John T. Wagness photographs, approximately 1880-1900  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Wagness, John T., 1858-1935
Title
John T. Wagness photographs
Dates
approximately 1880-1900 (inclusive)
Quantity
39 photographic prints
32 negatives : glass
Collection Number
PH0562
Summary
The collection consists largely of studio portraits of unidentified men, women and children, circa 1890s
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Thorrald Wagness (1858-1935) immigrated to the United States from Ulvik, Norway in 1875. His last name was originally Viknes, which he changed to Wagness. He operated photography studios in Tacoma during the 1880s and 1890s before moving to Stanwood, Washington around 1901. He had three different studios located in Tacoma, Washington. His first studio was located on the corner of 121 South 11th Street (1888, 1890-91), his second studio was located at 947 South C Street (1892-96), and his last studio was located at 1128 Pacific Avenue (1897-1898). During 1896, he partnered with Edward A. Sather at the studio located at 947 South C Street. He was known for taking pictures of those hunting for gold in the Klondike during the gold rush of 1899. He died in Stanwood, where he also had a studio, in 1935.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists largely of prints and glass negatives of studio portraits of unidentified men, women and children.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View the digital version of the collection

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Photographs by John T. WagnessReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
 Two telephone operators
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1900?
1/1 2
 Men in a saloon
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1900?
1/1 3
 Interior of a bank with a bank teller
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1900?
1/1 4 between 1890 and 1915?
1/1 5
 Group photograph of Stanwood High School football team
Original item 20 is on reverse side of this item.
1915
1/1 6
 Four working men and a horse-drawn timber cart
Written on photo: "Loading Bolts" and Monson Stuen.Original item 25 is on reverse side of this item.
between 1901 and 1915
1/1 7
 Large group gathered in front of house
Original item 36 is on reverse side of this item.
between 1901 and 1915

Portraits from Studio located at 947 C Street, Tacoma, WAReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 8 1889?
1/2 9 between 1892 and 1896
1/2 10 between 1892 and 1896
1/2 11 between 1892 and 1896
1/2 12 between 1892 and 1896
1/2 13 between 1892 and 1896

Portraits from Studio at 11th & Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WAReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 14 between 1897 and 1898
1/3 15 between 1897 and 1898
1/3 16 between 1897 and 1898
1/3 17 between 1897 and 1898
1/3 18 between 1897 and 1898
1/3 18a between 1897 and 1898

Portraits from Studio located in Stanwood, WAReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 19 between 1901 and 1915
1/4 20
 Studio portrait of a young girl standing on a chair with flowers in her hand
The original is located on reverse side of item 5.
between 1901 and 1915
1/4 21 between 1901 and 1915
1/4 22 between 1901 and 1915
1/4 23 between 1901 and 1915
1/4 24 between 1901 and 1915
1/4 25
 Studio portrait of a young boy standing on a chair and holding a bell
The original is located on reverse side of item 6.
between 1901 and 1915
1/5 26 between 1901 and 1915
1/5 27a between 1901 and 1915
1/5 27b
 Studio portrait of a woman wearing a dark hat and fur collar
Item 27b is on the reverse side of 27a.
between 1901 and 1915
1/5 28 between 1901 and 1915
1/5 29 between 1901 and 1915
1/5 30 between 1901 and 1915
1/6 31 between 1901 and 1915
1/6 32-33 between 1901 and 1915
1/6 34 between 1901 and 1915
1/6 35 between 1901 and 1915
1/6 36 between 1901 and 1915

Portraits from Unknown Studio LocationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/7 37 between 1890 and 1915?
1/7 38 between 1890 and 1915?
1/7 39 between 1890 and 1915?
1/7 40 between 1890 and 1915?
1/7 41 between 1890 and 1915?
1/7 42-44
 Studio portrait of man
Scanned from glass plate negatives.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 45 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 46
 Studio portrait of two women with cigarettes
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 47
 Studio portrait of three men drinking
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 48
 Studio portrait of man standing behind a bench
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 49
 Studio portrait of a woman in furs with elaborate hat
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 50
 Studio portrait of a man in overalls on a hay bale
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 51
 Studio portrait of small boy with toy bugle
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 52 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 53
 Studio portrait of a boy with one foot on a chair
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 54
 Studio portrait of a family with three young children
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 55
 Studio portrait of man with an unusual hairstyle
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 56
 Studio portrait of man with a small dog and a gun
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 57
 Studio portrait of young woman with flowers
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 58 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 59-60
 Studio portrait of small child with a toy
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 61
 Studio portrait of a young man seated in a chair
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 62 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 63 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 64
 Studio portrait of a woman with a bicycle
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 65 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 66 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 67
 Studio portrait of a baby in a stroller
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 68
 Studio portrait of an older couple
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 69
 Studio portrait of a bride and groom
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 70
 Studio portrait of a young girl holding a parasol
Scanned from glass plate negative.
between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 71 between 1880 and 1915?
1/7 72
 Studio portrait of Mary Lee Wagness
Written on verso: Wife of John T. Wagness.
between 1880 and 1915?

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Men--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Women--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Wagness, John T., 1858-1935--Photographs