants in the 4th annual Northwest Young Buddhist Federation conference in Wapato, Washington in front of the Buddhist Temple building
Written on photo: 4th Annual N.W.Y.B.F. Conference
March 23-24, 1935
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10 Jackson Studio 5
Large group portrait at Japanese wedding
Japanese writing on photograph mounting.
circa 1935

Jackson William P.Return to Top

William Jackson was born in London, England and moved to the United States in 1850. Active at Pacific Ave. and the corner of 11th St., Tacoma, Washington, circa 1887-1908. Jackson also worked in Sunnyside, Washington, circa 1905.

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4 Jackson, W.P. 1
Studio portrait of a woman standing next to a seated man, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1889
4 Jackson, W.P. 2
Studio portrait of a woman, Tacoma, Washington
circa 1888
4 Jackson, W.P. 3
View of the Wm. P Jackson studio and nearby businesses on the corner of Pacific Ave. and 11th St., Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1888
4 Jackson, W.P. 4
Studio portrait of the men from the Committee of Fifteen, having charge of the anti-Chinese agitation in Tacoma, Washington  
Individuals are named and numbered on the front mount of the photo.
1885
4 Jackson, W.P. 5
Group of citizens comprising the Tacomas Twenty-Seven, including Mayor Robert Jacob Weisbach, responsible for intimidating the Chinese during the Anti-Chinese riots in Tacoma, Washington
Pictured are citizens indicted for inciting the expulsion of Tacomas Chinese community. On the November 3rd, 1885, a large mob of Tacoma citizens marched on the Chinese community, forcing people to flee their homes and possessions. This group included many of the cities leading citizens, including Mayor Jacob Weisbach. The perpetrators were indicted and appeared before a judge, who ordered them free on bail. Eventually the indictments were dropped. In 1993, the Tacoma City Council passed a resolution to make amends and to apologize for the actions of past city leaders.Individuals are named and numbered on the front mount of the photo.Caption on mount: Tacomas Twenty-Seven. Names of the citizens indicted for causing the Chinese Exodus from Tacoma, W.T. November 3, 1885. Jackson. Photographer.
November 3, 1885
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Studio portrait of woman with key shaped collar brooch  
cabinet card
circa 1887-1908

Jacobs, CurtisReturn to Top

Jacobs (d. 1948) was active in Nome, Alaska.

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Large group portrait of children and teachers outside of a school building, Nome, Alaska  
May 14, 1940
4 Jacobs, C. 2
Mining dredge under construction, United States Smelting Refining and Mining Company, Nome Alaska  
Written on photo: U.S.S. R.&M. Co. No. 5 Dredge under construction
circa 1935
4 Jacobs, C. 3
Group portrait of men dressed in suits sitting and standing around a table, Nome, Alaska  
circa 1940s
4 Jacobs, C. 4
Two women standing among high snow drifts on Steadman Avenue, Nome, Alaska
circa May 20,1940s
4 Jacobs, C. 5
Nome across Bering Sea ice
circa 1940s
4 Jacobs, C. 6
United States Post Office and Court House, Nome
circa 1940s
4 Jacobs, C. 7
Tent city showing building under construction on the beach at Nome
1900
4 Jacobs, C. 8
International date line between Siberia and Alaska showing Big and Little Diomede Islands
circa 1940s

Jacobs, FrankReturn to Top

Jacobs (1881-1979), was a pioneer in the field of photojournalism, and covered events big and small throughout the Pacific Northwest, but specialized in transportation disasters such as ship and train wrecks. Jacobs had been interested in photography since he was a boy and opened his own photography studio at 4th Avenue and Union Street, Seattle, circa 1908. Although he spent most of his career with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, starting 1909, he also had stints with other publications, ran his own photography studio, served as an early motion picture cameraman, starting circa 1911, for the Pathe News, and had the opportunity to photograph eight Presidents. He became the first photographer to take aerial photographs of Seattle. In 1913.

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4 Jacobs, F. 1
View from 2nd Ave at Pike St. of people, cars, and street car tracks outside the Peoples Savings Bank and Bigelow Buildings, Seattle, Washington  
Printed on verso of photo: Pike, looking east from 2nd Ave. From the shop of Frank Jacobs, photographer, 304 Third Ave., Seattle, Washington.
circa 1920s-30s
4 Jacobs, F. 2
View looking down on the crowd of people outside 215 Pike st. at S.H. Kress & Co. at the corner of 2nd Ave. and Pike St., Seattle, Washington  
circa 1920s-30s
4 Jacobs, F. 3
Group portrait of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington dressed in pioneer costumes, Seattle, Washington
Written on verso: A Day in the Sixties -- February 1937. This annual affair for members and guests in Seattle Chapter No. 1 of the Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington. Margaret Ashworth Maxson (Mrs. Louis H.) was President of the Chapter. In the center, front Mrs. Edmond Bowden was turned sidewise to show the sunbonnet which her mother made and wore. Mrs. Bowden (Angie Burt Bowden) wrote: Early Schools of Washington Territory. Note--The photo widened the right-hand third of the group. Printed on verso: From the workshops of Frank Jacobs, photographer & artist, 1213 Third Ave., Seattle
1937
4 Jacobs, F. 4
View looking Southeast and down across the roofs of 3rd Ave. and Union St., Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: Post Intelligencer block SW corner Union/4th, White Bldg./U.S. Post Office.Printed on verso: From Jacobs Photo Shop. 2nd Floor, P I Building.
circa 1917
4 Jacobs, F. 5
F.E. Mackensize Greenwood Garage with a gas pump and cars outside, Seattle, Washington  
Printed on verso: From the Shop of Jacobs, photographer, Seattle
circa 1920
4 Jacobs, F. 6
Steamship S.S. Oregon docked with crowd below  
Printed on photo: Jacobs Photo Shop P.I. Bldg., Seattle
circa 1916

Jacobson, Edward I.Return to Top

Active in Bellingham, Washington, circa 1905.

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Studio portrait of a woman wearing glasses, Bellingham, Washington  
circa 1930s

James, E.E.Return to Top

Active in Roslyn and North Yakima, Washington, circa 1885-1904.

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Portrait of a man in military uniform, Roslyn, Washington  
Handwritten on verso: [Illegible name]. Hair dark brown. Eyes brown. Wiskers blonde. Coat dark blue. Collar red.
circa 1885
4 James 2
Large outdoor group portrait of men in suits and uniforms and wearing a ceremonial ribbon, North Yakima, Washington  
Printed on verso: E. E. James, photographer. Makes views on short notice. Copies and enlarges small pictures of all kinds to any size or style.
circa 1902
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Cyrus Walker standing with his dog in front of residence at corner of D and 2nd St. in North Yakima, Washington
Written on verso: Cyprus Walker (1827-1913).
circa 1903
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4 James 4
Man sitting on a rock near Prosser Falls, Benton County, Washington
circa 1885-1904
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View of a bridge leading to Prosser on the Yakima River, Washington  
circa 1902

James & Bushnell (James, Eli M. & Bushnell, Corry A.)Return to Top

The James & Bushnell studio was operated by Eli M. James & Corry A. Bushnell in Seattle, Washington, 1903-1922. James was also partnered with Sidney M. Merrihew in Seattle and Tacoma between 1919-1926. Bushnell previously worked in Ellensburg, 1891-1895.

See also: Bushnell, Corry A. (1866-1941).

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4 James & Bushnell 1
Woman wearing white lace shirt and a locket with her hair in a bun, Seattle, Washington  
Possibly the same woman as pictured in item [James & Bushnell 2].
circa 1917
2 James & Bushnell 2
Portrait of a woman in U.S. Yeomen Navy military uniform, World War I, Seattle, Washington  
Possibly the same woman as pictured in item [James & Bushnell 1].
circa 1917
2 James & Bushnell 3
Studio portrait of a woman standing, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1917

James & MerrihewReturn to Top

Active in Seattle near Pike and 1st St., and Tacoma, Washington.

James & Merrihew ran a great promotion in 1930. They had a baby photo exhibit, free to visit. Visitors would vote on the cutest baby. And during the exhibit they also had visitors pose their babies for free to be in the next photo contest.

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Studio portrait of a young woman with a wavy bob haircut and wearing a pearl necklace, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1920s

Jeffers Art StudioReturn to Top

Owned by Joseph (Joe) Jeffers and operated in Olympia, Washington, 1903-1975.

After graduating from Olympia High School Joe apprenticed with his old friend and photographer A.D. Rogers, working along side Rogers' own son. After completing a year of Business College Joe struck out on his own. As Darius Kinsey was covering the upper Sound region, Jeffers worked the camps of the southern Sound. He was a traveling photographers, going town to town making photographs at any opportunity, as well as a salesman and technician, cleaning, repairing and trading the " Kodaks" (as cameras were then called). Joe was capturing the early development of the Pacific Northwest and its people. His wife, Opal, learned from him to both take photos and process them, she also became a very talented photographer and hand-colorist.

Jeffers purchased an art studio located on the southeast corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street and established Jeffers Art Studio in 1903. They soon became the photographers of choice for the Society Set in the entire region. Jeffers Studios motto was: Ars Gratia Artis; Art for Arts Sake (also the motto of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Which, to an working artist, serves as a reminder.colorist. Jeffers

By 1913 they were had a new building designed especially for their photographic arts. It was the first one of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The Jeffers Studio building, designed by their good friend, the young architect Joseph Wohleb, just from California. Especially unique is the buildings large sloping skylight on its north side, which allowed in the beautiful northern light that artists covet. On the Olympia Heritage Register of Historic Properties, this Mission Revival style beauty stands today as a monument to both artists - Jeffers and Wohleb on the SE corner of historic 5th Avenue at Washington Street, just north of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts downtown Olympia, Washington. Jeffers fell to his death at age 45 while climbing a dangerous ice chimney on the Jeffers Glacier on the Olympic mountains.

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10 Jeffers Art Studio 1
Group portrait of the Washington State Bar graduates, Olympia, Washington
Written on mount, front row left to right: A.L. Black, A.D. H. Jackson, A.E. Graham, J.P. Stanford, J. Sommer, P.R. Herby. Center row: Ove Malling (O.M.) Nelson, L.J. Bounds, William D. Askren, Lawrence Bogle, E.G. Lumpe. Back row: George Olson, C.E. Harford, P.M. Troy, M. Bridges.
1908

Jeffers, JosephReturn to Top

Active in Olympia, Washington

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4 Jeffers, J. 1
A large pile of trees in a clear cut field around Cloverfield farm with General Hazard Stevens standing far in the distance, Washington
Hazard Stevens (1842-1918) was the son of the first governor of Washington Territory, and worked in law and for the Oregon Steam Navigation Co. He served in the Civil War and received a Medal of Honor. Stevens was one of the first to ascend Mt. Rainier, in 1870.
1914
3 Jeffers, J. 2
General Hazard Stevens and 2 other men standing next to a large pile of trees in the clear cut field around Cloverfield farm, Washington  
Hazard Stevens (1842-1918) was the son of the first governor of Washington Territory, and worked in law and for the Oregon Steam Navigation Co. He served in the Civil War and received a Medal of Honor. Stevens was one of the first to ascend Mt. Rainier, in 1870.
1914

Jenny, JosephReturn to Top

Active in Mt. Angel, Oregon, 1903-1917.

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View of steamships above Willamette Falls on the Willamette River, Oregon  
Handwritten on verso: River in Western Amerikas [sic]. Carl Wurth.
circa 1909
3 Jenny 2
Two women pole fishing on a river bank, Willamette River, Oregon  
Caption on mount: F.A. Griumm. Photo.Handwritten on verso: Fischsport der Damen on einem Flusse in Western Amerikas. Carl Wirth.
circa 1909

Johnson, Albert J.Return to Top

Johnson (1880-1926) was active in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1905-1914. The Johnson Studio and camera shop was first located at 290 lst Avenue, and later moved to 3rd Avenue near Cushman Street. In 1914 the family moved to McKinleyville, California, and later to Oakland where he operated a successful portrait gallery. He briefly lived in Nenana, Alaska, 1916-1918, and was one of the official photographers for the Alaska Engineering Commission and worked on a special assignment, documenting the very beginnings of the town of Nenana. Johnson documented Eskimo life near Nome, walrus hunting, village activities and modes of travel by coastal Natives.

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4 Johnson, A.J. 1
Woman in a bonnet standing out in the garden in front of a house, Fairbanks, Alaska  
Written on verso: Garden of Mr. Brown of Fairbanks. Bought flowers and vegetables for hospital for $50.
circa 1912
4 Johnson, A.J. 2
Interior view of St. Matthews Church, Fairbanks, Alaska  
Written on verso: Rev. C.L. Betticher was the Rector-in-charge
circa 1912
4 Johnson, A.J. 3
Staff and missionaries standing in front of St. Matthews Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska  
circa 1912

Johnson, John L.Return to Top

Active at 1516 ½ First ave., circa 1906-10; 314 Liberty Bldg., 1912-1919; 314 Yale Bldg., circa 1920; 519 Hinckley Bldg., 1921-1925, Seattle, Washington.

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4 Johnson, J. 1
Large group photo of Firemen standing outside a brick Fire station, Seattle, Washington.  
circa 1910-1926

Johnson, Walter H.Return to Top

This is possibly Johnson from Alaska, who was involved with the Eskimo and Reindeer population. He participated in writing a Report on the work of the Bureau of Education for the natives of Alaska, 1914-1915.

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4 Johnson, W. 1
Reindeer herd standing outside in the snow near a log cabin, Alaska  
Written on verso: Reindeer on the Kuskokwim. Photo by Walter H. Johnson.
circa 1914

Joy Parlor StudioReturn to Top

Active at 207 2nd SO., Seattle.

Printed on verso: The home of the cowboy post cards.

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Four men posed in little boat studio prop The Hum-Dinger of Seattle, Washington  
circa 1910s

Judd, Charles L.Return to Top

Charles L. Judd was born in 1856 to Edwin and Rosina Judd in Waupun, Wisconsin. His family moved to Minnesota in 1867. Judd moved to Washington in 1900 and lived in Everett and Tacoma before moving to Anacortes where he opened a photograph studio. He specialized in portrait and Puget sound Landscape photography. Every summer from 1926-1930 Judd became the Official Photographer for the Cascade Pass Highway Commission. Judd died June 9, 1936.

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Doubtful Lake with surrounding landscape, Washington  
circa 1926-circa 1930

Jukes, Mark FrederickReturn to Top

Mark Frederick Jukes (1878-1971) lived and worked in Bellingham, Washington for 76 years. His studio was located in the Sunset Building, Bellingham.

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Logging camp with railroad carts carrying logs  
Written on photo: A western camp.
circa 1925-circa 1926
4 Jukes 2
Pier in water with factory in background, near Bellingham, Washington
Written on photo: Squalicum Fill 1940.
circa 1940

Juleen, J.A.Return to Top

J.A. Juleen Studio was an Everett commercial photo studio, 1908-1954, first in the hands of John Juleen (1874-1935) and, following John’s death, under the ownership of his wife Lee, Lena Dalquist Juleen, who died in 1955.

Juleen opened his first photo studio in Everett’s Colby building, located on the southwest corner of Hewitt and Colby. Later Juleen Studios were located in the Eclipse Building at 2810 Colby in 1912; 1709 Hewitt Avenue, circa 1921; and 2930 Rockefeller in 1923. For a time, Lee Juleen operated the studio in Everett’s Bon Marche building.

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5 Juleen 1
View of front entrance of the Everett Public Library, Everett, Washington
The library was designed by the architect, Carl Gould. His design is often noted as a successful application of early thirties aesthetics.
circa 1934
5 Juleen 2
Side view of the Everett Public Library, Everett, Washington
The library was designed by the architect, Carl Gould. His design is often noted as a successful application of early thirties aesthetics.
circa 1934
5 Juleen 3
View of Hartford Eastern Railway, formerly the Everett and Monte Cristo Railroad, outside the Penn Mining Co. warehouse and Barlow Pass Guard Station behind (U. S. Forest Service), Barlow Pass, Washington  
Written on verso: Hartford Eastern gas car at Barlow Pass, 4 miles below Monte Cristo. Formerly the Everett and Monte Cristo Railroad. Penn Mining Co. warehouse in front (by tracks, with sign) Barlow Pass Guard Station behind (U. S. Forest Service).
undated
5 Juleen 4
View of 3 pilots standing alongside the Commercial Air Transport Co. Alexander Aircraft airplane, Everett, Washington  
Written on verso: Photo by John Juleen, Everett, July 1927. Taken for Commercial Air Transport Co.
July, 1927
5 Juleen 5
Train tunnel for Hartford Eastern Railroad near river, Snohomish County, Washington  
circa 1915- circa 1929
5 Juleen 6
Train track for Hartford Eastern Railroad, Snohomish County, Washington  
circa 1915- circa 1929

Kautz, Ira. AReturn to Top

Ira A. Kautz was active at 912 2nd St., Seattle, Washington, 1893-1910.

Kautz partnered with Harry F. Roberts, for Roberts & Kautz, Seattle, Washington, 1892-1893. He partnered with Kinsey, (possibly Darius Kinsey), 1893-1895. He also partnered with Frank C. Plummer at the Sterling Studio, Seattle, Washington, 1895-1898. He was also active in Roslyn, Washington, 1903-1910.

See also: Plummer, Frank C.

See also: Kinsey & Kinsey

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5 Kautz 1
Studio portrait of woman wearing pierced earrings, Seattle, Washington
1895

Kautz & KinseyReturn to Top

Ira A. Kautz & Kinsey were active at 912 2nd St., Seattle, Washington, 1893-1895.

Kautz partnered also with Harry F. Roberts, Roberts & Kautz, Seattle, Washington, 1892-1893; and with Frank C. Plummer at the Sterling Studio, Seattle, Washington, 1895-1898. He was also active in Roslyn, Washington, 1903-1910. This Kinsey brother is possibly Darius Kinsey, brother to Clarence and Clarke Kinsey who were active photographers in Alaska. Darius Kinsey was active in Seattle and Sedro Woolly, Washington 1903-1917.

See also: Plummer, Frank C.

See also: Kinsey & Kinsey

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10 Kautz & Kinsey 1
View of loggers driving a team of oxen pulling logs through the forest, Washington
1895

Kellerman, E.Return to Top

Active at Main Street, Montessano, Washington, circa 1889.

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5 Kellerman 1
Portrait of woman in a white wedding dress standing next to a seated man in a suit, Montessano, Washington  
circa 1889

Kelly, Millard F.Return to Top

Active at 1111 E. Street, Tacoma, Washington, 1890-1894. Kelly also worked for the Cresent Gallery. Kelly was killed by a train outside of Tacoma in January of 1911.

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5 Kelly 1
Native American Indian woman and man sitting on a log, Old Tom a canoe builder and mayor of Oak Harbor, Skagit, Washington  
Written on mount: Old Tom. A canoe builder. Mayor of Oak Harbor. Old Tom, a canoe builder with a D-adze in hand, is bare foot and wearing a stiff-billed cap seated with his wife on log. She is also barefoot and dressed in flowing woven fabrics and has a scarf tied headband style.
circa 1885
5 Kelly 2
Studio portrait of two men  
cabinet card
circa 1885

Kennell-EllisReturn to Top

Active at the Kennell-Ellis Studio, 1280 Willamette St., Eugene, Oregon.

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5 Kennell-Ellis 1
View of the S. P.M. W. 1950 Jordan Spreader train on the cascade line clearing snow from the tracks at the Cascade summit, Oregon
Written on verso: Cascade Summit:- Jordan Spreader clearing yard tracks. winter of 1927.
1927
5 Kennell-Ellis 2
View of a man looking at the snow covered cascade line railroad tracks and portal of tunnel, Cascade Summit, Oregon  
Written on verso: Cascade Line: 1927. Cascade Summit. Snow at portal of tunnel on wye track.
1927
5 Kennell-Ellis 2
View of man looking west over the snow covered cascade line train tracks, Cascade Summit, Oregon
Snow in cut just east of Abernathy.
March 1, 1927

Kinsey & KinseyReturn to Top

Clarence and Clark Kinsey were brothers of Darius Kinsey. They left for the Klondike in 1898 and settled in Grand Forks, otherwise known as Bonanza. Here they built a cabin and filed a claim in nearby Gold Hill. Initially working out of a tent, it was almost four years before they could afford a permanent wood framed building. With their photographic equipment they did a substantial amount of portrait work and also had photographs appear in publications, brochures and pamphlets advertising goods for miners and describing the Klondike to outsiders. They were the official photographers for the Seattle & International Railway which was active under that name from 1896-1901 in Snoqualmie, Washington. Their partnership dissolved in 1906, when Clark Kinsey and his wife left for Seattle.

See also: Kautze and Kinsey.

Clark and Darius went on to document the logging industry. [See Clark Kinsey Photograph Collection].

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10 Kinsey & Kinsey 1
View down the mountain towards the mining town Bonanza, Yukon Territory, Alaska
1903
10 Kinsey & Kinsey 2
Clarke Kinsey standing in the snow with a four dog sled team, Bonanza, Yukon Territory, Alaska
circa 1903
10 Kinsey & Kinsey 3
Group photo of Clarence Kinsey and friends with musical instruments outside on log cabin porch, Eldorado, Yukon Territory, Alaska
Written on photo: Berey [sic] Brothers. Clarence & friends [sic]. Eldorado Y.T, Kinsey and Kinsey. Photo 1903 [sic].
circa 1896- circa 1901
Box
5 Kinsey & Kinsey 4
People outside lumber processing building, one man holding large saw blade
Verso has information on ordering Kinsey & Kinsey Washington Forrest photographs.
circa 1903

Kirk, Daniel W.Return to Top

Active at Room 14-Scheuerman Block, Seattle, Washington. In 1897 Kirk opened a studio in partnership with Anders Beers Wilse, a Norwegian engineer, surveyor, and photographer who documented the construction of the Great Northern Railroad as well as the Klondike Gold Rush. After only six months, Kirk sold his portion of the studio to Wilse.

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5 Kirk, D. 1
View of people standing on pier watching the Discharge pipe of the Bowers dredge Anaconda beginning the work of the Seattle & Lake Washington Waterway Co. on the Lake Washington canal, Seattle, Washington
Caption on mount: Seattle & Lake Washington waterway. Discharge pipe of bowers dredge Anaconda delivering first material on the embankment, July twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred & ninety-five.
July 29, 1895
5 Kirk, D. 2
Bowers dredge Anaconda in position to begin excavation of the Seattle & Lake Washington Waterway Co. on the Lake Washington canal, Seattle, Washington  
Jul 29, 1895
5 Kirk, D. 3
View looking down across the newly constructed officers quarters at the Puget Sound Naval Station with a man and horses out front, Bremerton, Washington
circa 1897
5 Kirk, D. 4
View looking up and across the row of newly constructed officers quarters, Puget Sound Naval Station, Bremerton, Washington  
circa 1897

Kirk, George W.Return to Top

George W. Kirk (1848-1919) apprenticed under the Baltimore photographer, William Chase, and later set up a studio in Huntington, West Virginia. After 13 years he left to become a raspberry farmer in Washington State. Kirk resumed photography in 1896 and opened a studio in Everett, Washington, 1898. Later he operated an additional branch studio in Arlington, Washington, 1901-06, and left the Everett studio to be operated by his son, T. Leston Kirk partnered with Loren H. Seely. They opened another studio in Snohomish. The Arlington and Snohomish studios were closed after George Kirk had a stroke in 1906 and retired.

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10 Kirk, G. 1
Haley & Sisco Logging Company workers in the forest next to flatcar piled with logs, Marysville, Washington
Kirk Photo, Everett is written on the end of one of the logs.
circa 1896
10 Kirk, G. 2
Haley & Sisco Logging Company workers in the forest piling logs onto flatcar, Marysville, Washington
circa 1900
10 Kirk, G. 3
Two logging workers standing next to an old growth large cedar stump and newly fallen log, Marysville, Washington
Caption on photo: Cedar log and stump, 76 feet cir.
circa 1900
10 Kirk, G. 4
Two men laying in a large fir tree cut with three additional men standing around the tree, Marysville, Washington
Caption on photo: "Two Men in Cut." Big Fir, near Everett.The photograph has "12ft" written near the tree which probably means that the cut in the tree is 12 ft wide.
circa 1900
10 Kirk, G. 5
Man with a bicycle standing inside a large opening cut through a cedar tree, near Snohomish, Washington
Caption on photo: Bicycle Path Through Cedar, near Snohomish.
circa 1900
10 Kirk, G. 6
View of the Bell-Nelson shipyard and mill at the waterfront, Everett, Washington
circa 1900
Box
5 Kirk, G. 7
View from above of snow covered mountain and buildings at the Wellington switchback, Washington
Caption on photo: Switchback from above Wellington.Written on verso: Feb. 22nd 1910. Location of snow slides thousands of dollars in property lost and a score of human lives lost on account of snow slides due to a lack of forest protection.
circa 1910
5 Kirk, G. 8
Studio portrait of woman and 6 month old baby, Dorothy Day [ill.], Chehalis, Washington
adter 1896

Kirwin, HarryReturn to Top

Active at 1607 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, Washington, was a photographer with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Harry Kirwin worked the boats and the docks, and he was also a part time newspaperman. He was the co-author with Ralph W. Andrews of the book This was Seafaring – a sea chest of salty memories

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5 Kirwin 1
View of people at the Italian banquet for the 4th anniversary of the founding of the Fondazione Della Loggia, Seattle lodge number 1390, Seattle, Washington
undated
5 Kirwin 2
View of the Hotel Ritz, Capenters Hall, cigar store, and Shamek Bros. building, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: Built 1906-07. 1620 4th ave.
circa 1930s

Kiser Photo Co.Return to Top

Active in Portland, Oregon, 1905-1921. Fred H. Kiser was a mountaineer, promoter, and a successful landscape and commercial photographer in the American West during the first two decades of the early 20th century. His work is credited with popularizing Crater Lake National Park and the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and establishing Glacier National Park in Montana. He and his brother Oscar also operated the Lewis and Clark Official Photographic Co. at the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon. Clarence L. Winter, Freds partner, later operated Winter Photo Company.

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5 Kiser 1
View of Little Plumes ghost lodge and other tee pees, Indians on horseback, and carriages at the Native American Nez Perce encampment, Oregon  
Printed on verso: Copyright 1910 by Kiser Photo Co. For Great Northern Railway.
1910
XH1 Kiser 1-2
Native American Indians dancing
circa 1910

Kneisle, Joseph J.Return to Top

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Kneisle arrived in Seattle in 1903. He was active in Seattle, Washington from 1912- 1925.

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10 Kneisle 1
Women gathered on street for the Laundry Workers International Union Seattle and Glee Club fro Labor Day, Seattle, Washington  
September 2, 1912

Knobloch, BasilReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington. Operator at the Way down East Co., local 162frw.

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5 Knobloch 1
Working staff at Metropolitan Theater, Seattle, Washington
Names are written on photo and on verso the names and jobs of the pictured men.Reading from left to right. Top row standing. 1. Wm Winters, Stage Electrician, local; 2. Eddie Connelley, carpenter, Way Down East Co. local 16; 3. Vic Graham, local; 4. Herbert Govie; 5. Carl Wagner, Leader Orchestra-Metropolitan Theatre. Bottom row sitting down. 6. Harry Ives, Property man, local; 7. Wm. Black, Carpenter, local; 8. Dave Davidson, Business, local; 9. John Duane, Flyman, local; 10. Jack Vanslett, Operator, Way Down East co. local 162; Eddie Wagner, Electrician, Way Down East Co, local 162; Photo By Basil Knobloch, Operator Way Down East Co local 162. Metropolitan Theatre, Seattle, Wash. House Crew and Crew of the The Way Down East Co. April 1st 1921. Season 1920-1921.
March 14th, 1921

Laidlaw, CharlesReturn to Top

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5 Laidlaw 1
Puget Sound navy yard aerial view, Bremerton, Washington
The photograph has a similar presentation style to item Wale 2.Written next to photo: The third dock 927 feet long, 130 feet wide and 24 feet deep was completed January 31, 1919...The appropriations for 1938 include a fourth dock and The construction of several ships.
circa 1932

Landerkin, G.W. & Winter, LloydReturn to Top

Active in Juneau, Alaska, circa 1890.

Lloyd Winter also partnered with Percy E. Pond in Juneau between 1893-1943.

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5 Landerkin & Winter 1
Chief of Police, Killisnoo Jake, in uniform with sword and medals, Juneau, Alaska  
circa 1891
5 Landerkin & Winter 2
View of Sitka Harbor from behind old Russian American company fur warehouse and showing top of Mount Edgecom, Alaska  
circa 1890
5 Landerkin & Winter 3
Tlingit houses known as "Indian Village" with Russian warehouse in foreground, Sitka, Alaska  
Caption on image: Indian village near Sitka, Alaska. Water Front.
circa 1890
5 Landerkin & Winter 4
View of the Native Indian grave yard, Juneau, Alaska  
Written on verso: All the trinkets and personal property of the deceased are laid in these graves; and remain untouched to mould and decay. In one of these small houses I saw remnants of an old periodical some old cooking utensils. In another, the remnants of a cheap alarm clock minus the hands, with the spring sticking out of the side -- evidently a toy or plaything of the deceased.
circa 1890

Lee, Frank JuliusReturn to Top

Active from 1902- 1926 in Tacoma, WA at 17th Street and Jefferson Ave as well as 1525 Commerce Street. Originally form Wisconsin he had a successful career in Tacoma until his retirement in 1940.

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5 Lee, F.J. 1-Lee, F.J. 2
View of harbor with docked ships and ship repair
circa 1902- circa 1926

Leonard PhotoReturn to Top

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5 Leonard Photo 1
Schooners Charles E. Falk and Edward R. West loading lumber in the Wishkah River, Aberdeen, Washington  
Written on verso: Left, Schooner "Chas. E. Falk" built in 1889 in Eureka, Calif. 284 tons, length 135', beam 34', depth 10.2. right, H masr schr "Edward R. West" built 1902 Aberdeen, Wash. 835 tons, length 196', beam 40', depth 14.5.
circa 1900s

Levick, Edwin and CompanyReturn to Top

Edwin Levick, originally from London, came to the United States in 1899 and began working as an Arabic translator for the Guaranty Trust Company, New York City. He began taking photographs for various publications, such as the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times. After writing and photographing for newspapers and magazine, he decided to specialize in maritime photography. He is well known for his images of ships and sailboats. His photography studio was very successful and at one point employed seven to eight assistants. The studio was located at 10 West 47th Street, New York City. Levick died in 1929 in New Rochelle, New York. After his death, Levick's studio continued to produce photographs covering a variety of events and topic.

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5 Levick 1
Ted Hunter, Dick Durrance and Otto Schniebs skiing downhill  
Written on verso: Ted Hunter, Dick Durrance and Coach Otto Schniebs of the Dartmouth Outing Club's Ski Team who got tor Mt. Rainier for the National Olympic tryouts-April 13th and 14th. Hunter is Eastern Intercollegiate Down-hill Champion. Durrance was the 1934 Downhill Champion of the Eastern Amateur Ski Association.
1935
5 Levick 2
Henry (Bem) Woods on skis resting on his ski poles  
Written on verso: Bem Woods- 1933 National Downhill Champion and also a Jumper and Langlaufer of considerable ability. Woods was a member of the recent Washington expedition to Mount Crillon, Alaska.
1935
5 Levick 3
Ted Hunter, Dick Durrance, Bem Woods, Sel Hannah and Wrren Chivers skiing downhill  
Written on verso: All except one are the members of the squad the Dartmouth Outing Club is sending to the Olympic tryouts at Mt. Rainier April 13th and 14th. Left to right, Ted Hunter, Dick Durrance, Bem Woods, Cap. Sel Hannah and Warren Chivers. Cap. Hannah will be unable to come to the coast and will be replaced by Linc Washburn. Washburn was third in last years National Championships at Estes Park, Colorado.
1935
5 Levick 4 to Levick 5
Ted Hunter, Dick Durrance and Sel Hannah skiing downhill, Hanover, New Hampshire  
Written on verso of Levick 4: Here come the Eastern Invaders! Dartmouth's downhill men in training at Hanover, N.H. for the Olympic tryouts at Mt. Rainier Apr. 13 and 14. In front is Dick Durrance, reputed to be the Easts' best Downhill skier. Behind him is Ted Hunter, holder of the 1935 Intercollegiate Downhill title for the Eastern States and Eastern Canada. The third man is the captain of the team- Sel Hannah. Hannah will be unable to come to Rainier, but will be replaced by Line Washburn who was third in the National Downhill Cahmpionships at Estes Park, Col. last year.
1935

Lewis, F.G.Return to Top

Active in Spokane, Washington, 1916; Auburn, Washington, 1917-18; and Port Angeles, Washington, 1925-26.

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5 Lewis, F.G. 1
View of the Holt & Jeffery train and men working on the construction at 4th ave. and Virginia to Stewart streets of the Denny Hill Regrade project, Seattle, Washington  
Caption on image: Denny Hill Regrade, Seattle. Holt and Jettery handling 200 cu. yds per hour, 4th, Virginia to Stewart.
October, 1908

Lewis, Richard T.Return to Top

Active at 1809 E. Mission, Spokane, Washington.

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5 Lewis, R. 1
3 Air Base chaplains and a civilian man standing in front of donation bins outside Les Critzers mens shop and Winthrop shoes, Spokane, Washington
Possibly Les Critzer is the 4th man standing next to the chaplains.Printed on sign next to the soldiers: Men-Boys, Women-Children, give you old shoes to a poor Korean! Lets fill up the Barrels for our Air Base Chaplains.
undated

Libby & SonReturn to Top

Active in Spokane, Washington.

Charles A. Libby (1879-1966), born in Olympia, Washington, began his career in photography working for his sister, Addie, in the Libby Art Studio in 1898. He opened the Charles Libby Studio on his own studio in 1901. Libby did both portrait and commercial work from the beginning and took on both portraits, commercial photography, pictures of train wrecks for insurance companies, and houses for real estate companies. When Charles A. Libby, Jr. joined the firm in the early 1920s, the studio began to do extensive aerial photography in and around Spokane and the Inland Empire. During this time, Charles Sr. was elected president of the Inland Empire Photography Association. Charles Libby Sr. was so proud of his son, that in 1928 he changed the company name to “Charles Libby and son”. After Charles, Sr. died in 1966, Charles, Jr. continued to operate the studio until 1969, when he sold it.

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5 Libby 1
View of people, cars, carriages, a street car, and bicyclist, looking East up Riverside Ave. Spokane, Washington  
Written on photo: Libby
1909
5 Libby 2
Man and woman in the speedboat GarWood, Spokane, Washington
Written on Verso: Motor boating on one of the lovely cool lakes of the Spokane area. This is one of the summer sports which are keenly enjoyed by Spokane citizens. The Inland Empire of which Spokane is the capital is often referred to as the "Land of Many Lakes".Written on photo: Libby
1935
5 Libby 3
Fold-out panorama, map, and souvenir photographs of the Grand Coulee Dam and its construction, Spokane, Washington
Printed: by Charles A. Libby & Son, photographers, Spokane, Wash.Showing the construction process of the Grand Coulee Dam, a map, a panorama, and night view of the completed dam.
circa 1933-1942
5 Libby 4
Interior view of a recreation room which probably has a bowling alley with bowls and pins in neon lights on the ceiling, Spokane, Washington
Written on photo: Libby & Son
1941

Liddle, WilliamReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington, and Alaska.

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10 Liddle 1
View of an Alaskan town on the waters edge with mountains in the distance, Alaska
The photo is marked on verso as showing Alaska.
undated
10 Liddle 2
View from a boat and looking out to a forest edged bay, Alaska
The photo is marked on the back as being from Alaska.
undated

Lindahl, ConradReturn to Top

Active at 919 C Street, and 1017 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Washington, 1892-1908.

Conrad Lindahl and Ellison A. Lynn were also partners in the late 1890s in Tacoma, Washington. Ellison A. Lynn worked solo under his name in both Seattle and Tacoma, Washington between 1893-1921.

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5 Lindahl 1
Studio portrait of A.W. Stuhrman, editor of the Spanaway Sentinel of Lake Park, Washington  
Written on verso: A.W. Stuhrman. Spanaway Sentinel of Lake Park, Washington.Lake Park, part of turn-of-the-century development plans of the Lake Park Railway and Navigation Company, was a post office 10 miles south of Tacoma near Spanaway Lake. It was operated September 1890 until renamed Spanaway in September of 1897.Printed on mount: 1017 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma.
circa 1900
5 Lindahl 2
Studio portrait of a seated young woman, Tacoma, Washington  
Embossed on mount: 919 C. St., Tacoma.
circa 1893
5 Lindahl 3
Studio portrait of a bride wearing her veil and holding her bouquet with the groom holding gloves, Tacoma, Washington  
Embossed on mount: 919 C. St., Tacoma.
circa 1897
5 Lindahl 4
Studio portrait of bride with floral crown and veil with groom, Tacoma, Washington  
cabinet card
Embossed on mount: 919 C. St., Tacoma.
circa 1897
5 Lindahl 5
Studio portrait of bride seated in chair with groom standing, Tacoma, Washington  
cabinet card
Embossed on mount: 919 C. St., Tacoma.
circa 1897
5 Lindahl 6
Studio portrait of woman in profile, Tacoma, Washington  
cabinet card
circa 1897
5 Lindahl 7
Studio portrait of woman in profile with cattail grasses, Tacoma, Washington  
cabinet card
circa 1897

Longstaff, Frederick VictorReturn to Top

Frederick Victor Longstaff was born in Surrey, England. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1911. He was a major in the military and the head of the maritime committee of the British Columbia Historical Association. He authored a history of the HMCS Naden and Esquimalt Harbour naval base. He died in 1961.

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5 Longstaff 1
Camp on the shores of Muchalat, Nootka Sound, Bristish Columbia  
February 1912
5 Longstaff 2
Man beside camp on the shores of Muchalat, Nootka Sound, Bristish Columbia  

LoryeaReturn to Top

Active at 824 Riverside Ave., Spokane, Washington. Archibald and Milton Loryea were brothers and both active photographers in Spokane, Washington in the early 1890s. The Loryeas were also active in California, primarily in San Jose and San Francisco before moving to Washington. Archibald (Archie) died at age 35 in Spokane in November 1900 and Milton continued photographing through 1914.

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5 Loryea 1
Studio portrait of a woman holding a fan and standing next to a plant stand, Spokane, Washington
circa 1895
5 Loryea 2
Two photographs of a baby in a white gown and leaning on pillows mounted together, Spokane, Washington
circa 1890s
5 Loryea 3
Studio portrait of a woman standing next to a seated man and both wearing corsages, Spokane, Washington  
Milton Loryeas name is printed on photo mount.
circa 1900
5 Loryea 4
Artist view of a girl wearing a bonnet and looking through shrubbery, Spokane, Washington
An artistic styled photo.
circa 1900s
5 Loryea 5
Studio portraits of elderly man and woman, Spokane, Washington
Two separate photographs are mounted side by side.
circa 1890s
5 Loryea 6
View of a horse standing in a field, Spokane, Washington
circa 1900
box:oversize
10 Loryea 7
Still life of a settee sofa with pillows, Spokane, Washington
circa 1900
10 Loryea 8
Still life of potted plant and curtain, Spokane, Washington
circa 1900
Box
5 Loryea 9
Studio portrait of a young boy wearing a suit and tie, Spokane, Washington
circa 1900s

Lothrop, J. WillardReturn to Top

Active at 217 and 425 Walker Bldg., University & Second Ave., Seattle, Washington, 1911-1925.

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5 Lothrop 1
Studio portrait of a young man wearing a suit, Seattle, Washington
circa 1915
box:oversize
10 Lothrop 2-3
Studio portrait of a man, Seattle, Washington
Item 2 is the front portrait view and item 3 is the profile view of the same man.
circa 1915

Lothrop Bros.Return to Top

Brothers, Charles D. and J. Willard Lothrop ran a studio called Lothrop Brothers. The studio was located in Port Townsend, 1901-1906. The brothers were also active in Seattle, Washington under their own names.

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5 Lothrop Bros. 1
Studio portrait of an elderly man wearing a long beard, Nathaniel D. Hill, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1903

Lynn, Ellison A.Return to Top

Active in Tacoma, Washington, circa 1893-1920. Lynn also worked with Earl Cram, Lynn & Cram, in Seattle, Washington, 1906-1910.

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5 Lynn 1
Three-masted ships loading lumber at wharf, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1890s
5 Lynn 2
Men outside the Hanson & Co. sawmill, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1890s
5 Lynn 3
Portrait of a woman wearing a pointed hat, Tacoma, Washington  
Written on verso: Uncle Freds wife Maud. In Alaska costume time of the gold rush. Philips mother.
circa 1895
box:oversize
10 Lynn 4
Group studio portrait of 3 men, 2 woman, and a little girl, Tacoma, Washington
circa 1890s

Lynn & LindahlReturn to Top

Lynn, Ellison A. and Lindahl, Conrad were active at the Corner of 11th Street and Pacific Ave., Tacoma, Washington.

Conrad Lindahl and Ellison A. Lynn were partners in the late 1890s in Tacoma, Washington. Conrad Lindahl also worked independently under his own name between 1892-1906. Ellison A. Lynn worked independently under his name in both Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, 1893-1921.

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5 Lynn & Lindahl 1
Painting of Mount Rainier by an unknown artist, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1895
5 Lynn & Lindahl 2
Studio portrait of a woman wearing a flower boutonniere, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1890s

MacKenzie Photo Co.Return to Top

Colin S. MacKenzie (1879-1912) also known as C.S. McKenzie, was active in Aberdeen, Washington.

McKenzie was a deputy sheriff in the Grays Harbor area, had become a studio photographer following a back injury suffered while fighting a fire.

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5 MacKenzie 1
Outdoor portrait of Old Chief Billy Mason at Taholah, Quinault Reservation, Washington  
On mount: the photographers name is embossed as Gordon & McKenzieWritten on photo: Copyright 1906, C.S. MacKenzie.See Also: C.S. McKenzie
1906
5 MacKenzie 2
Outdoor portrait of Chief Masons mother, at Taholah, Quinault Reservation, Washington
Embossed on mount: MacKenzie Photo Co., Aberdeen, Wash.Written on photo: Copyright 1906, C.S. MacKenzie.Written on mount: Taholas mother said to be over 100 years old. Chief of Quinauts. Chief Masons mother.See Also: C.S. McKenzie
1906
5 MacKenzie 3
Quinault woman barefoot and carrying a basket of firewood on her back, Quinault Reservation, Washington  
Written on verso: Burden Bearer, a Quinault woman, Washington.The Burke Museum owns an orotone photograph of this image.See Also: C.S. McKenzie
circa 1900

Marsh, D.Return to Top

D. Marsh was active in Kendrick, Idaho and may have been active in Weiser, Idaho and Big Rapids Michigan as well. He made stereoviews as well including a Yellowstone Park series.

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5 Marsh 1
Portrait of woman and man, Kendrick, Idaho  
circa 1870s-1900s

Marshall, Frank E. (F.E.)Return to Top

See also: Gem Studio.

Martin, Ira W.Return to Top

Martin (1886-1960) was active in New York. Martin was one of the founding members of the New York The Pictorial Photographers of America , established Nov. 1921, and member of the Clarence White School. The zenith of the pictorial photography movement was circa 1910-1955.

Martin was the Frick Art Reference Library photographer, NY, New York. The Frick photographers traveled throughout the United States to photograph works of art, while also capturing invaluable information from their owners, whether portrait subjects, family genealogy, and anecdotal history. Selections from this archive are represented in ARTstor with approximately 6,000 images, primarily documenting American and European paintings.

His work is also published in Pictorialism into modernism: the Clarence H. White School of Photography , edited by Marianne Fulton; with text by Bonnie Yochelson and Kathleen A. Erwin, 1996, p. 83.

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5 Martin 1
Dramatic pictoralist view of a city building, New York, New York  
This print is a silver gelatin halftone??
1931

Matsura, Frank Return to Top

Frank (Sakae) Matsura (1873–1913) was born in Japan and he arrived in Okanogan, by way of Seattle, in 1903. He operated a photo studio, 1904-1912 and was well known for portraits and landscapes.

He is a descendant of Emperor Saga, the 52nd emperor of Japan, through the Matsura, lords of Hirado Island (northwest of Kyūshū). His father and uncle were samurai, serving Tokugawa Yoshinobu, 15th Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the family entered the tea business. Matsuras parents died, and he was raised by an uncle and aunt, learning English at a school they founded in Tokyo. As further evidence of his family's high standing, he possessed a ceremonial sword.

In 1903, he answered an ad in a Seattle newspaper for a cooks helper and laundryman placed by Jesse Dillabough, owner of the Elliott Hotel in Conconully, Washington, and was hired. He arrived with his camera equipment and began photographing the Okanogan region. His photographic subjects were wide and varied and included portraits, infrastructure projects such as the construction of Conconully Dam, Native Americans, celebrations and parades, stage coaches, riverboats, farming and ranching, and virtually all aspects of the lives of the people of Okanogan county. Matsura was a respected and beloved figure in this frontier region that he documented with his camera. His funeral attracted more than three hundred Native American and pioneer mourners.

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5 Matsura 1
View of Rattle-snake Point, on the Okanogan River near Ophir, Washington  
This postcard is dated and postmarked January 27, 1912. It is addressed to Mrs. Henry Donnley of 1622 9th West in Seattle. The correspondence reads: Dear Mother:- Though you would like a picture of this country. This scene is a short ways down the Okanogan from here. Am feeling well and getting along fine. Love, Matt.Ophir was a mining town northeast of Brewster in southern Okanogan County. Its post office operated from 1890-1912.
January 27, 1912

Maxwell PhotographersReturn to Top

The Maxwells Brothers, Charles Thomas and Joseph D., were active from 1875-1900 in Spokane, Spokane Falls, and on Main St. in Walla Walla, Washington. Joseph D. Maxwell first opened the studio in 1875, and was joined by Charles D. in 1878. The brothers opened two more studios, one in Spokane Falls in 1884 and another in Dayton, Washington. Additionally, the brothers worked with W.W. Maxwell and operated a branch gallery in Lewiston, Idaho, circa 1899.

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5 Maxwell 1
Studio portrait of P.B. Johnson of the Walla Walla Union Walla Walla, Washington  
The Walla Walla Union, the first republican paper published in the Walla. Walla Valley, issued its initial number on the 17th of April 1869, being published by an association of citizens. In May, R. M. Smith S. Co. were announced as publishers. It continued after 1876, with P.B. Johnson editor, as a country journal.
circa 1880s
5 Maxwell 2
Studio portrait of a seated man holding a baby boy, with a woman and a young girl standing next to him, Washington  
Caption on mount: Maxwell. Walla Walla, W. T.
circa 1880s
5 Maxwell 3
Studio portrait of a bearded man, Spokane Falls, Washington
Caption on mount: Maxwell. Spokane Falls, W.T.Printed on verso: J.D. M. Maxwell. Wolverton block, over Traders National Bnk, Riverside Ave.
circa 1875-1878
5 Maxwell 4
Studio portrait of a woman, Spokane Falls, Washington
Caption on mount: Maxwell. Spokane Falls, W.T.Printed on verso: J.D. M. Maxwell. Wolverton block, over Traders National Bnk, Riverside Ave.
circa 1875-1878
5 Maxwell 5
Studio portrait of a bearded man wearing pince-nez glasses, Spokane, Washington
Caption on mount: Maxwell. B.M., Spokane, W.T.Printed on verso: Maxwell Photographers, Traders Block Cor. Howard St. and Riverside Ave., Spokane Wash. Crayon, ink, and water color portraits.The additional initials (B.M. or M.B.) Maxwell, may indicate Maxwell Brothers or an additional photographer working at the Maxwell studios.
circa 1880s
5 Maxwell 6
John Dooley with women and children standing the porch of the Stine and Stone Block Mansard home, Walla Walla, Washington  
Printed on mount: Maxwell, Stine and Stone Block, Walla Walla, Washington.Originally the home of Dr. Blalock, a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1889. See [Brodeck & Co. 2] for a photograph of Dr. Blalock.
circa 1892
5 Maxwell 7
View of railroad track cut though the rocky Windsor Block mountain area, Spokane, Washington
Printed on mount: Windsor Block, Spokane Wash.
circa 1892
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10 Maxwell 8
Man picking apples in orchard near Spokane Falls, Washington
circa 1880s
10 Maxwell 9
Three men picking apples near Spokane Falls, Washington
circa 1880s
10 Maxwell 10
View looking Southwest of the Edison Electric Illuminating Corporation Station, Spokane Falls, Washington
circa 1892
10 Maxwell 11
View of the hydraulic room at the Edison Electric Illuminating Corporation Station , Spokane Falls,Washington
circa 1892

Maynard, Hannah Hatherly (Mrs. R.)Return to Top

Active in Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, 1864-1912.

Hannah Hatherly Maynard (1834-1918) (Mrs. Richard) was born in Stratton, Cornwall, England. She married Richard Maynard (1832-1907) in 1852 sailed with him to Canada and lived in Bowmanville, what is now the province of Ontario.

Hannah became one of British Columbias first professional photographers. he left his family and joined the Fraser River gold rush 1858-59 and successfully mined the Huson Bar while Hannah learned photography at home in Bowmanville. They emigrated to the Colony of Vancouver Island along with their 4 children in 1862. By 1864 he was noted for his photographic work as well. In 1874 Hannah and Richard built one of the city's first portrait studios, Mrs. R. Maynards Photographic Gallery on Douglas Street at the corner of Johnson, with Richards adjoining boot and shoe store. She experimented with every new photographic techniques, and Richard was almost exclusively known for his landscapes. Both Hannah and Richard were well traveled and photographed their adventures. Her work was marketed under a separate imprint, and his photographs were primarily landscapes.

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6 Maynard, H. 1
Native American Indian woman seated with child on back wrapped in a blanket, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  
Printed on verso of this cartes de visite: Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic artist, and dealer in all kinds of photographic materials. Stereoscopic and large views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. Cor. Douglas and Johnson Streets. Victoria, B.C.
circa 1874
6 Maynard, H. 2
Native American Indian woman, seated next to a basket, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  
Printed on verso of this cartes de visite: Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic artist, and dealer in all kinds of photographic materials. Stereoscopic and large views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. Cor. Douglas and Johnson Streets. Victoria, B.C.
circa 1874
6 Maynard, H. 3
View of a log bridge across the Gorge river, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Caption on verso: From Mrs. R. Maynards, Photographic Studio, Victoria, B.C., Stereoscopic and large views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale.Written on verso: the Gorge 1864.This is might be a reprint from at a much later date.
1864

Maynard, RichardReturn to Top

Active in Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, 1864-1907.

Richard Maynard (1832-1907) was born in Bude, England. He married Hannah Hatherly Maynard (1834-1918) in 1852, sailed Canada and lived in Bowmanville, what is now the province of Ontario. They emigrated to the Colony of Vancouver Island along with their 4 children in 1862.

Hannah became one of British Columbias first professional photographers. In 1874 Richard and Hannah built one of the citys first portrait studios, Mrs. R. Maynards Photographic Gallery on Douglas Street at the corner of Johnson, with Richards adjoining boot and shoe store. Both Hannah and Richard were well traveled and photographed their adventures. Her work was marketed under a separate imprint, and his photographs were primarily landscapes.

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6 Maynard, R. 1
View of the bridge across the Gorge, Victoria Arm, British Columbia, Canada
Printed on verso: R. Maynard, Photographic artist and dealer of all kinds of photographic materials. Stereoscopic and large views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. Cor. of Douglas & Johnson Streets, Victoria, B. C.
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6 Maynard, R. 2
View of the Gorge Bridge with a wooden pedestrian path under the bridge, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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6 Maynard, R. 3
Seated Native American men, women and children
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Mayo & WeedReturn to Top

Active at 63rd St. & Stewart Ave. Abel Building. (Englewood) Chicago. A partnership of Chicago photographers, Charles A. Mayo and J.E. Weed. The firm were "special artists" for Graftons Tours, which was also a Chicago company. In 1891, J.E. Weed traveled to Alaska with a tour going along the scenic route of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Mayo & Weed published a catalogue and album of this trip. The catalogue described the views of this trip as sized 5x8 and 8x10.

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6 Mayo & Weed 1
View of wooden houses and boats at an Indian village on Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada  
1891

McBride & AndersonReturn to Top

Active at 705 Broadway N. and Seattle’s Loveless Studio building at 711 Broadway E, Seattle, Washington.

Ella E. Mcbride (1863-1965), was an internationally noted fine-art photographer, as well as an avid mountain climber, environmentalist, and civic leader. Ella had several creative and athletic interests. She belonged to a Spanish Guitar Club, a Bicycle Club, and being tall and broadly built, she soon caught “Mountain fever” as she described it. In 1896, joined the Portland mountaineering organization Mazamas (meaning “mountain goat”) and served as their historian/secretary from 1897-1899. 1897, she met photographer Edward S. Curtis, who was leading a Mazama-sponsored ascent to Mt. Rainier along with his wife and several distinguished climbers and scientists.

Ella McBride began working in the photography when Edward Curtis convinced McBride to leave her teaching position in Portland and relocate to Seattle to assist him. She accepted and during 1907-1916 she was working in his darkroom and showroom, and manager of his studio. For more than 30 years operated her own successful Seattle photography studio starting in 1917-1922 with Edmund Schwinke. Wayne Albee, (1882-1937), fine-art photographer of Tacoma had also joined the McBride studio by 1919 as partner and chief photographer. Albee moved to San Diego in 1925, and McBride continued to operate a studio in various Seattle locations. Others associated with her studio included the brilliant Pictoralist, Frank Asakichi Kunishige (1878-1960) and Soichi Sunami (1885-1971), who would become a major force in the field of dance photography.

Her main interest for subject matter centered on floral studies, for which she seems to have had immediate success. Her love of flowers likely stemmed from her recollection of the abundant flora in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. She later recalled, “we were just right out in the rain and picked flowers and the flowers were just gorgeous. it was just a blaze of flowers, you couldn’t step without stepping on flowers or pitch a little tent without the floor covered with flowers” (Molenaar Audio Interview). In 1932 she partnered with Richard Anderson (1908-1970); they continued to work together until she retired in 1954 due to her failing eyesight. She died at the age of 102.

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6 McBride & Anderson 1
Profile view portrait of man, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1930s-40s

McClaire, M.S.Return to Top

Morton S. McClaire (d. 1917), was active at 719 ½ Front St., and Shorey Block. Cor. Third and Columbia, Seattle, Washington, 1884-1896.

See Also: McClaire & Quirk

The McClaire & Quirk was a studio run by Morton S. McClaire and his partner Quirk. McClaire also worked by in Seattle under several studio names between 1884-1896.

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6 McClaire 1
Charles Tilton Terry wearing a top hat, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1885
6 McClaire 2
Studio portrait of a woman standing next to a seated bearded man, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1888
6 McClaire 3
View of a July 4th parade traveling North up First Avenue from Cherry Street, Seattle, Washington
July 4, 1888
6 McClaire 4
Wreath of pansies and possibly chrysanthemums
circa 1887

McClaire & QuirkReturn to Top

Active at 719 ½ Front Street, Seattle, Washington, 1885-1886.

The McClaire & Quirk was a studio run by Morton S. McClaire and his partner Quirk. McClaire also worked by in Seattle under several studio names between 1884-1896.

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6 McClaire & Quirk 1
Studio portrait of man with a moustache in a double breasted coat
circa 1886
6 McClaire & Quirk 2
Washington National Guard soldiers standing with rifles in formation on Territorial University grounds with main building in background, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1886
6 McClaire & Quirk 3
Washington National Guard soldiers standing in formation on Territorial University grounds, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: Names of soldiers are listed, however, they are written in pencil and faded beyond readability.
circa 1886

McClintonReturn to Top

This is possibly Roy and Ray McClinton or Amberson L. McClinton. Roy, Ray and Amberson were sons of James G. McClinton and moved from Aurora, Nevada to Quilcene in 1889 and later to Port Angeles, Washington. Ray and Roy were the youngest in the family and were fraternal twins who photographed mostly around Clallam County. This included Port Angeles school photographs, and the surrounding woods and outdoors. Amberson McClinton was Roy and Ray's older brother, and happened to be a twin as well with brother, Myron. Amberson was a customs and steamship official for the Seattle Port Commission and the deputy collector of customs for Port Townsend. He arrived in Seattle in 1894 and worked for the Alaska Steamship Company as a purser on the S.S. Rosalie from 1897-1900. In 1915 he was put in charge of the Bell Street Dock, Seattle. Amberson died June 5, 1920.

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6 McClinton 1
U.S.S. torpedo steamboat Rowan steaming across water, Seattle, Washington  
Printed on front: Built by Moran Bros. Company 1898, Speed 27.2 Knots.
circa 1898

McCormick, James A.Return to Top

Active at 1608 Belmont Ave., Seattle, and Friday Harbor, 1906-1918.

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6 McCormick 1
View overlooking Friday Harbor with Puget Sound and Mount Baker in background, Friday Harbor, Washington  
1906

McCutcheon, H.E. (Mr. & Mrs.)Return to Top

Active in Alaska.

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6 McCutcheon 1
A Christmas postcard of 5 caribou with great multi-point antlers, Alaska
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McDonald, A.J.Return to Top

Active at 514 9th St., Seattle, Washington. McDonald is listed only in the 1892-93 Corbett Seattle Directory. Some of his images are also stamped "A.J. McDonald & Son." Perhaps the economic panic of 1893 drove him back to California. The California State Library preserves a large collection of his San Francisco subjects, but only a few Seattle scenes survive in local collections. Probably most of his Seattle subjects were taken during the photographers brief stay here.

McDonald is well known for his stereoviews of California. He is one of the few photographers who recorded a view of the 1863 Cliff House and the Cliff House to Ferry Railroad in San Francisco, California.

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6 McDonald 1
View of Seattle 8th St. looking northwest toward Denny and Queen Anne hill, Seattle, Washington
Written on verso: Seattle, looking N.W. toward Denny & Wueen Anee Hills - 1892. Street with car tracks being built is 8th ave Between Pike & Pine Sts. These belonged to Rainer Power & Railway Co. and were built in 1892.
1892
6 McDonald 2
Schooner Alert, Ferry Boat Ellen, Thetis , and docked ships at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
Ships and buildings in the photo are labeled on the photo mount: End of Dry Dock coping. Guard House. Gate House. Monitor Monadnock. Alert. Ferry Boat Ellen. Thetis. San Francisco Marion. Swatara Albatross. Mare Island Straits.
February 1891
6 McDonald 3
Military vessel U.S.S. Monterey  
Written on verso: E.C. [ill.] Liut. Comdr. U.S.N. Seattle Dec. 3rd 1894.
December 3, 1894

McDonough, P.A.Return to Top

Active in Alaska, McDonough was the official Navy chief Photographer on the Alaska Aerial Survey Expedition, circa 1929.

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6 McDonough 1
View of midsummer ice on LeConte Bay, Alaska  
Caption typed on verso (possibly a reprint): A beautiful sight from the empyrean. The midsummer ice on LeConte Bay had the appearance of water lilies or stars in an inverted sky. These "bergs" were as large as ships. Note the vast forest. U.W. Navy Official photo. P.A. McDonough Chief Photographer Alaska Aerial Survey Expedition. LeConte Bay is 1 mile across and located at the sound end of Frederick Sound, 17 miles southeast of Petersburg. It was named in 1887 by Lt. Comdr. C.M. Thomas, USN, for Joseph LeConte, professor of geology at the University of California at that time. The Indian name is Hutli, reported by John Muir, in 1884, for the Tlingits' mythical thunder bird, the flapping of whose wings produces the thunder.
circa 1929
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See Also: C.S. MacKenzie

McKinney BrothersReturn to Top

Active in Walla Walla, Washington, circa 1890.

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6 McKinney 1
Studio portrait of a woman wearing pince nez glasses and holding a child, Walla Walla, Washington  
circa 1895

McKissick, Joseph H.Return to Top

Joseph (Joe) McKissick (1869-1939), was active in Dungeness, Washington, circa 1900s, and owned McKissick Photo Studio.

McKissicks father was originally from Ireland and his mother a Native Clallam woman named Mary.

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6 McKissick 1
Portrait of Irish immigrant Matthew Flemming (b. 1826) wearing long beard, Sequim, Clallam County, Washington  
Note written and crossed out (somewhat illegible) on verso about Indian war vetern Flemming homesteading with daughter Lizzie in Sequim, 1853.
circa 1890

McKnight Bros.Return to Top

The McKnight Brothers, Samuel F. & John C., were active at the corner of Front & Madison Streets, 1019 ½ Front St., and the Front SW corner of Spring, Seattle, Washington, 1887-1914.

Samuel McKnight also worked at 614 ½ 2nd with Claude Colpitts as Colpitts & McKnight (Claude Colpitts and Samuel F. McKnight), 1902, and at 314 ½ Madison as McKnight & Beaudry, 1892-93.

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6 McKnight 1
Studio portrait of elderly Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: Angeline Seattle's daughter.MOVE TO ANGELINE COLLECTION WITH BAILEY PHOTO?
circa 1887
6 McKnight 2
View of saw mill and buildings at Port Townsend, Washington  
circa 1880s

McMillan, CharlesReturn to Top

Charles McMillan's studio was located at 314 Georgia Street, Vallejo, California. He was born in Kingston, Canada in 1853 and eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois before re-locating to California in 1879. In 1891 he moved to Vallejo, California and operated at the corner of Sacramento and Virginia Street.

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6 McMillan 1
Cruiser U.S.S. Philadelphia  
Written on photo: N.S. Flagship "Philadelphia."The U.S.S. Philedelphia Cruiser 4 was launched September 7, 1889.
circa 1889

McMurry, J.M.Return to Top

Active in Port Townsend, Washington, 1886-1902.

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6 McMurry 1
Studio portrait of Alfred A. Plummer wearing a long beard, Jefferson County, Washington  
Printed on verso: Only the instantaneous process used. Old pictures copied and enlarged. J. M. McMurry, Artist photographer. Port Townsend, -- Washington. Life size portraits finished in crayon, pastel, india ink, and water colors.
circa 1900
6 McMurry 2
Advertisement portrait of a woman wearing "armor" of kitchen implements and a "helmet" made from a teapot while holding a knife and a "shield" made from a lid labeled Nolton & Adams , Port Townsend, Washington  
Nolton & Adams was a hardware store in Port Townsend, Washington.
circa 1880s

McPherson, William A.Return to Top

William A. McPherson (or McPhearson) was active as a photographer for the Alaska Central Railroad, Seward, Alaska 1903-1906.

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6 McPherson 1
View of the "1" "C" train locomotive pulling flat cars on the Alaskan Central Railroad, Alaska  
1904

Mercer, Anson C.Return to Top

Active at 113 ½ Marion and 218 ½ Columbia, Seattle, Washington, 1905-1909.

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10 Mercer 1
View of two men and a boy outside The Reliable Hardware Company at 218 ½ Columbia, Seattle, Washington
circa 1905-1909

Meresse, Elisee and FrankReturn to Top

Elisee Meresse and his son Frank operated a photograph studio in Oregon city from 1855-1897 when they moved their business and family to Forest Grove, Oregon. Elisee's sons attended Pacific University while living in Forest Grove. They also owned property in Netarts, Oregon during this time and photographed some of the Oregon Coast.

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6 Meresse 1
Family on front porch of house, Oregon City  
circa 1897

Meriwether, H. B.Return to Top

Active in Hoquiam, Washington, circa 1890-1900.

Henry Benjamin C. "H. B." Meriwether left Alabama circa 1890 established photographic studios in Aberdeen, Hoquiam and Elma, Chehalis County, Washington, conducting those galleries for about ten years, during which he was also in the government employ. In 1900 he left Washington and came to Arizona, conducting photographic studios in different places throughout the state until 1907 when he located in Globe.

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6 Meriwether 1
Studio portrait of a girl, Addie France, Hoquiam, Washington  
circa 1895

Mertens, H.H.Return to Top

Hugo Henry Mertens was born in Essen, Germany and set up a photography studio in 1889 in Tacoma, Washington. Later he moved to Centralia where he became widely known.

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10 Mertens 1
Men gathered outside the Golden West Hotel, Centralia, Washington
Handwritten note in German on verso.
May 1909

Merwin, A.J.Return to Top

Active in Montesano, Washington, circa 1890s. He also worked as a photographer in Aberdeen, Washington, circa 1901-1904.

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6 Merwin 1
Studio portrait of a young Lewis Ellsworth Rader wearing a suit and a thick mustache, Olalla, Washington  
L.E. Rader (d. 1911) settled in Olalla in 1901 after serving a term in the state legislature. He was educated and said to be a radical freethinker. He published the Sound Views magazine. Unfortunately he fasted until passing under the direction of Linda Burfield Hazzard's fasting treatment to cure disease, 1911.
circa 1885
6 Merwin 2
Studio portrait of a balding man wearing a suit and a thick bushy mustache, Montesano, Washington
Very similar features of L.E. Radar and possibly a relative.
circa 1890s
6 Merwin 3
Studio portrait of a young man wearing a suit with a Masonic pin on his vest, Montesano, Washington
circa 1890s
6 Merwin 4
Portrait of a woman wearing a white dress and standing on a fur rug, Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington
circa 1892
6 Merwin 5
Studio portrait of J.W. Divilbiss of the Montesano Weekly Vidette , Montesano, Grays Harbor, Washington
J.W. Divilbiss was the Montesano Weekly Vidette editor and publisher, 1889-1902.
circa 1892

Meyer, Edward L.Return to Top

Possibly the same E.L. Meyer who had a studio in Nanaimo in 1904, and Walla Walla, 1905.

Also active at various locations on the 314 Pike, Colonial Blk., 37 Safe Deposit Bldg., and 8024 Stroud, Seattle, Washington, 1894-1901. Meyer was also a photographer in Alaska around 1900, where he documented the construction of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad and everyday life activities.

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6 Meyer 1
Studio portrait of man wearing a mustache, Walla Walla, Washington
Printed on mount: Meyer, Third door below Post Office, Seattle.
circa 1900
6 Meyer 2
Group photo of the men and one woman of the Committee on Resolutions of the Alaska Territorial Convention , Seattle, Washington  
Delegates to the Third Alaska Territorial Convention assembled in Seattle from November 15-22, 1905.
1905
6 Meyer 3
View of railroad track to the snowed in gulch cut of the W.P. and Y. Railroad, Alaska  
Caption on photograph: Gulch near summit where snow had to be shoveled 65 ft. to lay track. W.P. and Y. R.R. Alaska. No. 219.
circa 1898
6 Meyer 4
Man at the door of a log cabin, Alaska  
circa 1898-1900
6 Meyer 5
Grave of a victim of White Horse Rapids on the Yukon River, Yukon Territory, Canada  
Caption on photo: "N.W.T." probably indicating "Northwest Territories" but the White Horse Rapids are in the Yukon Territory. It is possible he meant that the grave is in the Northwest Territories.Caption on photograph: Grave of victim of White Horse Rapids, N.W.T. No. 264
circa 1898-1900
6 Meyer 6
Group of men standing next to pack train of horses carrying gold from T.S. Lippys claim, no. 16 Eldorado, Yukon Territory, Canada  
Caption on photograph: Pack train of gold from No. 16 El Dorado T.S. Lippys claim. Meyer 285.
circa 1898-1900
6 Meyer 7
Post office and Custom house near teepees at Fort Yukon, Alaska  
Caption on photograph: Post Office & Custom House at Ft. Yukon. Meyer 288.
circa 1898-1900
6 Meyer 8
Studio portrait of a man wearing a suit and large mustache, Seattle, Washington
circa 1900
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11 Meyer 9
Group portrait of the short course foresters teachers and students, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
UW forestry teachers and students are identified on the back of the mount.
1911
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6 Meyer 10
Battleship U.S.S. Oregon  
circa 1893-circa 1919
6 Meyer 11
Men in front of the Mystery Mine cookhouse, Monte Cristo, Washington  
Copy print
circa 1894

Meyers, J.A.Return to Top

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6 Meyers 1
Wooden bridge and house, Ferry County Washington
Written on verso: James [ill.] House at Torodas Ferry Co. House where [ill.] "McDonald of [ill.]" & Japan died.
June 28, 1917
6 Meyers 2
Drilling Seow and U.S.G. Survey cable along water, Kettle Falls, Washington
Written on verso: W.W.P. Co. Drilling Seow Entrance East Channel of Kettle Falls. Wash. Marcus in distance. Black dots flaws in negative. U.S.G. Survey Cable in centre. Washer Isl.
February 27, 1923
6 Meyers 3
View of Kettle Falls, Wahington with machinery, Washington
Written on verso: W.W.P. work at Kettle Falls Wash. Between Upper and Lower falls Fishery Point. Diamond drilling. Upper Falls. Hayes Island. East Channel. Churan Drill 100' deep. Bowlders [ill.] solid rock.
February 27, 1923

Miles BrothersReturn to Top

Active in Sitka, Alaska.

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6 Miles Bros. 1
Large group of people standing in front of Northern Commercial Co. retail Store and office in St. Michael, Alaska  
circa 1903
6 Miles Bros. 1
View of people walking to and around the St. Michaels Cathedral, Sitka, Alaska  
It is the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Alaska at Lincoln and Matsoutoff Streets (Eastern Russian Orthodox) , also known as Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel.
circa 1903

Miller, C.O.Return to Top

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6 Miller, C.O. 1
Ship Bailey Gatzert of Portland at the locks
1905

Miller, Walter P.Return to Top

Active at 230 Henry Building, Seattle, Washington, as a commercial photographer starting circa 1900. He was also active at Phone Main 8878, Stuart Building, Seattle, Washington.

Miller was also a partner with Asahel Curtis, 1914-15.

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6 Miller, W. 1
View of cars and people outside the Dexter Horton Building, 710 Second Ave., Seattle, Washington  
Dexter Horton building was built in 1924 to pay tribute to one of Seattles founding fathers and later house his noteworthy banking company, SeaFirst, which he launched in 1929. From the beginning, the buildings white terra cotta exterior, ornate interior details, rich marble and terrazzo finishes represented the best in turn-of-the-century charm.
circa 1925
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11 Miller, W. 2
Group officials in session at the old legislation building, Olympia, Washington
circa 1925
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6 Miller, W. 3
Ship Princess Marguerite
circa 1925
6 Miller, W. 4
Ship Saretta
circa 1925
6 Miller, W. 5
Ship S.S. Arthur J. Baldwin
circa 1925

Mitchell, John E.Return to Top

Active in Puyallup, Washington, 1895-1898, and New Whatcom, circa 1901-1902.

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6 Mitchell 1
Group of people standing outside Yelm Jim's house next to fish trap, Puyallup Indian Reservation, Washington  
Caption on mount: Mitchell, Puyallup, Washington. Yelm Jim's house. [In another hand] Yelm Jim's House - Puyallup Reservation. 1885.House belonging to survivor of the Puget Sound Indian War and Nisqually man named [Wa-he-lut or Wahoolit] (d. 1908); also known as Yelm Jim. He is one of the group posed across the water. Two men and three women also pose in front of fenced house with a large fish trap in the foreground. Wa he lut was considered Leschi's most able lieutenant. He fought with Leschi, 1855-1856, and killed Leschi's nephew Sluggia who was also his betrayer. Yelm Jim was sentenced to hang and later pardoned.For an additional image of Wa he lut/Yelm Jim, see also: Carpenter 5
1885

Mitono, T.T.Return to Top

Active at 411 Yesler Way, Seattle, Washington, 1901.

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6 Mitono 1
Studio portrait of a woman artistically posed, Seattle, Washington
1901

Moore, Elbridge W.Return to Top

Active at 29 Washington St., Portland, Oregon, starting circa 1870s. From 1884-1887, B.C. Towne and Elbridge W. Moore operated a San Francisco Gallery in Portland as partners. At this time, the studio was also listed as Towne & Moore .

Moore bought Abell & Son business in 1888. Moore was also the Vice President of Camera Craft in 1903, and exhibited his portraits at the National Exhibition.

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6 Moore 1
Portrait of a man wearing a suit and thick mustache, Portland, Oregon
Printed on verso: Duplicate copies from old Negatives made by Abell & Son, will be supplied at any time at greatly reduced rates. Life-size bromide portraits $10.00. Crayon and Oil Portrait work a speciality.
circa 1889
6 Moore 2
View of people standing on a river bank and above on bridge, Portland, Oregon
circa 1889

Moorhouse, LeeReturn to Top

Active in Pendleton, Oregon, 1889-1902.

Major Lee Moorhouse (1850-1926) was an engineer and clerk before being appointed Lt. Colonel in the militia, serving as secretary to the Governor of Oregon. He later managed a farm and ran a general store in Pendleton. In 1889, he was appointed Indian agent at the Umatilla reservation. He produced over 9,000 images documenting urban, rural, and Native American life in the Columbia Basin and Umatilla County, Oregon, of the Umatilla, Nez Perce, and Cayuse Native American people.

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6 Moorhouse 1
View of a Umatilla Reservation Tepee encampment, Umatilla, Oregon  
Postmarked For Miss Carol N. Ober, University Station, Seattle, Washington, April 3, 1904
July 4, 1903
6 Moorhouse 2
Four Umatilla women in plaid dresses and headscarves sitting around a tanned hide smoking over a fire, Umatilla, Oregon  
Postmarked For Miss Carol N. Ober, University Station, Seattle, Washington, April 3, 1904.
circa 1903
6 Moorhouse 3
Portrait of elaborately dressed Native American Indian man, Lap-i-tash, his sister, and another woman, Umatilla, Oregon  
Written on photo postcard: This gorgeous-looking Indian committed suicide a short time ago at Thoon Hollow. He shot himself, which is a very unusual thing for an Indian. He is the only Indian man Mr. Moorhouse knows of having done so. One girl killed herself once on this reservation, and they are the only cases known. I hope you like him. With love The Doctor N. P. P.S. this was written last summer but somehow did not get sent off. I came across it today and that you would like it anyhow. N. P. Dr.Postmarked For Miss Carol N. Ober, University Station, Seattle, Washington, Feb. 27, 1905.
circa 1903
6 Moorhouse 4
Two Native American Indian men, Colombia George and Toy-toy, sitting on a blanket and playing cards, Umatilla, Oregon  
Written on photo postcard: To my Dear Captain, to let her know what she knows already- that always she has my loving thots [sic] and to thank her for her kind greeting- Will try to write some [sic] N.P. Dr.In the Penitentiary for life for murdering Anna Edna an old medicine woman, what could sing Methodist hymns. These men gave her poisoned whiskey in the summer of 1902.Postmarked For Miss Carol N. Ober, University Station, Seattle, Washington, Nov 14, 1905.
circa 1903
6 Moorhouse 5
Portrait of Native American Indian Chief Joseph wearing a blanket around his shoulders, Umatilla, Oregon  
1901
6 Moorhouse 6
Portrait of a Native American Indian woman wearing traditional beaded dress and hat, Umatilla, Oregon  
circa 1901

Morford, Charles H.Return to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington, 1885-1889. Morford photographed many views of the surrounding Seattle area now refenced as subjects for historical comparison "now and then" studies.

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6 Morford 1
View of the Holy Names Academy, Seattle, Washington  
In 1864, the Sisters of Holy Names moved the school to the new Holy Names Academy building near downtown Seattle, on the ridge that once connected First and Beacon Hills, on First Hill in Seattle. It was razed in 1908 as part of the Jackson Street regrade project. The Academy subsequently moved into a new building on Capitol Hill. Also known be the similar name, Academy of the Holy Names.
circa 1885-89
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11 Morford 2
Group of people standing out front of the Standard Theater at South 2nd Ave. and corner of Washington St., Seattle, Washington  
circa 1885
11 Morford 3
Group of people standing on plank sidewalk on the 2nd Ave. side of the Standard Theater , Seattle, Washington  
Two men are shaking hands in the center of the group. One is possibly John Cort, an actor and entertainment business who legitimized and transformed the Standard into the city's most popular box-house.
circa 1885

Morton & Co.Return to Top

Morton and Company was active at 515 Market Street, San Francisco, California.

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6 Morton 1
Man standing in booth for National Hospital Day Committee for Tacoma, Washington at the A.H.A. Convention, San Francisco, California  
Written on verso: National Hospital Day booth at AHA Convention Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, Calif.
August 1928

Muirhead, Lewis P. (L.P.)Return to Top

Active in Atlin, British Columbia, circa 1902, and at 1743 Melrose Place, Seattle, Washington, 1908-1920. Lewis P. Muirhead made a living as a commercial marine photographer in Seattle and specialized in taking photos of ships and sold the photos to crew members as mementos of their service.

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11 Muirhead 1
Horse drawn shop wagon Fishermans & Cannery Supplies outside the United Warehouse Company, Seattle, Washington  
1908
11 Muirhead 2
View of the boats Anthlon and Washington at a dock, Seattle, Washington  
1911
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6 Muirhead 3
View of the boat Deeahks
circa 1900s
6 Muirhead 4
View of the boat Dumfriesshire on water  
circa 1900s
6 Muirhead 5
View of the boat Edith on water  
circa 1900s
6 Muirhead 6
Fishing vessel Garfield towing a small row boat  
circa 1900s

Mundin, C.W.Return to Top

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6 Mundin 1
Chief Lot (Big Star) on horseback with four men of the Indian Police  
Written on verso: Chief Lott and his Indian Police Taken in North Eastern Washington by C.W. Mundin about 1905.Chief Lot (Whistlepossum) was chief of the Lower Spokane American Indians after his brother Chief Big Star died in 1868. By 1887 the Lower Spokane Indians had established a court and police force with Lot on the court. Chief Lot died in 1902. His son, Oliver Lot (Big Star) became chief until his death May 8, 1909.
circa 1905

Murchie, ArchibaldReturn to Top

Archibald Murchie was active from 1890-1895 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

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6 Murchie 1
Hop pickers in front of hop kiln, British Columbia, Canada  
circa 1890s

Murdock, Louis E.Return to Top

Louis F. Murdock, active at 1611 15th ave., and at 4521 Eastern Ave., Seattle, Washington, late 1890s-1930s. Abel’s Photographic Weekly (Vol. 30, No. 758, July 1922) noted about his autochromes of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, “there are none better than his anywhere.” Murdock was an active mountaineer, listed in “The Olympic Mountains Climbing Guide,” as having made the first ascent of Mt. Duckabush (later named Mt. Steel) in 1899. He is also listed as a 1907 charter member of “The Mountaineers”.

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6 Murdock 1
View of Hart Lake near the head of Duckabush River, Olympic National Park, Washington  
Caption on image: Heart Lake-Olympic Mts., No. 45, L.F. Murdock.
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Myers, J.B.Return to Top

Myers Art Studio was operating in Everett, Washington, 1906-1926.

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11 Myers 1
Ray Attebery's Everett school class photo, Everett, Washington  
circa 1900s

The Nelson Photo ShopReturn to Top

Active in Spokane, Washington, (possibly Nels B. Nelson), 1913-19.

Nels Bertelsen Nelson (b. 1876), learned photography in Denmark after high school. After serving the regular army, he traveled to the United States and joined his brother at Nelson, Washington, 1899 (His brother being the namesake for the town). After working as a shop keeper with his brother, a custom broker, and postmaster, he built his own store in Curlew, 1901. In 1903 he opened a branch store in Molson, then partnered into the firm of Anderson Brothers at Brewster and became manager of the Brewster store, 1904.

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6 Nelson 1
Studio portrait of a young boy in a striped sailor suit with hat, Spokane, Washington
Mount includes a wax seal printed with: The Photo Shop, Spokane.
circa 1913-19

Nelson, H.G.Return to Top

H.G. Nelson worked in the Hoquiam area in the early 1900s and 1910s. He is listed in the business directory as working in Elma during the mid-1920s.

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6 Nelson H.G. 1
Men and women at the Schafer Brothers logging camp on the Satsop River at Juno.  
1906

NordlundReturn to Top

This is possibly the photographer Norlund, Klaus E.

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6 Nordlund 1
Automobile with sand chains and Washington license plate on the beach  
Written on verso: This photograph was Mr Norlund Photographer Hyalman J. Johnson 677 River Street Seattle.
circa 1908- circa 1923

Oakes, M.L.Return to Top

M.L. Oakes was from Northern Yakima, Washington. He was known for his exaggerated or "tall tale" postcards. His studio was located in Seattle, Washington.

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6 Oakes 1
Sheep farm with tents and hillside in background  
circa 1908-circa 1910

Ober, S.E.Return to Top

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6 Ober 1
Hyas Tyee House, La Push, Quilleyute Reservation, WA
undated
6 Ober 2a-b
Native American men standing in front of house, Quilleyute Reservation, WA
Written on photo: Promising young men Quiliutes.
circa 1900s

Obergfell, JosephReturn to Top

Wass active in Carbonado, Washington.

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6 Obergfell 1
Hand-drawn tram hauling logs, Enumclaw, Washington  
Attached to verso: EARLY DAY LOGGING SCENE near Enumclaw.
undated

Ochi StudioReturn to Top

Active at 302-18th Ave., Seattle, Washington.

Mrs. N. Ochi and S. Ochi were both photographers at the Aiko Photo Studio, 1909-1922, and Mrs. N. Ochi partnered with Y. Okawa, Ochi & Okawa, 1921.

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6 Ochi 1
View of Washington Motor Coach System Crosstate Route driving through mountains, Washington  
undated
6 Ochi 2
Washington Motor Coach parked outside a building, Washington  
Bus stops were at Portland, Oroville, Walla Walla, Lewiston, ID, Calgary-Alberta, Rainier National Park, Yakima-Wenatchee Valley, Missoula-Butte, Mont, Chicago-New York.
undated
6 Ochi 3
Washington Motor Coach System bus with sign for Butte, Chicago and Helena  
Written on verso: Motor buses streamlined.
undated

Ono, K.Return to Top

Active in Tacoma, Washington, circa 1908-1913.

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6 Ono 1
Outdoor group portrait of twelve men and women with two babies, Tacoma, Washington  
circa 1908

Ordway, Frederick K.Return to Top

Frederick Ordway died circa 1938 in a plane crash in Oregon. His wife and nephew Herbert Neff continued to operate the studio in Alaska.

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6 Ordway 1
View of Wrangell and bay from hill top  
1934
6 Ordway 2
Sitka, Alaska with mountain in background
1934

Pacific View Co.Return to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington. Address printed on verso for Pacific View Co.: P.O. Box 522, Seattle, Washington

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6 Pacific 1
View of flowers and decoration on the alter of the First Methodist Episcopal, Easter Sunday, Seattle, Washington
April 14, 1895
6 Pacific 2-3
Group of amatuer stage actors, in Midsummer Nights Dream , Seattle, Washington  
circa 1900

Palace Floating GalleryReturn to Top

Active in Tacoma and Snohomish areas, Washington. Horton, George D. operated the Palace Floating Gallery.

See Horton, George D.

Palmer, Frank W.Return to Top

Palmer (d. 1920) was active in Colville and Spokane, Washington, 1898-1920.

Palmer came to Washington in 1898 and set up a photography business in Stevens County. In 1906 he moved to Spokane advertising himself as a scenic photographer specializing in “Inland Empire Wonderland Scenery.”

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6 Palmer 1
Native American Indian Colville boy on horse and holding a pistol, Colville, Washington  
Written on mount: colville Indians. Photos by Frank Palmer, Colville Wn. Write for Prices.
circa 1907
6 Palmer 2
Studio portrait of a Colville Native American Indian chief and his wife wrapped in plaid blankets, Colville, Washington  
Written on mount: Photos from Stevens Co. Wash. Colville Indian Chief & Squaw.
circa 1907
6 Palmer 3
Colville Native American Indian woman standing next to man with a child on horseback, Colville Reservation, Washington  
circa 1907
6 Palmer 4
Two elderly men in black suits walking in a field, Spokane, Washington
circa 1907
6 Palmer 5
Kalispell Native American Indians, Alexander Revais & Catherine Fry, standing beside the Pend Oreille river across from a Kalispel village, Washington  
Printed on verso: Frank Palmer. Scenic photographer. 01921 Division, Spokane, Wash.Written on verso: Calispell Indians. A small tribe on the Calispell [sic] Reservation on the east bank of the Pind d'Oreille river near the town of Cusick, Stevens Co., Wash.
circa 1908
6 Palmer 6
View of a British blockhouse at Fort Coville, Washington
Printed on verso: Frank Palmer. Scenic photographer. 01921 Division, Spokane, Wash.
undated
6 Palmer 7
View of cars, downtown buildings, and street car tracks up Riverside Ave. near 2nd, Spokane, Washington  
Written on verso: Riverside Avenue, the heart of Spokanes banking and retail section.
circa 1923
6 Palmer 8-9
View of Kettle Falls, Stevens County, Washington
Printed on verso: Frank Palmer. Scenic photographer. 01921 Division, Spokane, Wash.
circa 1907
6 Palmer 10
View of the ruins of St. Pauls Mission, near Kettle Falls, Stevens County, Washington  
Written on mount: Old Mission ~ near Kettle Falls. Palmer. Stevens Co. Wash.Written on verso: Build by Jesuit priests in 1833.Established by Jesuit Fathers Joseph Joset and Louis Vercruysse circa 1847. Damaged by fire in 1910, the present structure was restored in 1939-40. It stands today overlooking Lake Roosevelt.
circa 1907

Paterson, T.W.Return to Top

T.W. Paterson was active at the corner of 5th and Washington, Olympia, Washington.

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6 Paterson 1
View of Olympia, Washington with capitol building visible  
circa 1905

Pautzke, Otto W.Return to Top

Pautzke (1863-1918) was active at 312 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg and Cle Elum, Washington, 1901-26.

Pautzke was born in Prussia and emigrated with his family to the United States. He moved his family to Slaughter (present-day Auburn), Washington, and opened his first photography studio. He took pictures of early south King County. In 1896-1897, the Pautzkes moved to Ellensburg where Otto Pautzke set up a photography studio. From 1897-1918, Pautzke took hundreds of photographs of Ellensburg and the Kittitas Valley, as well as studio portraits.

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6 Pautzke 1
Studio portrait of elderly Native American Yakama Indian couple, Nancy and Old Toby, Ellensburg, Washington  
circa 1897
6 Pautzke 2
Studio portrait of a woman wearing pince nez glasses, Ellensburg, Washington  
circa 1897

Paxton, Andrew B.Return to Top

Anfrew Paxton was born around 1834. He started photographing around 1861 and in 1865 he and a business partner, Thompson, opened a photograph gallery and saddle and harness factory in Albany, Oregon. From 1868-1869 Paxton trained James G. Crawford in photography. Circa 1870-1872 Paxton relocated to Santa Clara, California but returned to Albany, Oregon around 1873. At some point his studio was located at 583 Commercial Street, Astoria Oregon. James G. Crawford and his brother Orville bought Paxton's business in 1885 but Paxton and James Crawford would become a partnership in 1889 after James bought Orville's share of the business. Crawford and Paxton remained partners until 1893.

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11 Paxton 1
Fisherman seining for salmon with horses, Astoria, Oregon
circa 1873

Peak, Roy M.Return to Top

Active at 6516 3rd Ave. N.W., Seattle, Washington.

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7 Peak 1
View of a man standing next to no. 200 and no. 132 Washington Motor Coaches, Washington  
circa 1940
7 Peak 2
Interior view of a Washington Motor Coach Crosstate Route bus, Washington  
circa 1940

Peiser, Theodore E.Return to Top

Peiser was located at 817 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA from 1884-1894 when he moved to 1516 1/2 Front Street. He moved to other various loactions from 1901-1906.

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11 Peiser 1
Group portrait of seven men wearing matching neck pieces
circa 1884-1901

Perkins StudioReturn to Top

Frank Perkins' was born in Alexandria, Minnesota and operated a photography studio in Seattle with his wife, Gertie Fae Perkins. Their studio was located at 717 ½ 3rd Avenue, Seattle, Washington circa 1906, 314 Crown Building at Second and James circa 1924 and 548 North 68th Street circa 1929. She specialized in school pictures and after Frank's death in September of 1937 she continued to operate the studio.

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7 Perkins 1
Fred Erickson and Hanson standing at entrance of Riverside Foundry, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: Fred Erickson and a Mr. Olson, Riverside Blacksmith shop. Did metal work for Todd shipyard circa 1918-1926. In early 1900s, Erickson did blacksmith work on horses used to pave North Ballard.
circa 1906
7 Perkins 2
Bothell grade school students class picture, including some Japanese students  
October 1923
7 Perkins 3
Bothell grade school students class picture, including some Japanese students  
circa 1924- circa 1928
7 Perkins 4
Bothell fifth grade class picture with teacher, Miss Nelson Leaches  
September 1929

Perry, Frank R.Return to Top

Active in Snohomish, Washington, circa 1893.

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7 Perry 1
Studio portrait of Snohomish pioneer E.C. Ferguson, Snohomish, Washington  
Written on verso: E.C. Ferguson. Pioneer of Snohomish.Emory Canda. Ferguson (1833-1911) was a likable New York carpenter who joined the gold rush race at 21. He operated a general store near Sutter, then a sawmill, and joined the British Columbia gold seekers before homesteading at Cadyville, which was later called Snohomish, 1858. Into the 1900s Ferguson was in the forefront making deals that established the town of Snohomish. He was postmaster, mayor, realtor, saloon keeper, store proprietor, legislator, and even justice of the peace. Frequently referred to as "The Father of Snohomish," his house still stands in the historic district.
circa 1893

Peterson, FrederickReturn to Top

Peterson was active at 1900 First Avenue at the corner of First and Stewart, Seattle, Washington.

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7 Peterson F1
Portrait of a seated woman in a high collared dress with pearls  
circa 1910-1920

Peterson, K.G.Return to Top

Peterson was active marine photographer at 151 Lawrence Street, B'klyn, New York.

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7 Peterson K.G.1
Group portrait of captain and officers on the deck of their ship, Brooklyn, New York
Ranks of officers photographed on verso of photo. Ship is possibly from Glascow because it is printed on the life preserver.

PhotocraftReturn to Top

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7 Photocraft 1a-b
Snow covered streets in Cordova, Alaska  
Caption on photograph: A January night.
circa January 1900s

Photo Shop StudioReturn to Top

The Photo Shop Studio was active at 1326 Cannon Island Dr., Sitka, Alaska, circa 1922-1972. It was founded by Czerney D. Geyer, who sold it in 1924 to Mary Luella Gilpatrick. Luella ran The Photo Shop with her father, James Henry "Gil" Gilpatrick, from 1924 to 1960. After her fathers death in 1960, Luella ran the business until Dec. 31, 1972.

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7 Photo Shop 1
View of cemetery headstone of Karl C. G. Hensen, Sitka, Alaska  
Caption on verso: The Arlington of Alaska. The only military cemetery in Alaska having kept up by the Y.T. government.
circa 1905

Pinney StudioReturn to Top

William A. Pinney owned Pinney Studio at 705 1st Ave., and Pinneys Modern Photograph Parlors at 310 Washington Blk, and at 18 Kenney Blk., Seattle, Washington, 1905-1922.

See also: Christy Studio. Pinney partner.

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7 Pinney 1
Studio profile portrait of a woman wearing a large locket, Seattle, Washington
circa 1920s

Plummer, F.C.Return to Top

Freemont C. Plummer was active in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, 1897-1920.

Plummer also partnered with Ira A. Kautz, Kautz & Plummer, also known as Sterling Studio, Seattle, Washington, 1895-1898.

See also, Kautz, Ira A.

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7 Plummer 1
Studio portrait of Mr. M.B. Beals wearing a mustache and stiff collar shirt, Seattle, Washington  
1902
7 Plummer 2
Studio portrait of Thomas R. Gunn, when a young boy wearing a lace shirt, Seattle, Washington  
Caption on mount: Plummer, F.C.P, Hinckley Block, Seattle.
circa 1900s
7 Plummer 3
Studio portrait of a Native American Indian man in a 3 piece suit and woman in black dress, Seattle, Washington
Caption on mount: Plummer, F.C.P, Hinckley Block, Seattle.
circa 1900s

Plummer, George.E.Return to Top

George Plummer was born January 8, 1874 in Port Townsend, Washington. After High School and Normal School he began reading law under Judge A.R. Coleman and was admitted to the bar. He practiced law for one year in Port Townsend followed by 5 years in Spokane. He then moved to Seattle where he became the manager of the Puget Sound Tug Boat Company and the manager of the credit department of Puget Mill Company.

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7 Plummer, G.E. 1
Four masted ship, the Dirigo on the water  
1912
7 Plummer, G.E. 2
Side view of the Dirigo on the water  
1912

Pollard, A.V.Return to Top

Arthur Vivian Pollard (b. 1904) was active as an Associated Screen News Ltd. photographer, Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia.

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7 Pollard 1
View from Malahat looking over water to a mountain, British Columbia, Canada
undated

Pratsch, C.R. & CoReturn to Top

Charles Robert Pratsch (1857-1937 ) was active at F Street, between Heron and Wishkah, Aberdeen, Washington, 1888-1913. He took photos of the local sports teams for many years.

Pratsch left Iowa at the age of 25 with his brother-in-law, Lester L. Darling, and the two homesteaded adjacent claims on the Wishkah River in the Grays Harbor country, 1884. Pratsch had paid Tolman $300 to teach him photography techniques, and built a studio in 1890 to "attend to all classes of work, such as portraits, views, buildings, copying, enlarging, reducing, etc., and charges very reasonable prices". In his later years Charles Robert Pratsch was caretaker of the Laidlow Island duck preserve. He died at the age of 79 a few days after walking into a slowly moving train. His son, Fred Pratsch, acquired the negatives and made prints which he reproduced as oil paintings.

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7 Pratsch 1
Studio profile portrait of a women wearing her hair in a bun, Aberdeen, Washington  
Caption on mount: Pratsch & Co. Aberdeen, Wash.
circa 1890
7 Pratsch 2
Group portrait of the Square Deal baseball team, Aberdeen, Washington  
Caption on mount: C.R. Pratsch, Aberdeen, Wash.This team has about half the men wearing jerseys used prior to the use of professional uniforms as seen in other photos taken during the early 1900s.
circa 1890s

Prentiss, Arthur M.Return to Top

Prentiss (1865-1940) was active at 45 4th St., Portland, Oregon, 1922. Prentiss joined the Weister Company in 1913, and by 1917, he joined Benjamin A. Gifford, the most famous photographer of Oregon at that time, creating Gifford-Prentiss Inc. The Gifford & Prentiss Studio was located on SW Washington between Twelfth and Thirteenth Street in Portland and lasted until Gifford retired in 1920. In 1922 Prentiss acquired Weister's Studio and negatives. Arthur M. Prentiss principal studio, as a single professional photographer, was in 45 Fourth Street in Portland Oregon. Prentiss is known for producing views of the Construction of Highways in Oregon including the Columbia River Highway and John Day Highway. Prentiss also documented the life and works of people of Oregon.

See also: Gifford, Benjamin A.

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7 Prentiss 1
Man fly fishing in the middle of a river, Tillamook, Oregon  
Written on verso: Fishing Tillamook Co., Ore.
circa 1922
7 Prentiss 2
Beach and road with pedestrains marking the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail
Sign in photo reads: End of the Lewis and Clark trail as designated by the Oregon State Legislature, marking the furthest West Camp of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1805-1806 and the site of a proposed national memorial.
circa 1922
7 Prentiss 3
Waterfall with surrounding forest, Skamania County, Washington
circa 1922
7 Prentiss 4
Wakeena Falls with surrounding forest and nearby road, Oregon
circa 1922

Prettyman, William S.Return to Top

Active in Arkansas City and Kansas.

Prettyman (1858-1932) studied under a civil war photographer, I.H. Bonsall. He found that the studio darkroom was not adventurous enough for him, and following some of the paths that no other white man had been, other than Lewis & Clark, he went out into Native American Indian territories disguised as a hunter on vacation. He hid his camera equipment in his custom built buggy. Some Indian nations had never seen a white man before. He quickly became known as “picture man”, (to the natives) whom he soon began to have friendships with. He is known for his work including the motion photography of the Cherokee Outlet, 1893, (also known as the Cherokee Strip) where he had a 3 story platform erected for the occasion. William made over 10,000 pictures, and is said to be responsible for creating the news photography genre.

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7 Prettyman 1
Studio portrait young man standing next to a seated young woman, possibly siblings, of mixed race of Creek American Indian and Black American
circa 1890s

Price StudioReturn to Top

Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Price were proprieters, and active at 311-W 882 Market, Chehalis, Washington, circa 1925-1926. S.H. Prince was also active in Oakville, Washington, 1915-1916.

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11 Price 1
Black and caucasian Winlock Church members seated together outside a church, Winlock, Washington  
Written verso: Mr. and Mrs. Rev. Reese, Baby - Marsh, Grama Strong, Mother Baird, Mrs. Molly McLaughlin, Mr. Roberts, Blacks - John Whilesides.
circa 1925
11 Price 2
Exterior facade of Chehalis Automobile & Supply Co. with a man standing at the door, Chehalis, Washington  
circa 1935

Puget Sound Viewing Co.Return to Top

Active at 2017 5th St., Seattle, Washington.

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7 Puget Sound Viewing 1
Group photo of grade school students with their teachers outside the South Seattle School, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: The old South School, Seattle, 1889, Prof. Allen Prince. Jessie Havins[?] marked with cross on hands. The South School, located on Weller St. between 10th Ave. S. and 12th Ave. S., built 1889 and torn down in 1907 [illeg.] Jackson Street hill regrade.
1889
7 Puget Sound Viewing 2
Group photo of young grade school students and their teacher outside the South Seattle School, Seattle, Washington  
Caption on verso: Jims class of 1890. The South School, located on Weller St. between 10th Ave. S. and 12th Ave. S., built 1889 and torn down in 1907 [illeg.] Jackson Street hill regrade.
1890
7 Puget Sound Viewing 3
Group photo of junior high school students and their teachers outside the South Seattle School, Seattle, Washington  
Caption on verso: Junior B. Class, Seattle High School year 1898. Hull Kellogg, Seattle, Washington
1898
7 Puget Sound Viewing 4
Group photo of teachers and students of all ages outside the South Seattle School, Seattle, Washington  
The South School, located on Weller St. between 10th Ave. S. and 12th Ave. S., built 1889 and torn down in 1907 [illeg.] Jackson Street hill regrade.
circa 1889
7 Puget Sound Viewing 5
Group portrait of members and officers of the House of Representatives standing on steps in front of a building, Olympia, Washington  
Attached to verso: an accompanying list of names corresponding to the numbers stamped next to individuals on photo.
1889

Rainier National Park CompanyReturn to Top

Also called "Ranapar Studio", Rainier National Park Co. General Office, Tacoma, Washington.

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7 Rainier 1
Bear and two cubs on a street  
circa 1900
7 Rainier 2
Bear with head in a barrel  
Printed on verso: Note: this photograph is furnished gratis, and may be used in any way without obligation. A Rainer National Park Photograph. Title: The black bear is very unafraid in Rainier National Park and frequents the camps and hotels for whatever food is available, but for visitors to attempt to feed them is dangerous.
circa 1900

The Rainier StudiosReturn to Top

Frank La Roche was proprietor of The Rainier Studios and active at 707 Second St., Between Columbia and Cherry, Seattle, Washington, circa 1885-91.

La Roche (1853-1936), arrived in Seattle just after the great fire of June 1889 to find the city in ashes, but soon opened a gallery in the Kilgen block on 2nd Avenue. His studio, in addition to high-class portrait photography, specialized in scenic and industrial views of western Washington state. He produced extensive views of the Seattle waterfront, streets and buildings, early Everett land speculation, ships, logging activities, and American Indians. In addition, he traveled in Alaska, California, the western United States, and along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, taking scenic views which he produced for sale to travelers.

See also the Frank La Roche Photograph Collection.

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7 Rainier Studios 1
Studio portrait of young W.A. Dickey wearing a mustache, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: W.A. Dicky. The Discoverer.
circa 1885

Rains, J.T.Return to Top

Active on Martin St., Blaine, Washington, opened 1895.

Initially published in the local papers to look for The Elite Studio as his new business, however photo mounts are labeled J.T. Rains.

The Elite Studio was located in Spokane, Washington and owned by Miss Margaret M. Foster (1867- ?) & Miss Minnie (M.K.) Wachtman (1868-?), where Photographs of children a specialty .

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7 Rains 1
Studio portrait of a young boy standing next to tree stump, Blaine, Washington  
circa 1895

Ralston, John ErnestReturn to Top

John Ralston was born in Indiana in September 1866. He came to Seattle from Chicago circa 1900. He started working for photographer Edward Curtis and would develop Curtis' American Indian photography while Curtis traveled. In 1906 Ralston opened his own studio at 1112 2nd Avenue, Seattle, Washington where he worked until his retirement in 1945. Ralston was in charge of the amateur photograph competition held during the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition on October fourth and fifth, 1909. Prizes were awarded for categories such as best picture of any picnic party and best picture of any building on the grounds.

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7 Ralston 1
Ida K. Greenlee studio portrait  
Attached to photo: My goodbye to Mrs. Roberts and Family.
September 18, 1911

Range, WilliamReturn to Top

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7 Range 1
View of houses at Savoonga, Saint Lawrence Island, Alaska  
Written on verso: View in Savoonga, St. Lawrence Id., a new, modern village. Photo by Wm. Range, 1925.Savoonga is located on the northern coast of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, 164 miles west of Nome, Alaska. It lies 39 miles southeast of Gambell. St. Lawrence Island has been inhabited intermittently for the past 2,000 years by both Alaskan and Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos. The island had numerous villages with a total population of around 4,000 by the 19th century. A tragic famine occurred on the island in 1878-80, severely reducing the population. In 1900 a herd of reindeer were moved to the island and by 1917, the herd had grown to over 10,000 animals.
1925

Rea, W.J.Return to Top

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7 Rea 1
Barkentines Skagit, Wrestler , and Sadie F. Caller at dock delivering cargo for the Santa Barbara Lumber Company, Santa Barbara, California  
circa 1889

Reade, Benjamin A.Return to Top

Active at 430 Peoples Savings Bank Bldg., and 605 Lumber Exchange Bldg., Seattle, 1910-1919. Reade also worked in Tacoma with Ernest Peterson in the Peterson Studio during this same period.

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7 Reade 1
View of the Flower exhibit in the Tacoma Armory, Washington  
1911
box:oversize
11 Reade 2
E.J. Berneche's Roses, Peonies and Cahlias flower exhibit display, in the Tacoma Armory, Washington
1911

Reid, Harry FieldingReturn to Top

Reid (1859-1944) was an American geophysicist. He was notable for his contributions to seismology, particularly his theory of elastic rebound that related faults to earthquakes. In 1890 & 1892, Harry Fielding Reid traveled to Glacier Bay, Alaska. During the expedition, Reid mapped Glacier Bay, collaborated with John Muir, measured the movement of the glaciers, created sketches and made photographs of the glaciers, and produced 24 notebooks. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has transcribed his expedition notebooks.

Through his mother, Harry Fielding Reid was a great-great-grandnephew of George Washington. He earned a B.A. in 1880 as part of the second graduating class of John Hopkins University. In 1885 he was granted his Ph.D. with a dissertation on the spectra of platinum. 1886 Reid accepted an appointment at the Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio. He taught physics and mathematics there for eight years before being appointed an Associate at Johns Hopkins.

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7 Reid, H.F. 1
Birds eye view of end of Muir Glacier, looking Eastward, Alaska  
July 25, 1892
7 Reid, H.F. 2
View of Mt. Abdallah and Rendu Glacier, Alaska  
1892

Reid, H.N.Return to Top

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11 Reid, H.N. 1
Woman seated next to bedroom window
1895
11 Reid, H.N. 2-3
View of rocking chair in sitting room next to staircase
1895

Ribelin, W.H.Return to Top

Active in Ellensburg, Washington, circa 1890s, and was a partner at Mesarvey & Ribelin Studio, Portland, Oregon, circa 1895.

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7 Ribelin 1
Studio portrait of a young woman wearing a high collar ruffled shirt, Ellensburg, Washington
circa 1890s
7 Ribelin 2
Studio portrait of a young woman wearing a high collared black shirt, Ellensburg, Washington  
circa 1890s
7 Ribelin 3
Studio portrait of young girl in hat and boots in front of wood bench, Ellensburg, Washington  
circa 1890s
7 Ribelin 4
Studio portrait of two young girls facing each other, Ellensburg, Washington  
One of the girls is also pictured in item Ribelin 3.
circa 1890s

Richards, TurnerReturn to Top

Turner Richards started a photography company in Tacoma, Washington at age 19. He was related to Paul Richards and Byron Aldrich, prominent Tacoma photographers circa 1898. He was active in the Tacoma Hotel early on until it burnt down in 1935. He ran Richards Studio with his three brothers, Bob, Ed and Nelson. Turner was knowledgeable in cinematography as well and developed films for Disney at one point. He died in Tacoma in February of 1968. The Richards Studio continued operating until 1980.

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7 Richards 1
Aerial view of American Smelting & Refining Company, Tacoma, Washington
circa 1935
7 Richards 2
Ohop Valley, Tacoma, Washington
Written on verso: Fertile Ohop Valley. On way to Rainier National Park, near Tacoma. Photographs from The Richards Company Weaver Studio.
circa 1940s

Richardson, T.T.Return to Top

Was active in Sprague, Washington. He was an officer of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Washington in 1905.

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7 Richardson 1
Studio portrait of seated man with woman standing next to him  
1902

Robertson, L.E.Return to Top

Lorenzo E. Robertson was first active in Glenora, British Columbia, 1898. He then moved on to Dawson, Yukon Territory, where he worked at 2nd Ave. & Judge St., Dawson, 1901-1902. Robertson was also active in Fairbanks, Alaska between 1905-1906.

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7 Robertson, L.E. 1
A minstrel troupe on stage wearing blackface, Eagle, Alaska  
Printed on verso: L.E. Robertson, The photographer. Fine Alaska views and mining scenes. Photos of all kinds from locket to life size. Dawson, Y.T.
1902
7 Robertson, L.E. 2
Employees of N.C. Co. of Fairbanks, Alaska  
Apr 9, 1905
7 Robertson, L.E. 3
Crowd of people standing near buildings and children posed on float drawn by horses at the 4th of July celebration, Fairbanks, Alaska  
Caption on photo: Celebrating 4th July at Fairbanks - Alaska 1904.
Jul 4, 1904
7 Robertson, L.E. 4
Men on horses and a pack horse loaded with gold dust leaving Cleary for Fairbanks, Alaska  
circa 1904
7 Robertson, L.E. 5
Pioneers Picnic Excursion on the ship Tana of Eagle, Fairbanks, Alaska
July 7, 1912

Robertson, William FrancisReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, circa 1870-1873; Tacoma, 1880-1883; and Mt. Vernon, Washington, circa 1887-1908.

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7 Robertson, W.F. 1
Carte de visite portrait of Charles Crocket of Whidbey Island, Washington  
circa 1870s
7 Robertson, W.F. 2
Carte de visite portrait of Mason Clark standing next to a table, Whidbey Island, Washington  
Photograph has a 3-cent postage stamp on reverse side
1865
7 Robertson, W.F. 3-4
Group of young boys in uniform standing behind Catholic missionary Eugene Casimir Chirouse, OMI and another priest, Tulalip Reservation, Washington  
Caption on item 3, which is a copy of photo item 4: ...School on the Indian Reservation at Tulalip, Washington Territory.Chirouse (1821-1892) was assigned to oversee Puget Sound tribes and lived on the Tulalip reservation from 1857 to 1878. Here he established a school and church, the Mission of St. Anne, and helped to build missions on the Lummi and Port Madison reservations. Father Chirouse was a master of Salish dialects, translating the scriptures, authoring a grammar and a catechism, and creating an English-Salish/Salish-English dictionary. In his advancing years, the well-loved priest was transferred to a post in British Columbia, despite protests from his Tulalip parishioners. He returned to Tulalip many times to visit friends and to perform weddings and baptisms.
1865

Roe, Will C.Return to Top

Active in Ellensburg, Washington, circa 1900.

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7 Roe 1
Studio portrait carte de visite of two women in white blouses and one wearing glasses, Ellensburg, Washington  
circa 1900

Rogers, A.D.Return to Top

Rogers Photo Studio was active in Olympia, Washington, 1889-1906. Rogers took over L. Wilson Clarks Olympia photography studio in 1889.

See also Guide to the A.D. Rogers Photographs collection.

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7 Rogers, A.D. 1
Studio portrait of an older man wearing an apron, Olympia, Washington  
circa 1900
7 Rogers, A.D. 2
Men with of a horse team pulling a large log next to a body of water, Olympia, Washington  
undated

Rogers, EdwinReturn to Top

Either Edwin W. Rogers or Edwin R. Rogers, active at 211 Pike St., Seattle, Washington, partnering with Frank A. Urban for Urban & Rogers, 1902-1904, and then on his own at 1 Chapin Bldg, 211 Pike, and 601 Lumber Exchange Bldg., Seattle, Washington, 1904-1914.

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8 Rogers, E. 1
Girl wearing lace white dress and pearl necklace leaning on a pedestal, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1907

Romans Photographic CompanyReturn to Top

Active in Seattle, Washington, 1900-1920.

William P. Roman was proprietor of Romans and partnered with Asahel Curtis (1874-1941) at 52 Union Blk., Seattle Washington. Asahel Curtis worked for Romans Photographic Co. from 1907-1911, eventually becoming president and manager of the francize. 1910-11, moved to 625 Colman Bldg., Seattle, Washington. A partnership with Walter Miller as Curtis & Miller lasted for several years before Curtis returned to the Romans Photographic Co. In 1920, this became the Asahel Curtis Photo Co., under which name it operated until his death in 1941.

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box:oversize item
11 Romans 1
Horses lined up with their handlers on Columbus Ave E. (now University Way) and 42nd, Seattle, Washington
From accompanying material: City of Brooklyn 1907 [in Seattle, Washington] My father John Luther Stanley on Snowball, white horse on right...City of Brooklyn now University District. Columbus Av changed to University Way.
1907
11 Romans 2
Street view people, horse drawn carts,and trolleys in front of the Alaska Building construction site on 2nd Avenue North of Cherry St., Seattle, Washington  
circa 1902
11 Romans 3
Street view of trolley at intersection of 2nd Avenue looking North from Yesler Way, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1903
11 Romans 4
Street view of people, horse carriages, and trolley on 2nd Ave. North from Pike St., Seattle, Washington  
circa 1903
11 Romans 5
Street view of horse drawn Model Laundry carriage crossing Pike St. East from 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington  
circa 1903
11 Romans 6
Construction crew employees of the Q.M. Dept. U.S.A. on board the S.S. Athenean headed to build Fort Davis in Nome and St. Michael, Alaska from Seattle, Washington
June 5, 1900
11 Romans 7
View of S.S. Athenean carrying construction crew employees of the Q.M. Dept. U.S.A. to build Fort Davis in Nome and St. Michael, Alaska from Seattle, Washington  
June 5, 1900
Box
8 Romans 8
View of the Battleship Nebraska speeding, Vashon Island, Washington  
This photograph may have been taken by Asahel Curtis or W.P.Romans as both were active at the time. Included is a letter from Robert Moran requesting the image in 1935 from Asahel Curtis.
1906

Rosenkranz, Helen R.Return to Top

Active at 207 Riverside Ave. corner of Washington St., Spokane, Washington, 1890s.

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8 Rosenkranz 1
Studio portrait of a young woman, Spokane, Washington  
Caption written on photo: Mrs. Henrys daughter.Printed on verso: Rosenkranz. Portraits. Childrens pictures a specialty. Spokane, Wash. 207 Riverside Ave. Cor. Washington St.
circa 1890s
8 Rosenkranz 2
Two young girls wearing white dresses and posed with one standing on a chair, Spokane, Washington  
circa 1900
8 Rosenkranz 3
Portrait of a young woman standing next to a chair, Spokane, Washington  
circa 1905

Ross Studio PortraitureReturn to Top

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8 Ross Studio 1
Jack's Service Station and powerlines along a road, possibly in Idaho  
Written on photo: Jack's Service Station-looking west.
undated

Rothi, Rasmus P.Return to Top

Rothi owned the Imperial Studio, active at 713 Third Ave. Seattle, Washington, 1890-1910.

Rothi was an early partner of Edward S. Curtis at their Imperial Studio, Rothi & Curtis, Seattle, Washington, 1893-1895. He was also a partner with Peter H. Sanstrom, Rothi & Sanstrom, Seattle, Washington, 1891-1892, and with Adolph L Cedarholm, Peter H. Sanstrom, Cedarholm, Sanstrom & Rothi, 1890.

See also: Imperial Studio

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8 Rothi 1
Studio portrait of an infant in very long gown, Seattle, Washington
circa 1890-1910
8 Rothi 2
Studio portrait of an infant wearing a locket, Seattle, Washington  
See also: Imperial Studio
circa 1890-1910
8 Rothi 3
Studio portrait of two woman standing next to a seated man, Seattle, Washington  
See also: Imperial Studio
circa 1895
8 Rothi 4-5
Studio portrait of a girl, Seattle, Washington
circa 1898
8 Rothi 6
Portrait of a young man in a striped suit, Seattle, Washington  
Embossed on mount: 713 Third Ave. Rothi.
circa 1898
8 Rothi 7
Woman holding Golden Rule Bazaar banner with dolls attached to her skirt  
circa 1898

Rothi, R.P. & Curtis, Edward S.Return to Top

The Imperial Studio was active at 713 Third St., Seattle, Washington. Rothi was an early partner of Edward S. Curtis, Seattle, Washington, circa 1893-1895.

See also Curtis, Edward S.

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8 Rothi & Curtis 1
Studio portrait of young Mr. Chin Wing wearing traditional Chinese clothing and carrying an umbrella and book, Seattle, Washington  
Written on verso: "Chin Wing".
circa 1893-1895

Rush, William B.Return to Top

Active in Castle Rock, Washington.

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8 Rush, W 1
View of the church and village buildings of Skamokawa, Washington
circa 1880s

Sandison, J. WilburReturn to Top

James Wilbur Sandison (1873-1962), was active at 126 ½ W. Holly St., Bellingham, Washington, 1904-1962.

Sandison learned about photography in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1899. He soon moved to Glendale, California to practice photography, then Honolulu, Hawaii, were he was employed as a photographer in a studio on Nuuanu Street. After the bubonic plague epidemic, he left to settle in Bellingham. He took photos of the lumber, paper, fishing, canning, coal mining, boating, and furniture industries in Bellingham as well as events, people, buildings, street scenes, Native Americans, the waterfront area and various modes of transportation.

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8 Sandison 1
Aerial view looking south of Bellingham, Washington  
undated
box:oversize
11 Sandison 2
Union Depot Interurban Stages building at night, Bellingham, Washington
Building sign reads: Interurban. To Seattle Everett Mt. Vernon Burlington Sedro Woolley "Every hour on the hour".
circa 1910s
11 Sandison 3
Large group of people kneeling for an outdoor religious event, Bellingham, Washington
circa 1910s

Sankowski, H.Return to Top

Active photographer on the Chilkoot Pass Trail, Alaska, 1898.

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8 Sankowski 1
View of Klondikers at base camp and hiking on the snow at the Chilkoot Pass Trail, Alaska  
The Chilkoot Trail is a 33-mile (53 km) trail through the Coast Mountains that leads from Dyea, Alaska, in the United States, to Bennett, British Columbia, in Canada. It was a major access route from the coast to Yukon goldfields in the late 1890s. The trail became obsolete in 1899 when a railway was built from Dyeas neighbor port Skagway along the parallel White Pass trail.
1898

SautzkeReturn to Top

Active in Ellensburg, Washington, circa 1890s.

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8 Sautzke 1
View of people and horse-drawn carriages looking down the street toward railroad tracks, Cle Elum, Washington  
circa 1890
8 Sautzke 2
View of people and horse-drawn carriages looking away from railroad tracks, Cle Elum, Washington  
Written on verso: Cle Elum, Right. Reed House, Ca. 1890.
circa 1890

Savage & OttingerReturn to Top

Charles Roscoe Savage (1832-1909) met and partnered with painter Charles Ottinger, who tinted Savages photographs, in Great Salt Lake City, Utah, 1859-1864.

Charles R. Savage and George Ottinger operated the Savage and Ottinger Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah., circa 1860s. Ottinger left and ended their short and tumultuous business partnership in 1864 to pursue acting and the photo studio was renamed Pioneer Art Gallery. Savage continued running the studio and traveled through Utah, California, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming photographing landscapes and documenting Native Americans and pioneer life. In 1883 the Pioneer Art Gallery burned down, and many negatives were lost in the fire. Savage reopened the studio as the Art Bazar. Savage was also a mentor to several successful photographers including George Edward Anderson. He ran the studio until 1906 when his sons, Ralph and George Savage took over. Savage was awarded prizes for his photographs in several World Fairs including Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco. Sadly much of Savages photographic work was destroyed when a fire struck his studio in 1883.

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8 Savage & Ottinger 1
Studio portrait of three Native American Indian children: The Three Graces, Salt Lake City, Utah  
Printed on verso: Views in Utah, Idaho and Montana. Portraits of leading men in Utah. Savage and Ottinger. Great Salt Lake City, Utah. Dealers in artist materials. Photographic goods, chromes and engravings. Frames of all kinds.
circa 1860s
8 Savage & Ottinger 2
Studio portrait of a seated elderly Native American Indian man from the Ute tribe, Salt Lake City, Utah  
Written on verso: Old UtePrinted on verso: Views in Utah, Idaho and Montana. Portraits of leading men in Utah. Savage and Ottinger. Great Salt Lake City, Utah. Dealers in artist materials. Photographic goods, chromes and engravings. Frames of all kinds.
circa 1860s
8 Savage & Ottinger 3
Studio portrait of a Native American Indian woman and man wearing beaded necklaces: Lo-Thute-Wess, Salt Lake, Utah  
Written on mount: Venus and Adonis.Written on verso: Lo-Thute-Wess of S. Lake.Printed on verso: Views in Utah, Idaho and Montana. Portraits of leading men in Utah. Savage and Ottinger. Great Salt Lake City, Utah. Dealers in artist materials. Photographic goods, chromes and engravings. Frames of all kinds.
circa 1860s
8 Savage & Ottinger 4
Studio portrait of a seated Native American Indian man with hat, Chief of Shoshone, Wash-a-Re, Salt Lake City, Utah  
Written on verso: Wash-a-Re, Chief of Shoshone. The Shoshone or Shoshoni, are a Native American tribe in the United States with three large divisions: the Northern, the Western and the Eastern, i.e, eastern Idaho, western Wyoming, and northeastern Utah.Printed on verso: Views in Utah, Idaho and Montana. Portraits of leading men in Utah. Savage and Ottinger. Great Salt Lake City, Utah. Dealers in artist materials. Photographic goods, chromes and engravings. Frames of all kinds.
circa 1860s
8 Savage & Ottinger 5
Studio portrait of a seated Native American Indian man holding a pipe, Lho-Tho-Ne, Salt Lake City, Utah  
Written on verso: Lho-Tho-NePrinted on verso: Views in Utah, Idaho and Montana. Portraits of leading men in Utah. Savage and Ottinger. Great Salt Lake City, Utah. Dealers in artist materials. Photographic goods, chromes and engravings. Frames of all kinds.
circa 1860s
8 Savage & Ottinger 6
Studio portrait of Native American Indian Chief wearing Western clothing, Ku noth, Chief of Tauvons... (illeg.)  
Printed on verso: Views in Utah, Idaho and Montana. Portraits of leading men in Utah. Savage and Ottinger. Great Salt Lake City, Utah. Dealers in artist materials. Photographic goods, chromes and engravings. Frames of all kinds.Carte de visite photo.
circa 1860s

Scale's StudioReturn to Top

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Box item
8 Scale 1
Panoramic view of Kamloops with city and hillsides, British Columbia  
2 postcards
September 1912

Scarborough, C.W.Return to Top

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box:oversize item
11 Scarborough 1
Men standing in front Hamilton Lumber barn  
Written on photo: Size 40 x 100 ft moved by C. Holton.
circa 1900s

Schallerer, Otto C.Return to Top

Otto Clarence Schallerer was active at Schallerer’s Photo Shop, downtown Ketchikan, Alaska, starting 1932. Schallerer arrived in Ketchikan, in the early 1930s. He captured postcard images for the tourists; landscapes, early aerials views of Ketchikan, townscapes, historic buildings, and everyday events.

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8 Schallerer 1
Two women with view looking down Main Street, Wrangell, Alaska  
circa 1935

Sciaroni and Hammond, Nome, AlaskaReturn to Top

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8 Sciaroni 1
People gathered on street watching building fires  
Written on front: Nome's first fire.
May 25, 1901

Scotford & Co.Return to Top

John Harvey Scotford was active at 744 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, Washington, circa 1889. In 1891 he had just started a new photography business located at 915 and 917 C Street, Tacoma, Washington and was not yet using the name Scotford and Company. Scotford was active in Michigan, Missouri, and Oregon before moving to Washington.

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Box item
8 Scotford & Co. 1
Studio portrait of a man wearing a mustache, Tacoma, Washington
circa 1889
8 Scotford & Co. 2
Studio portrait of young George Thomas Palmer standing next to his tutor, Professor Edward Morse of Washington College, Tacoma, Washington  
1890
8 Scotford & Co. 3
Studio portrait of woman in dress with pleated left shoulder
Written on mount: J.H. Scottord, 915 and 917 C St., Tacoma, Washington.
circa 1891

Seattle Photo & Art CompanyReturn to Top

Active at 314 Pike St., Seattle, Washington.

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8 Seattle Photo & Art Co. 1
Young woman playing the violin, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1898
8 Seattle Photo & Art Co. 2
Studio portrait of a man standing next to a seated woman, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1898

Shaw, David C.Return to Top

Active in Lynden, Washington, 1883-1892.

Born in Iowa, Shaw arrived in Lynden in 1883. After closing his business, he moved to Elkhart, Wisconsin.

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8 Shaw 1
Studio portrait of two young girls sitting on a chair, Lynden, Washington  
circa 1888

Siewert, HermanReturn to Top

Active at Stuart St., Puyallup, 1889-1890s, and Everett, Washington, circa 1893.

Photo mounts have professionally-printed strike marks through the original logo, bearing Puyallup as the place of business, and listing Everett as the new place of business. His last name is also spelled Siewert in certain locations.

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8 Siewert 1
Studio portrait of a Native American Puyallup Indian girl wearing a plaid blanket, Puyallup, Washington  
circa 1891
8 Siewert 2
Native American Puyallup Indian man sitting beneath a tree and smoking a corn-cob pipe, Puyallup, Washington  
circa 1891
8 Siewert 3
Three elderly Native American Puyallup Indian women in a hop field, Puyallup, Washington  
Written on photo: Hope, Faith, Charity.
circa 1891
8 Siewert 4
Portrait of a Native American Puyallup Indian man wearing a pendleton blanket, Puyallup, Washington  
circa 1891

Siga, ShogaburoReturn to Top

Shogaburo Siga was a Japanese American photographer active at 219 2nd Ave. S., Baker Bldg., Seattle, Washington, 1906-1909.

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8 Siga 1
Studio portrait of Mr. T. Arai wearing a mustache, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1906-1909

Simmer, A.G.Return to Top

Active in Wenatchee, Washington, 1917-1926.

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box:oversize item
11 Simmer 1
Group photo of the Office Force of County Clerks, King County, Seattle, Washington  
Written on photograph: The names of the photographed individuals.
January 9, 1917
Box
8 Simmer 2
View of unit 4 Pontoon A-1 moving through the Ballard Locks for a floating bridge, Seattle, Washington  
October 13, 1939

Sitka View & Portrait CompanyReturn to Top

Reuben Albertstone and L. Moosebauer were co-proprietors of the and active in Sitka, Alaska. They photographed southeast Alaskan scenic settings, including Tlingit Indians, Sitka views, and the Treadwell Mine.

Albertstone also was known as Reuben Albertstone & Co. and possibly Sitkas first resident professional photographer in 1890.

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1 Sitka View 1
Fish hanging on a fence, Sitka, Alaska
circa 1890s
1 Sitka View 2
View of Sitka from tide flats at low tide, Sitka, Alaska  
circa 1890s
1 Sitka View 3
Facade of The Alaskan office, Sitka, Alaska  
circa 1890s
1 Sitka View 4-5
Sitka viewed from the water, Alaska
Printed on verso: R. Albertstone & L. Moosebauer. Sitka View & Portrait Co., Reuben Albertstone & Co. Proprietors. Sitka, Alaska.
circa 1890s

Smith, D.T.Return to Top

Active at 611 Jackson, Seattle, Washington, 1890.

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8 Smith, D.T. 1
View of men standing on the first through streetcar on Madison Street, Seattle, Washington  
Sign on street car reads Seattle To St. Paul Via Lake Washington.Written on photo: First through car on Madison St.
1890

Smith, E.A.Return to Top

Active in Washington, circa 1905

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8 Smith, E.A. 1
A. Smith threshing crew at Schafer Brothers logging camp on Satsop River, Washington  
October 17, 1905
8 Smith, E.A. 2
Schafer Brothers loggers and women standing on downed trees on Satsop River, Washington  
circa 1905
8 Smith, E.A. 3
Schafer Brothers logging crew with steam donkey on Satsop River, Washington  
circa 1905
8 Smith, E.A. 4
Logging crew and donkey engine possibly of Caldwell Brothers Logging Company, Grays Harbor County, Washington  
Copy print
circa 1900

Smith, Ida B.Return to Top

Mrs. Ida B. Smith (1889-1967) was active in Olympia, Washington, 1901-1910.

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8 Smith, I.B. 1
View of Sylvester Park and bandstand with Tacoma Hotel in background, Olympia, Washington  
The hotel was built in 1889 and destroyed by fire in 1904.
circa 1889-1904

Soreboe, John R.Return to Top

Active in Tacoma, Washington, 1909.

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8 Soreboe
View of the Choir of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle, Washington
circa 1909

Soule, John P.Return to Top

J.P. Soule (1828-1904) was active at 528 Broadway, Seattle, Washington, and was a publisher in Boston, Massachusetts.

Soule maintained studios on Washington Street in Boston, circa 1861-1882. His subjects in Boston included buildings, the 1869 National Peace Jubilee, the great fire of 1872, and carte-de-visite portraits, and published stereoviews. He photographed mountains in New Hampshire, and the 1866 fire in Portland, Maine. He exhibited works in the Charitable Mechanics exhibitions of 1850, and 1874, winning a bronze medal.

In 1888, Soule moved to Seattle, and photographed the ruins from the 1889 Seattle Fire and the rebuilding thereafter. He continued to live in Seattle and occasionally took photographs of the growing city until his death.

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8 Soule 1
Native American Indian woman seated and weaving a basket at Indian campsite on the tide flats, Seattle, Washington  
The woman is possibly the same as photographed in item [Soule 2].
circa 1890s
8 Soule 2
Two Native American Indian men standing and woman seated at a campsite on the tide flats, Seattle, Washington  
The woman is possibly the same as photographed in item [Soule 1].
circa 1890s
8 Soule 3
View of heavy snow covering gazebo and houses, Seattle, Washington
Written on mount: In the "Everygreen State" Feb 1893. Respectfully dedicated to Midge [illeg.] Crawford & [?].Printed on verso: John P. Soule, 528 Broadway, Seattle, Wash.
February 1893
8 Soule 4
View of Prosch residence with people outside and at window, Seattle, Washington
Printed on verso: John P. Soule, Photographer. 528 Broadway (Had of James St.) , Seattle - Wash.
circa 1890s
8 Soule 5-6
Panoramic view of Seattle looking down and south from "The Ripley", Washington
Panorama consists of the combination of two photographs attached with a hinge. Written on verso: The is a view of the main part of Seattle, taken from First Avenue and Pike Street by John P. Soule in 1893. The big building near the center is the Burke. The Courthouse, Central School, Armory, University, First Methodist and old Plymouth Churches show up. Second Avenue then was a poor looking business street, inferior to First Avenue. The Arthur A. Denny home is conspicuous. It is the whole block near the center between First and Second Avenues, University and Union Streets.Printed on photo: Seattle from "The Ripley". Written on mount: 1892 by John P. Soule.
circa 1892-1893
8 Soule 7-8
Panoramic view of Seattle looking over downtown and Elliot Bay from First Hill, Washington
Printed on verso of part 1 of 2: H. H. Dearvorn & Co. Real Estate, 216 Co...al [illeg.] St., Seattle, Wash.Printed on verso of part 2 of 2: John P. Soule, Photographer. 528 Broadway (Had of James St.) , Seattle - Wash.
circa 1893

SpattReturn to Top

Active at 314 Pike St., Seattle, Washington, circa 1890s.

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8 Spatt 1
Portrait of a man with a long beard, possibly a State editor, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1890s

Spencer & HastingsReturn to Top

Active on Fort Street, Victoria, British Columbia, 1882-1889.

S.A. Spencer & O.C. Hastings. Hastings bought out Spencer about 1883 and Spencer moved to Alert Bay. Hastings sold his photographic gallery in January 1889. The location was probably that taken over by J. Savannah at 56 Fort St.

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8 Spencer & Hastings 1
Studio portrait of a man with mustache, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
circa 1882
8 Spencer & Hastings 2
Two young twin girls with wide-brimmed hats, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  
circa 1882

Stanton, HenryReturn to Top

Active at La Porte, Texas.

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8 Stanton 1
Group of people relaxing on a river bank next to a bridge.
Printed on verso: Christmas Festivities. At La Porte, Dec. 25, 1893. No 4. Henry Stanton, Scenic Photographer, La Porte, Tex.
Dec. 25, 1893

Stanton, R.R.Return to Top

Active at 1812 10th Avenue South, Seattle, Washington. Stanton was also active in Portland, Oregon circa 1907-1917.

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11n Stanton R. 1
Man and woman on front porch of house with bird cages  
Written on verso: 261 P[ill.] St. East Lt. E. Mc [ill.].
circa 1907

Star Photographic Company, 1914Return to Top

Active at 536 Oxford Street, London, England.

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8 Star 1
Portrait of a young army soldier, London, England
The soldiers lapel pins state: C 16.
1914

Stebbins, Nathaniel Livermore Return to Top

Nathaniel Livermore Stebbins was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania on January 9, 1847. In 1882 he became interested in photography and began focusing on maritime subjects. He and his wife, Etta Bowles, along with their three children moved to Boston, Massachusetts. In Boston he joing boating and yacht clubs and in 1891 he published the Illustrated Coast Pilot, a book with images of important sailing directions and maritime navigating landmarks. The first edition of the book focused on the United State's east coast while the second edition that came out in 1896, expanded to cover the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf Coast. He died July 10, 1922.

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8 Stebbins 1
Sailing ship Grant ,Boston, Massachusetts  
circa 1890- circa 1910

Stuart, GordonReturn to Top

Gordon Stuart's images appeared in the Seattle Times circa 1912.

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8 Stuart 1
Mount Rainier
Written on verso: Mount Rainier, Sept. 27, 1917 on Wratten and Wainwright Plate, 12- inch Goerg lens. Stop 16, time 1/50 second Elevation about 600o feet, stop 16. taken before noon. bright sun.
September 27, 1917
8 Stuart 2
Mount Rainier
Written on verso: Mount Rainier by Moonlight, September 27, 1917. Taken on Wratten and Wainright glass plate, exposure 45 minutes, pyro. Goerz Dagor 12 inch lens used.
September 27, 1917

Surrys StudioReturn to Top

Active at 619 ½ First Ave., Seattle, Washington. This is most likely the studio of Vincent H. Surry, who worked in Seattle during the same period.

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8 Surrys Studio 1
Portrait of a man, Bill Jones, wearing a 3 piece suit, Seattle, Washington  
Caption reads: Bill Jones - Grannies old beau. Written on verso, the epigram: "Hearts that are true you'll find but few."
circa 1910

Sunset StudiosReturn to Top

Active in Port Angeles, Washington.

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8 Sunset Studios 1
A composite of the Sol Duc River with an overlay of another photo of fish and fishing baskets, Port Angeles, Washington  
Written on verso: Sol Duc River from Rock Point, 1922?
circa 1922

Swick, ProfessorReturn to Top

Active at 106 Washington St. Seattle, Washington.

Printed on verso: Everybodys Gallery, Prof. Swick, Proprietor, 106 Washington St.

Written on verso: E.P.B. Feb 14th, 1872.

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8 Swick 1
Studio portrait of a boy, E.P.B., Seattle, Washington  
Feb 14, 1872

Takano StudioReturn to Top

Tay Takano was a Japanese photographer, and proprietor of Takano Studio and active at 316 Maynard Ave., Seattle, Washington, circa 1920-1925. Takano, sold the business to his apprentice Henry Miyake.

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8 Takano 1
Group portrait of Mrs. Y. Saiki & family with Suyama family, Seattle, Washington  
Written on mount: Mrs Y. Saiki & Family. July 1946, Suyama Family.Photographer possibly is Henry Miyake, Takanos apprentice.
1946

Talbot, C.B.Return to Top

Active in Tacoma, Washington, 1880s-1890s.

Charles Beal Talbot (?-August 13, 1900), an architect and civil engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad who lived in Portland, Oregon, and Tacoma, Washington. He photographed Mt. Rainer with Henry M. Sarvant, a surveyor and civil engineer in Tacoma, Washington. Talbot contributed many articles to national photography magazines

See also: Photograph album of Mount Rainier, Washington, and Alaska for more Talbot photographs.

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8 Talbot 1
View of Mt. Rainier, looking from the Carbon River, Washington  
Caption on photo: The Mountain Mother, from Carbon River. Copyright, 1893, by C.B. Talbot, Tacoma, Wn.
1893

Taylor, Gilbert MorrisReturn to Top

Gilbert Morris Taylor was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 12, 1894 and studied photography in 1923. He moved to Atlin, British Columbia in 1924 where he set up a photography studio. Due to a similar photographer stamp and style, it is likely Gilbert Morris Taylor bought photographer L.C. Read's photography studio in Atlin shortly before Read's death. He stayed in Atlin until 1930 when he transferred his studio to Jasper. In 1936 he built his own studio at #630 Connaught Drive. This studio he sold to Tom Johnston of Saskatoon, SK in 1948 and moved with his wife, Helen Emelyn Hickey, to Santa Barbara, California. He had two sons, R. Loring and W. Morris Taylor. He died in 1967.

L.C. Read's photographs of similar style are located in the Lyman Cary Read Photographs of Mountains near Atlin, B.C., Canada; PH Coll 1121.

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8 Taylor, G. 1
Atlin Mountain from the North
circa 1929
8 Taylor, G. 2
Mountain with reflection in lake
circa 1929
8 Taylor, G. 3
Dog sled team with mountain in background
circa 1916
8 Taylor, G. 4
Llewellyn Glacier crevasses
circa 1924

Taylor, LachlanReturn to Top

Active in Pullman, Washington, circa 1895.

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11 Taylor 1
View of the Administration building at Washington State, Pullman, Washington  
circa 1895
11 Taylor 2
View of Stevens Hall (ladies dormitory) building at Washington State, Pullman, Washington  
circa 1896
11 Taylor 3
View of Pullman Public School, Pullman, Washington  
circa 1896

Thomas, J.E.Return to Top

Jesse E. Thomas (1859-1928), was born in Bloomington, Wisconsin. Shortly after his marriage to Rosa Hampton he moved to Iowa where he opened a photograph gallery. He returned to Wisconsin and then went to Nebraska for a year. After than he spent time in Minnesota and then in 1886 he moved west to Washington where he set up a gallery in Cheney, Washington. On February 23, 1890 his studio burned down and he lost all of his equipment and negatives. He rebuilt his business again but in 1891 he picked up an moved his family to Port Angeles. He made family portraits, Port Angeles scenes, portraits of navy personnel. When the Pacific Squadron held maneuvers offshore, he photographed the ships from a small boat. He had a serious illness and his doctor recommend that he work out in the open air rather than in a darkroom. He became a lighthouse keeper and his first station was the Cape Flattery Light on Tatoosh Island. He photographed the lighthouse, the landscape, and the Mahak Indians at their summer camp at Tatoosh. He later worked at the Ediz Hook Light Station, Port Angeles, Washington. Most of his negatives were destroyed over the years.

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8 Thomas 1
View of a Naval steamship under way in the distance with crewmen lined up on the stern, from Tatoosh Island, Washington  
The island's name comes from the a Makah chief known as Tatoosh (also Tatooche or Tetacus).
Inscription on verso: From W. D'A. Rose, Lieut. U.S. Navy, 1894.
1894
8 Thomas 2
Studio portrait of John W. Troy, editor of the Democrat Leader of Port Angeles, Washington  
1893
8 Thomas 3
Makah tribe canoes on Tatoosh Island beach, Washington  
Copy print
circa 1894
8 Thomas 4
View of Cape Flattery Lighthouse with buildings on cliff and Makah tribal community on beach on Tatoosh Island, Washington  
Photograph is a copy print
circa 1894
8 Thomas 5
U.S.S. Monadnock  
circa 1897
8 Thomas 6
U.S.S. Boston in Port Angeles Harbor  
circa 1897
8 Thomas 7
U.S.S. Boston  
circa 1897

Thompson, Stephen Joseph Return to Top

Thompson (1864-1929), was active at Columbia St., opposite Colonial Hotel, Port Hope, Ontario, New Westminster, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1886 with the Bovill Brothers (Thompson & Bovill). Later on his own at 620 Columbia St., 1887-1890, and 610 Granville St., 1890-1898.

He established a branch studio in Vancouver in December 1897. For a while after the New Westminster studio had been destroyed by fire on September 11, 1898, he maintained a Vancouver and a New Westminster studio. Thompson was a prolific and versatile photographer equally at home in portrait and landscape work. He photographed extensively along the Canadian Pacific Railway throughout the 1890s. Thompson visited the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893. Two years later he was commissioned to obtain views of farms around Edmonton. In 1898 he accompanied an official expedition to northern British Columbia and Wrangel led by the Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Louis Coste.

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8 Thompson S. 1
Ships loading canned salmon at Stevenson, Fraser River, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  
circa 1898
8 Thompson S. 2
Fishing fleet on the lower Fraser, British Columbia, Canada  
1901

ThurbertonReturn to Top

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8 Thurberton 1
Ship Peggy Foss, possibly in Alaska  
Printed on verso: A candid picture by Thurberton with a candid camera.
circa 1937

Tostrup & FettersReturn to Top

Einar Tostrup & Charles Fetters were active at 25 Heussy Bldg., 5102 Leary Way, and 1773 Market St., Seattle, Washington, 1904-1915.

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8 Tostrup & Fetters 1
View of Ballard Carnegie Public Library, Seattle, Washington  
Caption on photo: Ballard Public Library. Compliments of Tostrup and Fetters, photographers. 136 leary Ave. Cor. Park Place, Ballard, Wash.
circa 1906

Towne, W.H.Return to Top

Photographer Joseph Buchtel sold his studio, the San Francisco Gallery located at First and Morrison Street in Portland, Oregon to W. H. Towne in 1880. W.H. Towne operated the studio until his death in 1884, when Bertram C. Towne and Elbridge W. Moore took over operations.

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8 Towne, W. 1
Studio portrait of a young man
circa 1880- circa 1884

Toyo StudioReturn to Top

Active at 215-604 1/2 Main, Seattle, Washington, 1915-1925. Toyo Studio was operated by J. Mori and S. Ito, circa 1915-1919, and then by K. Kiyota, 1923-1925.

See also the Guide to the Toyo Studio Photographs of the Tanaka School of Dressmaking and Guide to the Frank Fukuda Photograph and Ephemera Collection for additional photos by K. Kiyota.

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11 Toyo 1
Group studio portrait of 8 Japanese people, the 6 men are possibly from the Mikado baseball club, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1923-1925
Box
8 Toyo 2
Studio portrait on postcard of baby, Watanabe Nobuya
circa 1918-1923
box:oversize
11 Toyo 3
Men and women seated around banquet table with Japanese screen in background, Seattle, WA  
circa 1923-1925
11 Toyo 4
Three men and a woman standing on front step of house, Seattle, WA  
circa 1920-1921
11 Toyo 5
Group portrait taken outside  
July 11, 1928
11 Toyo 6
Group portrait of men at a funeral around a coffin
circa 1923-1925
11 Toyo 7
Group portrait gathered around a coffin and flowers at a funeral
circa 1923-1925

Train, Edgar HoraceReturn to Top

Train partnered with W.J. Cromwell for the Train and Cromwell gallery, active at Main St. between Wall and Commercial St., Idaho City, Idaho Territory, 1864-1865.

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8 Train 1
Studio portrait of Dr. A.F. Cromwell standing and holding a book, Idaho Territory, Idaho  
A.F. Cromwell was possibly related to W.J. Cromwell, Trains business partner.
circa 1864-1865

Tropple, Allen W.Return to Top

Tropple (b. 1897) was active in Spokane, Washington.

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8 Tropple 1
View of a man shooting a rifle with State Patrol Officer, Earl Henry and three other men, Spokane, Washington  
September, 12, 1943

Turner, Orren JackReturn to Top

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XC1 Turner, O.J. 1
Profile of a woman
undated
XC1 Turner, O.J. 2
Portrait of a woman
undated

Twidle, HenryReturn to Top

Henry Twidle was hired by the British Columbia Mills Timber & Trade Company as a time keeper in 1905. He and his wife moved to one of the logging camps at Rock Bay, British Columbia where Twidle began traveling throughout the camps, photographing the pioneers and logging activities around him. Twidle and his wife eventually moved to Granite Bay, British Columbia where they worked the local hotel and general store.

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9 Twidle 1
Forest clearing with rocks and trees  
circa 1905- circa 1920

Unique Foto ServiceReturn to Top

McNett & Winslow were co-proprietors, and active at 1210 ½ 1st Ave., Seattle, Washington, circa 1930s.

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9 Unique 1
View of the Roosevelt Hotel, Seattle, Washington
Written on photo: Roosevelt Hotel, Seattle. John Graham A.I.A. Architect & Engineer. A W Quist & Co. Contractors. Dec. 31 - 1930.
December, 31, 1930

Urie, (either J or R.C.)Return to Top

Active in Enumclaw, Washington, 1913-1918.

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9 Urie 1
View of four men standing in front of Enumclaw Public School buses filled with children, Enumclaw, Washington  
circa 1915
9 Urie 2-3
Row of three Enumclaw Public School buses filled with children lined up in front of school building, Enumclaw, Washington  
circa 1915

Van Dyke StudioReturn to Top

Active at 1112 2nd Ave., Seattle, Washington, circa 1914-1925.

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9 Van Dyke Studio 1
Studio portrait of an infant seated in a chair, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1914

Vaughan, J.W.Return to Top

Was active in Kendrick, Idaho.

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9 Vaughan 1
Studio portrait of toddler standing on wicker chair  
circa 1900- circa 1910

Vincent, RalphReturn to Top

Active at Oswego 3151, Journal Building, Portland, Oregon. Ralph Vincent was a photographer for the Oregon Journal . He died March 11, 1988.

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9 Vincent 1
Columbia River and Columbia River Highway, Oregon  
Written on verso: The Columbia River Highway and the Columbia River in the foreground. Bridge of the Gods in the distance. Views of endless grandeur spread out before the motorist as he drives along the Columbia River Highway in Oregon.
circa 1934
9 Vincent 2
Automobile parked near Columbia River, Bonneville  
Written on verso: The water of the mighty Columbia separate the states of Oregon and Washington. This is near the Bonneville where a $45,000,000 dam is rapidly nearing completion.
circa 1934
9 Vincent 3
Man falling off his horse at a rodeo, Pendelton, Oregon  
circa 1930s-circa 1940s
9 Vincent 4
Man being crushed by his horse at a rodeo, Pendelton, Oregon  
circa 1930s-circa 1940s
9 Vincent 5
Parade with American Indians and cowboys, Pendelton, Oregon  
circa 1930s-circa 1940s
9 Vincent 6
Male skier coming off of a ski jump, Mount Hood, Oregon  
Written on verso: Skiing on Mt. Hood in Oregon; a sport becoming more popular each year.
circa 1936
9 Vincent 7
Crowd watching skiing tournament, Multorpor Hill, Mount Hood, Oregon  
Written on verso: Part of the crowd of 8,000 people who attended the winter sports tournament held at Multorpor Hill, Mount Hood, Oregon, the latter part of January, 1936. Some 25,000 people visited the mountain playground area the day of the tournament.
January 1936
9 Vincent 8
Crowd watching skiers descend Mount Hood, Oregon  
Written on verso: Crowds up in the invigorating atmosphere of Mt. Hood-an hour and a half's drive from Portland, Oregon- to watch and participate in snow sports.
January 1936

Vikdal, P.G.Return to Top

Active in Everett, Washington, 1913-1926.

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9 Vikdal 1
Two children standing next to the Captain George Vancouver memorial rock monument covered with a flag and flowers commemorating Vancouvers landing on June 4, 1792, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  
On memorial plaque: On the beach near this spot Vancouver landed June 4, 1792. Erected by Marcus Whitman chapter Daughters of the American Revolution June 4, 1915.
June 1915

Waggener, Jas Jr.Return to Top

James Waggener Jr. was an active scenic and in Hood River and Vancouver, Washington, 1890s

Waggener (d. 1933) possibly the same man who owned Jas. Waggener Jr. Books, Stationery & Music at Main St. between 5th & 6th, Vancouver, Washington, 1880s. in Vancouver, Washington.

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9 Waggener 1
Vignetted view of Mt. Rainier from a lake shore, Washington  
circa 1880s
9 Waggener 2
View of military housing at Fort Vancouver, Washington  
circa 1880s
9 Waggener 3
View of General T.M. Andersons house, Clark County, Washington
Written on verso: Gen. T.M. Andersons home, Clark Co., Wn. C. 1905, Clark County, Wtn.
circa 1905
9 Waggener 4
View of flagpole and property at General T.M. Andersons home, Clark County, Washington
Written on verso: Gen. T.M. Andersons home, Clark Co., Wn. C. 1905, Clark County, Wtn.
circa 1905
9 Waggener 5
View of a soldier outside the "Harvey House" officers clubhouse, Fort Vancouver, Washington
Harvey House closed in 1937, and was remodeled in 1949 to serve as a clubhouse.
undated; circa 1905

Wagness & SatherReturn to Top

John T. Wagness (d. 1936) and Edward A. Sather were active at 947 C St., Tacoma, Washington, 1896.

Wagness was active in Tacoma, Washington, 1887-1899, and Stanwood, Washington, 1900-1918. He was also partners in the studio King & Wagness, 1887.

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9 Wagness & Sather 1
Studio portrait of a woman standing with a young girl, Tacoma, Washington  
undated

Wainwright & ArlandReturn to Top

Active in Montesano, Washington.

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9 Wainwright & Arland 1
Studio portrait of a woman with two children, Montesano, Washington  
Printed on verso: Wainright and Arland. Over Story and Bacons. Main Street. Montesano, Washington.
undated

Walander & BurkhartReturn to Top

Active at the Broadway Studio, corner Broadway & Utah St., Butte, Montana, CIRCA 1880s.

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9 Walander & Burkhart 1
Portrait of seven musicians, six women and one man, holding their instruments, Butte, Montana  
Written on mount: H. Greve No. 304, North 20. H. Philadelphia, F.A.
circa 1880s

Walbridge, W.S.Return to Top

Active in Slaughter, Washington. The town was platted in 1886 and named for William A. Slaughter, a U.S. Army officer at Fort Steilacoom killed at the beginning of the Indian War of 1855-56. In 1893, the town changed its name to Auburn in reference to the major hop-farming town of Auburn, New York.

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9 Walbridge 1
Group of hop-pickers, many Native American Indian, in a hop field, Slaughter, Washington  
circa 1885-1890
9 Walbridge 2
Group portrait of students with a teacher in front of school, Slaughter, Washington  
circa 1880s

WaleReturn to Top

Herbert E. Wale was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He moved to Bremerton, Washington in 1907 where he opened the Prints of Wales Shop located at 324 Pacific Avenue. As a veteran of the Spanish-American war, he was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bremerton. He died March 25, 1962.

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9 Wale 1
U.S.S Nitro and U.S.S. Pyro launching at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington  
December 16, 1919
9 Wale 2
Puget Sound navy yard aerial view, Bremerton, Washington
Written next to photo: Puget Sound Navy yard from the air, Port Orchard Bay on the right...increased demands upon the yard made necessary the construction of a second larger dock. This was 867 feet long, 145 feet deep and was put in service March 1, 1913. The first of the three construction piers shown above was built in 1913.
circa 1932
9 Wale 3
Puget Sound navy yard aerial view, Bremerton, Washington
Written next to photo: Puget Sound Navy yard from the air, Port Orchard Bay on the right...increased demands upon the yard made necessary the construction of a second larger dock. This was 867 feet long, 145 feet deep and was put in service March 1, 1913. The first of the three construction piers shown above was built in 1913.
circa 1932
9 Wale 4
Bremert