Oliver S. Van Olinda photographs and ephemera, 1884-1946  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Van Olinda, O. S. (Oliver Scott), 1868-1954
Title
Oliver S. Van Olinda photographs and ephemera
Dates
1884-1946 (inclusive)
1890-1919 (bulk)
Quantity
1 album: 353 photographic prints, 1 drawing, 5 items (1 box) : some hand-colored ; various sizes
101 photographic prints (1 box) : some cyanotype, some hand-colored ; various sizes
30 lantern slides (1 box) : black and white, some hand-colored ; 11 x 9 centimeters
Collection Number
PH0376
Summary
Photographs and slides of community life in Seattle, Vashon Island and Whidbey Island, Washington, made by Oliver S. Van Olinda between 1884 and 1946
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

Selections from the collection can be viewed on the Libraries Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator is required to view original photographs. Contact Special Collections for more information.

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Oliver Scott Van Olinda, a career newspaperman and early resident of the Pacific Northwest, was born in La Salle County, Illinois, in 1868. In 1884 he traveled with his family in a covered wagon from Bedford, Iowa, to Sidney, Nebraska, where he learned to set type at the Redington Press at age 17. Van Olinda moved from Nebraska to Vashon Island, Washington, in August 1891. His father, Elmer Eugene, sister Mattie, and brother Charles also relocated to Vashon Island. Later another sister, Jessie, was born. Eventually Van Olinda married Vashon resident Ida M. Anderson, with whom he had two children, Myrtle and Andrew Eugene.

Van Olinda and his father ran numerous businesses on the island, including the Island Home newspaper, published from 1895-1897, and the Vashon Island News-Record. His brother Charles served as the first postmaster on Vashon Island, opening the Portage Post Office on May 18, 1903. For three years Oliver S. Van Olinda published another weekly paper, the Stanwood Press, in Stanwood, Snohomish County. Starting about 1900, he also maintained a house on Whidbey Island, where he was the editor of the Island County Times, a Coupeville newspaper. In addition to his newspaper work, Van Olinda managed a commercial wireless station in Olympia for a short while and served for 18 years as historian of the Vashon-Maury Pioneer Society. He was an adept writer whose lively stories of Puget Sound pioneer life for both adults and children included the book History of Vashon-Maury Island, published in 1935.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Names appearing in the inventory: Elliston and Chautauqua are names for the current location of Ellisport, the land near Tramp Harbor on the east coast of Vashon Island. The Ram Pasture, believed to have been Oliver S. Van Olinda's first home on the island, was initially a one-room house; it was later renovated into a larger building.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The photographs document life on Vashon Island, Whidbey Island, Seattle, and other communities of Washington State's Puget Sound region from the 1880s into the 1940s. Featured are images of pioneer activities, industries and occupations, recreation, street scenes, and ferries and boat traffic at the turn of the century. Also included are a few photographs of Native American activities such as a potlatch on Whidbey Island. Most of the photographs were taken by Oliver S. Van Olinda.

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Preferred Citation

Oliver S. Van Olinda Photographs and Ephemera. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1a
 Grand Army of the Republic, Sons of Veterans
Caption on album: "Gen. Wadsworth Camp #29, Sons of Veterans. W. Cutler, F. Lansing, F. Lindley, H.F. McClintock, O.S. Van Olinda, A. Judd, C. Cristman, J. Mock, C. Jacobs, E. Price, E. Cristman, G. Kingsbury, L. Snow, D.A. Pruitt, H.O. Fuller, F.M. Sherman, L.E. Price."
1892
1/1 1b
Road above Vashon Wharf
1891
1/1 1c 1891
1/1 1d 1893
1/1 1e 1892
1/2 2a
 Grand Army of the Republic group, H.G. Sickles Post 57
From caption on album: Rear: Adam Cristman, C.A. Barton, S.D. Sherman, J.W. Jacobs, J.S. Markham, Lawrence Cristman.Lower: Mark P. Waterman, Jerome Cutler, E.E. Van Olinda, Adolph Sandrock, James Pruit, Daniel Price, George E. Lindley, Isaac Reese, Moses H. Snow, A. Cassler, James E. Mace.
1892
1/2 2b 1893
1/2 2c
Vashon Methodist Church, built in 1885
Same image as items 40g and 44f.
1894
1/2 2d
 Grand Army of the Republic Women's Relief Corps, H.G. Sickles Post 37
From caption on album: Rear: Mrs. M.P. Waterman, Mrs. H. Snow, Mrs. Lawrence Cristman, Mrs. S.D. Sherman, Mrs. Lucy Lansing, Mrs. Laura Price, Mrs. Adam Cristman.Front row: Mrs. L.A. Lindley, Mrs. H.E. Fuller, Mrs. E.E. Van Olinda, Mrs. J.W. Jacobs, Mrs. Porthena Morgan, Mrs. W.H. Clark, Mrs. Hattie Jacobs.Second row, standing: Mrs. J.P. Blackburn, Miss Sarah Lindley, Mrs. Joe Dean, Mrs. C.A. Barton, Mrs. Osborn (an organizer from Seattle), Mrs. James Pruit.
1892
1/2 2e 1890
1/2 2f
Label from Vashon Island Press
undated
1/2 2g
Label from Press Job Printing Office
undated
1/2 2h
Typed note from [Larry Price?] to Miss Ida Anderson regarding the play Among the Breakers
December 29, 1894
1/3 3a 1892
1/3 3b 1893
1/3 3c
 Vashon Dock Road
Same image as item 156.
1891
1/3 3d July 4, 1893
1/3 3e undated
1/3 3f undated
1/3 3g undated
1/3 3h undated
1/3 3i undated
1/3 3j 1893
1/3 3k 1891
1/3 3l circa 1891 or 1893
1/4 4a 1892
1/4 4b 1892
1/4 4c 1893
1/4 4d circa 1891 or 1892
1/4 4e 1892
1/4 4f 1891
1/4 4g 1894
1/4 4h 1892
1/4 4i
1/5 5a
 Mr. and Mrs. S.D. Sherman
French (photographer)
1892
1/5 5b undated
1/5 5c undated
1/5 5d 1893
1/5 5e circa May 30, 1893
1/5 5f undated
1/6 6a 1891
1/6 6b 1900
1/6 6c circa 1895
1/6 6d 1900
1/6 6e 1892
1/6 6f 1901
1/6 6g circa 1900
1/6 6h
 Siwash canoe and paddle on beach
Same image as item 157.
circa 1895
1/6 6i undated
1/6 6j circa 1895
1/7 7a undated
1/7 7b 1893
1/7 7c 1892
1/7 7d circa 1905
1/7 7e undated
1/7 7f circa 1905
1/7 7g 1891
1/7 7h circa 1905
1/7 7i circa 1893
1/8 8a 1911
1/8 8b 1911
1/8 8c 1885
1/8 8d undated
1/8 8e 1884
1/8 8f 1892
1/8 8g 1896
1/8 8h 1888
1/9 9a
 Group portrait on beach
From album caption: Rear: Angie Markham.Front row: Isabel Fuller, Amy Lovering, Sadie Lindley, Ida Anderson.Back row: Anna Wright, Hattie Blackburn, Carrie Blackburn, Julia Markham, Helen Cutler, Anna Bonney.
1894
1/9 9b 1892
1/9 9c 1892
1/9 9d
 Cast photo from Among the Breakers
From album caption: Rear: Charles Cristman, P.L. Nye, Capitola Price.Front: W.N. Alexander, Hattie Blackburn, Levi Snow, O.S. Van Olinda, Ida Anderson, Jennie Snow, L.E. Price.
1894
1/10 10a 1894
1/10 10b
E.G. Thompson, Montgomery Robb, and Harry Buckner with rifles and a dog at campsite near Ollala
1893
1/10 10c 1894
1/10 10d undated
1/10 10e undated
1/10 10f undated
1/10 10g 1893
1/10 10h 1895
1/10 10i 1892
1/11 11a June 1893
1/11 11b July 4, 1896
1/11 11c 1892
1/11 11d 1893
1/12 12a
 Faculty of Vashon College, first term
From album caption: Mrs. A.C. Jones, elocution; Pres. A.C. Jones; Mrs. Anna Farrow, matron; Nora A. Gilmour, librarian; O.S. Van Olinda, stenography; L.P. Venen, languages and higher math; D.E. Crandall, commercial; Cora Teaff, music; W.H.P. Redlinger, military tactics.
October 5, 1892
1/12 12b
 Main building, Vashon College
First building opened for use on October 25, 1892.
1892
1/12 12c
Quartermaster Harbor and two-masted sailing ship
Same image as 31.
circa 1891 or 1893
1/12 12d
 Vashon College buildings
Original building from 1892, Commercial Hall from 1894 with 1898 addition, and Armory from 1901.
undated
1/12 12e circa 1893
1/12 12f
 Small house in snow
Album caption: "Ram Pasture."
undated
1/13 13a 1914
1/13 13b 1915
1/13 13c 1932
1/13 13d
 People and geese in yard near Kalama, Washington
From album caption: Frank W. Gorsuch, Mrs. L.C. Beall, Sr., Ida. M. Van Olinda, Aunt Susie, L.C. Beall, Sr., F. Herthum.
1915
1/13 13e 1878
1/14 14a April 15, 1900
1/14 14b 1900
1/14 14c 1900
1/14 14d
 Chief Charley Snatelum and wife Katie, Coupeville, Whidbey Island
Edson, Norman, d. 1968 (photographer)
Handwritten on image: "Chief Snaklum and wife, Coupeville, Wash." [final word is illegible].Item 54 is a cropped and enlarged version of this image.
circa 1910
1/14 14e
 Native American man, "Whiskey Jimmy," Whidbey Island
Caption on image: "Whiskey Jimmy, 104 years old, 1900."
1900
1/14 14f
Whidby Island blockhouse dedication clipping
On item: "Whidby Island blockhouse to be dedicated."
September 29, 1938
1/14 14g
 Steamship Princess Royal
Caption on image says "Princess Alice '14," but the steamship has been verified as the Princess Royal.The Princess Royal , an all-wood vessel, was built in 1906 for Canada Pacific Railway by B.C. Marine Railway in Esquimalt, Canada. By 1913, her light grey hull was painted black, and in the late 1920's, her vertical clearance was increased to accommodate automobiles. After a 27-year career serving Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver B.C., she was sold in 1933 for scrap. (Robert Turner, The Pacific Princesses).
1914
1/14 14h 1914
1/14 14i undated
1/15 15a undated
1/15 15b 1894
1/15 15c undated
1/15 15d undated
1/15 15e undated
1/15 15f undated
1/16 16a
 Unidentified homestead, Vermontville
Handwritten on image: "The Old, 1911."
1911
1/16 16b circa 1903
1/16 16c
 Oliver S. Van Olinda house, Glen Acres
Handwritten on image: "1914, The New."
1914
1/16 16d circa 1903
1/16 16e 1897
1/16 16f 1903
1/16 16g undated
1/16 16h 1905
1/17 17a 1893
1/17 17b 1893
1/17 17c circa 1893
1/17 17d circa 1893
1/17 17e undated
1/17 17f undated
1/17 17g undated
1/17 17h undated
1/17 17i undated
1/17 17j
 Group at picnic, Des Moines
Album caption: "S. of T. Picnic, Des Moines."
undated
1/18 18a 1894
1/18 18b 1897
1/18 18c
Reverend and Mrs. W.H. Leech, of Vashon Methodist Episcopal Church, seated on couch
undated
1/18 18d 1894
1/19 19a 1891
1/19 19b November 1894
1/19 19c 1892
1/19 19d
 Small house, "The Ram Pasture"
Album caption: "The Ram Pasture."
1895
1/20 20a
 Men with baseball equipment
From album caption: Rear: VanCamp, Doane, Howard Darlington, Jacobs. Front: Blackburn, Gilman, Horace Lovering, Gibbs.
July 4, 1894
1/20 20b
 Vashon Cornet Band
From album caption: Rear: Ervin Thompson, H.O. Fuller, Lake Price, bandleader P.L. Nye, Earl Price, Lester Blackburn, Charles Jacobs, William Alexander, Horace Lovering.Front: Ed. Mace, O.S. Van Olinda, Mont. Robb, Earnest Lindley.
undated
1/20 20c
 Group at picnic
From album caption: Hattie Blackburn, Isabel Fuller, Jessie Yule, George McFarland, Sena Hansen, Carrie Blackburn, Ervin Thompson, Dillon Van Olinda, Jessie Harrington, Mattie Van Olinda, Jay N. Robb, Lester Blackburn.
May 1893
1/20 20d 1894
1/21 21a
Tugboat Michigan and Siwash canoe at dock
1891
1/21 21b
Vashon College
Kneeland Foto (photographer)
Dates of when the buildings were built are written above each structure.
1904
1/21 21c November 29, 1921
1/21 21d undated
1/21 21e undated
1/22 22a 1920
1/22 22b
O.S. Van Olinda house at Glen Acres
1913
1/22 22c 1930
1/22 22d 1916
1/23 23a 1914
1/23 23b
 Strawberry Festival reception committee
[Jennings?] (photographer)
June 28, 1913
1/23 23c 1915
1/23 23d July 4, 1916
1/23 23e July 4, 1916
1/24 24a 1913
1/24 24b
 Chautauqua sand spit
From album caption: Site of later KVI radio station.
1896
1/24 24c 1916
1/24 24d 1915
1/25 25a 1918
1/25 25b August 16, 1919
1/25 25c May 1, 1915
1/25 25d 1930
1/26 26a 1915
1/26 26b 1892
1/26 26c 1864
1/26 26d undated
1/26 26e
Native American girl
undated
1/26 26f June 24, 1915
1/27 27a 1913
1/27 27b 1910
1/27 27c undated
1/27 27d undated
1/27 27e June 24, 1915
1/27 27f undated
1/27 27g undated
1/28 28a 1893
1/28 28b 1894
1/28 28c 1892
1/28 28d 1893
1/29 29a undated
1/29 29b 1937
1/29 29c 1893
1/29 29d undated
1/30 30a
 J.T. Blackburn house, one-half mile east of Vashon Center
From album caption: In foreground: J.T. Blackburn, Mrs. J.P. Blackburn, Carrie, Hattie, and J. Lester.
1886
1/30 30b undated
1/30 30c 1891
1/30 30d undated
1/31 31a 1891
1/31 31b undated
1/31 31c undated
1/31 31d undated
1/31 31e undated
1/31 31f undated
1/31 31g undated
1/31 31h undated
1/31 31i 1892
1/31 31j undated
1/31 31k undated
1/31 31l undated
1/31 31m undated
1/31 31n undated
1/32 32a 1891
1/32 32b October 24, 1894
1/32 32c undated
1/32 32d undated
1/32 32e 1893
1/32 32f 1893
1/33 33a undated
1/33 33b 1892
1/33 33c July 14, 1892
1/33 33d 1877
1/33 33e October 1892
1/33 33f 1892
1/33 33g 1892
1/33 33h undated
1/34 34a
 West Seattle ferry at Dockton
Same image as item 161.
August 14, 1946
1/34 34b undated
1/34 34c undated
1/34 34d undated
1/34 34e 1895
1/34 34f undated
1/34 34g
Portage House
1/35 35a
 Boy
undated
1/35 35b undated
1/35 35c undated
1/35 35d
Man with saw and tree stump
undated
1/35 35e undated
1/35 35f
 Ship
undated
1/35 35g undated
1/35 35h undated
1/35 35i
1/35 35j undated
1/35 35k undated
1/35 35l undated
1/35 35m 1892
1/35 35n undated
1/35 35o
Woodland Park Conservatory, Seattle
1892
1/36 36a 1909
1/35 36b undated
1/36 36c 1895
1/36 36d
 Stern wheel steamship Fairhaven
Same image as item 162.
undated
1/36 36e undated
1/36 36f
Steamship Spokane with President Theodore Roosevelt on board
Same image as item 163.
undated
1/36 36g undated
1/36 36h undated
1/36 36i circa 1894 or July 13, 1899
1/37 37a 1894
1/37 37b undated
1/37 37c undated
1/37 37d undated
1/37 37e undated
1/37 37f undated
1/37 37g
 Man
undated
1/37 37h undated
1/37 37i undated
1/37 37j
1/37 37k 1899
1/38 38a undated
1/38 38b undated
1/38 38c undated
1/38 38d undated
1/38 38e undated
1/38 38f undated
1/38 38g undated
1/38 38h undated
1/38 38i 1891
1/38 38j undated
1/38 38k undated
1/38 38l undated
1/38 38m undated
1/39 39a
Second-generation islanders
Crane (photographer)
Rear: O.S. Van Olinda, J.L. Samson, May Lovering, Isabel Fuller (Mrs. P. McCormick), George Mathis, Andrew Yule, Julia Hanson (Mrs. F.M. Sherman), Frank Lindley, Harriet Sherman (Mrs. W.N. Alexander), unidentified, Edna Jacobs.Middle row: Carrie Blackburn (Mrs. C.S. Tilton), C.S. Tilton, Maggie Sherman (Mrs. Charles F. Van Olinda), Aggie Yule, Saxe McClintock. Front row: Jessie Yule (Mrs. C.D. McKinley), Fay H. McClintock, Maude Jacobs (Mrs. H.O. Fuller), Nellie Jacobs, J. Lester Blackburn, Edith Blanchard, Ida McClintock, Jessie Harrington (Mrs. L. C. Beall).
1892
1/39 39b
Hattie Blackburn, Amos Tilton, Carrie Blackburn, Charles Tilton, Lester Blackburn, J.T. Blackburn, and Mrs. J.T. Blackburn
1892
1/39 39c
Burton with Quartermaster Harbor in background
1892
1/39 39d
H.M.S. Hyacinth being secured in Dockton dry-dock, Quartermaster Harbor
October 1892
1/39 39e
Luella Start
undated
1/39 39f
Hop pickers
George Covey, Ed Mace, VanCamp, E. Lindley, Mrs. VanCamp, infant, F. Lindley, Mrs. George Lindley and Sadie Lindley.
undated
1/39 39g
Stern wheel ferry Zephyr
undated
1/39 39h
Steamboat Sophia with people on deck
1893
1/40 40a 1892
1/40 40b undated
1/40 40c 1895
1/40 40d undated
1/40 40e-40f
Elmer Eugene Van Olinda and woman in automobile
October 1908
1/40 40g
 Vashon Methodist Church, built in 1885
Same image as items 2c and 44f.
1894
1/40 40h 1894
1/40 40i 1892
1/40 40j 1902
1/41 41a 1892
1/41 41b 1911
1/41 41c undated
1/41 41d undated
1/41 41e undated
1/41 41f undated
1/41 41g undated
1/41 41h undated
1/41 41i undated
1/41 41j 1899
1/41 41k undated
1/41 41l 1892
1/42 42a undated
1/42 42b undated
1/42 42c undated
1/42 42d undated
1/42 42e undated
1/42 42f undated
1/42 42g undated
1/42 42h undated
1/43 43a 1918
1/43 43b 1899
1/43 43c 1891
1/43 43d 1893
1/43 43e undated
1/43 43f 1916
1/43 43g undated
1/43 43h 1896
1/43 43i 1896
1/44 44a undated
1/44 44b undated
1/44 44c 1908
1/44 44d undated
1/44 44e undated
1/44 44f
 Vashon Methodist Church, built in 1885
Same image as items 2c and 40g.
1894
1/44 44g undated
1/44 44h undated
1/44 44i undated
1/44 44j undated
1/44 44k undated
1/45 45a undated
1/45 45b June 1914
1/45 45c undated
1/45 45d
 Stern wheel steamship Fairhaven
Same image as item 164.
undated
1/45 45e 1908
1/45 45f 1908
1/45 45g 1899
1/46 46a 1892
1/46 46b undated
1/46 46c 1892
1/46 46d undated
1/46 46e 1892
1/46 46f
Group of berry pickers at Thompson's Strawberry Ranch
Same image as item 3d.
July 4, 1893
1/46 46g undated
1/46 46h 1892
1/47 47a July 1903
1/47 47b 1895
1/47 47c-47d
Second automobile owned on Island
July 1907
1/47 47e
 Wedding party of Margaret Sherman and Charles Van Olinda, Portage
Shows Oliver S. Van Olinda at far right with cable release for camera.
May 21, 1901
1/48 48a
  Building near water, Burton
Handwritten on mount: "Van Olinda & Erickson, Burton, 1892."
1892
1/48 48b 1891
1/48 48c 1893
1/48 48d 1892
1/48 48e 1893
1/48 48f undated
1/48 48g undated
1/48 48h 1891
1/48 48i undated
1/49 49a
 Potter, Nebraska, from schoolhouse hill
Mounted to back cover of album.
August 1888
1/49 49b
Blue ribbon from Vashon-Maury Fair
Mounted to back cover of album.
October 1916
Container(s) Description Dates
Portraits
Box/Folder item
2/1 50 December 1927
2/1 51
Dillon Van Olinda
circa 1900
2/1 52 February 25, 1900
2/1 53 undated
2/1 54
Chief Snaklum, Coupeville
Cropped enlargement of item 14d.
circa 1910
2/1 55 undated
2/1 56
 Group on beach
Partially identified on verso of image, left to right: Mary Howard, Charley Straub, Lauren Gillespie, [Mary Clegg?], Cecil Mitchell, Carl Gillespie, Ludington, Belle Stoddard.
undated
2/1 57
 Baseball team, Coupeville
Partially identified on verso of image: Carl Gillespie, Tom Hastie, Dick Hastie, Carl Pearson, [Jenne?], Loren Gillespie, Jenne, Walt Stoddard.
undated
Vashon Island
Box/Folder item
2/2 58
Two hundred-foot fir tree on Floyd Mace homestead
1931
2/2 59
Group in front of Elmer Eugene Van Olinda home
undated
2/2 60 undated
2/2 61 undated
2/2 62 undated
Vashon Island schools
Box/Folder item
2/3 63 undated
2/3 64
 Vermontville School
Names listed on back, but not identified: Henry Holmes, Roy Kimmel, Floyd Mace, and Levi Reed.
undated
2/3 65 undated
2/3 66
 Grade School, Vashon
From verso of image: Delta Dalton, teacher; Mrs. Morton, principal.
circa 1924
2/3 67 circa 1928
1/1 68
 Vashon High and Grade School
This oversized photo is stored in Box 1.
1913
Whidbey Island town scenes
Box/Folder item
2/4 69 undated
2/4 70 undated
2/4 71
Houses at waterfront, Coupeville
undated
2/4 72 undated
2/4 73 undated
2/4 74 undated
2/4 75 1901
2/4 76 1908
2/4 77 May 1903
Whidbey Island
Box/Folder item
2/5 78
Portion of Ebey's Prairie, Gould Farm
1901
2/5 79 1901
2/5 80
 Portion of Ebey's Prairie, Gould Farm
Two copies of same image.
1901
2/5 81 undated
2/5 82 undated
2/5 83
 Judge Stills house
On verso of image: "Judge Stills house with no corners."
May 30, 1930
2/5 84 undated
2/5 85 undated
2/5 86 undated
2/5 86a undated
2/5 87 undated
2/5 88 1900
2/5 89 undated
2/5 90 undated
2/5 91 June 30, 1900
2/5 92 February 11, 1900
2/5 93a April 23, 1900
2/5 93b
Man with camera on side of cliff
circa 1900
Seattle
Box/Folder item
2/6 94 circa 1915
2/6 95 circa 1915
2/6 96 circa 1915
2/6 97
 Construction view of Smith Tower
C.V. Coates (photographer)
circa 1914
2/6 98 1894
2/6 99 1918
Other Puget Sound locations
Box/Folder item
2/7 100 1893
2/7 101 1898
2/7 102 undated
2/7 103 1900
2/7 103a
 Methodist Episcopal Church, Port Townsend, Washington
Written on verso: M.E. Church and personage. W.H. Leich.
1900
2/7 104 undated
2/7 105 1892
2/7 106 undated
2/7 106a January 19, 1901
Boats and a train
Box/Folder item
2/8 107 undated
2/8 108 undated
2/8 109 undated
2/8 110 undated
2/8 111
Ferryboat Multnomah
undated
2/8 112 undated
Skagway, Alaska
Box/Folder item
2/9 113 1900
2/9 114
 Mrs. Leech standing on porch of Methodist Episcopal parsonage, Skagway
From verso of image: Mrs. Leech was the first wife to accompany a Methodist Episcopal preacher to Alaska.
1900
Skagit potlatch, Whidbey Island, Washington
Box/Folder item
2/10 115
Skagit men cooking food for potlatch, Coupeville, Whidby Island
Same image as lantern slide item 131Ltn.
1904
2/10 116 April 18, 1904
2/10 117 circa 1904
2/10 118
 Skagit potlatch house with canoes on shore
Same image as lantern slide item 126Ltn.
circa 1904
2/10 119
 Potlatch house, tents and canoes on shore
Same image as lantern slide item 127Ltn.
circa 1904
Native American reburial, Whidbey Island, Washington
Box/Folder item
2/11 120-124
Reburial, Whidbey Island
Item 121 is the same image as lantern slide item 138Ltn, and item 123 is the same image as lantern slide item 139Ltn.
April 17, 1904
2/11 125
Native Americans on Whidbey Island beach, perhaps in regard to cemetery removal
undated

Lantern slidesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Skagit potlatch, Whidbey Island, Washington
Box item
3 126Ltn
Skagit potlatch house and canoes
Same image as print item 118.
circa 1904
3 127Ltn
Skagit potlatch house and canoes
Same image as print item 119.
circa 1904
3 128Ltn
Skagits and Skagit potlatch house
1902
3 129Ltn
Skagit men with buckets
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3 130Ltn
Skagit man with basket on beach
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3 131Ltn
Skagit men cooking for potlatch, Coupeville, Whidbey Island
Same image as print item 115.
1904
Native American reburial, Whidbey Island, Washington
Box item
3 132Ltn-137Ltn
Native American reburial
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3 138Ltn
Native American reburial
Same image as print item 121.
April 17, 1904
3 139Ltn
Native American reburial
Same image as print item 123.
April 17, 1904
Mount Rainer
Box item
3 140Ltn-141Ltn
Automobile near Mount Rainier
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3 142Ltn
Glacier
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[Vashon Island?]
Box item
3 143Ltn-144Ltn
Sunset on beach
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3 145Ltn
Boat May Flower and bridge
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3 146Ltn
People on beach
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3 147Ltn
Woman on beach
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3 148Ltn
Bay
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3 149Ltn
Road over the Puget Sound
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3 150Ltn
Myrtle Van Olinda
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3 151Ltn
Man with bicycle on dirt road
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3 152Ltn
O.S. Van Olinda with decorated bicycle
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3 153Ltn
Sheep in field
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3 154Ltn
Calf and dog drinking from bucket
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3 155Ltn
Newspapermen in print room
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Variant prints of images in album and box 2Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/12 156
Vashon Dock Road
Same image as item 3c.
1891
2/12 157
Siwash canoe and paddle on beach
Same image as item 6h.
circa 1895
2/12 158
1860 blockhouse on Crockett farm, Whidbey Island
Same image as item 14c.
1900
2/12 159
Largest fir tree on Vashon at Snow-Dumbleton homestead, Glen Acres
1892
2/12 160
Vashon School House, first milled lumber school house on island
Same image as item 30c.
1891
2/12 161
West Seattle ferry, at Dockton
Same image as item 34a.
August 14, 1946
2/12 162
Stern wheel steamship Fairhaven
Same image as item 36d.
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2/12 163
Steamship Spokane with President Theodore Roosevelt on board
Same image as item 36f.
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2/12 164
Stern wheel steamship Fairhaven
Same image as item 45d.
undated
2/12 165
Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Whidbey Island, Washington
Cyanotype
Same image as item 14a.
1900
2/12 166
 Vashon College
Same image as item 21b.
1904
Island County
Some items may have been taken around the same time and related to the photographs in the Album.
Box/Folder item
2/13 167-168
Waterfront hillside, Whidbey Island
Written on verso of 167: SE of Fort Casey.
circa 1900
2/13 169
Waterfront hillside with man sitting near tree, Whidbey Island
Written on verso: SE of Fort Casey.
circa 1900
2/13 170
Waterfront hillside with man sitting on log, Whidbey Island
Written on verso of 167: SE of Fort Casey.
circa 1900
2/13 171-172
West waterfront hillside, Whidbey Island
Written on verso of 172: Pt. Partridge in distance.
circa 1900
2/13 173
Man standing on cliff, north of Point Partridge, Whidbey Island
April 29, 1900

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Automobiles--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Buildings--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Canoes and canoeing--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Dwellings--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Washington (State)zPuget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Indians of North America--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Recreation--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Salishan Indians--Boats--Photographs
  • Skagit Indians--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Steamboats--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Streets--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Transportation--Washington (State)--Puget Sound Region--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Van Olinda, O. S. (Oliver Scott), 1868-1954--Photographs
  • Family Names :
  • Van Olinda family--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Coupeville (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Puget Sound Region (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Vashon Island (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Whidbey Island (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Cyanotypes
  • Group portraits
  • Lantern slides
  • Photographic prints
  • Portrait photographs