Michael Cirelli collection on Northwest photography, 1865-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cirelli, Michael, 1944-2002
Title
Michael Cirelli collection on Northwest photography
Dates
1865-2000 (inclusive)
1890s-1910s (bulk)
Quantity
6 boxes, (5 linear feet including approximately 450 photographs)
Collection Number
2002.50
Summary
Research files and photograph collection of a researcher of Seattle and Northwest photography and history.
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Michael Cirelli was an avid researcher of Seattle and Northwest photography and history. A Seattle native, Cirelli grew up in South Seattle, served in the Navy as a photographer in the 1960s, and afterwards continued to work with photography as a printer. When Cirelli lost his job around 1980, he managed to live on a modest fixed income and devote his time to research. Though he had researched and collected all his life, after 1980 he spent much of his time at local libraries photocopying and hand copying old newspaper articles and looking at photographs, and visiting local antique shops, collecting historic photographs and ephemera. Considered a local authority on historical photographers that visited or settled in Seattle or the Northwest, Cirelli amassed extensive files on early regional photography and history over his years of research and corresponded regularly with other local history aficionados and people engaged in genealogical research.

Michael Cirelli died at 58 years old in 2002.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of research files on Seattle and Northwest photography and history, and Cirelli’s collection of photographs of Northwest subjects, largely by photographers who worked or lived in Seattle. The bulk of the materials dates from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

The direction of Cirelli's research was informed by his focus on photography and the photographic record of early Seattle, Washington State and (to a lesser extent) Northwest history. The collection reflects the branching nature of his research; in addition to files on particular photographers, the collection includes files on the people, places, and events that were the subjects of early regional photography. So while Cirelli collected materials on established photographers like Frank LaRoche, the Lomen Bros. and Webster and Stevens, as well as on lesser known photographers, he also accumulated materials about Washington Territory pioneers, local politicians, prominent families, and picturesque local characters (such as Seattle’s “Umbrella Man,” Robert Patten), as well as on buildings, neighborhoods and events. In addition to the subject files, the collection contains a large amount of materials which remained unsorted at the time of Cirelli’s death, mostly photocopies, transcribed articles and notes.

The photography collection provides examples of work by many of the major photographers of the Northwest, largely photographers based in Seattle. Most of the photographs depict people and places in Seattle and Washington State, but a few depict other Northwest locations such as Alaska and British Columbia.

The collection also includes two sketchbooks created by Seattle pioneer Alfred M. Schillestad.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Michael Cirelli Collection on Northwest photography, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Research Files, 1865-1995 ,   (bulk 1890s-1910s) Return to Top

Cirelli’s research files consist primarily of photocopies or transcriptions of newspaper articles, mostly from the late 1890s to early 1900s, sometimes interspersed with contemporary materials such as clippings or correspondence, as well as Cirelli’s handwritten notes. Files on photographers may also contain photocopies of photographs or inventories of photographs held by local repositories.

The original folder titles have been retained; untitled folders were assigned titles based on folder contents.

Container(s) Description Dates
Photographers
Arranged alphabetically by last name or subject.
Box/Folder
1/1
James O. Bashford
1892, 1949
1/2
James Orville Booen
1888-1891, 1945, 1952, 1991
1/3
William F. Boyd
1893, undated
1/4
D.R. Brockman
Regarding photographer John H. Brockman and his family
1883-1890s, 1955
1/5
Henry Herman Brodeck
Walla Walla photographer and owner of Brodeck & Co.’s Photograph Gallery. Also includes clippings about other Walla Walla photographers, such as B.B. Day, Cupp & Day and John Montgomery; and other local news.
1869-1890
1/6
Camera clubs
1895-1907
1/7
Camera workers
Correspondence (1992) and photocopies (1876-1900) regarding entries in the British Columbia photographic directory Camera Workers.
1876-1900, 1992
1/8
George Cantwell
Includes photographs of Cantwell’s gravestone.
circa 1896-1925, 1989
1/9
Harry B. Carratt
1900-1941
1/10
Edward Chamberlain
1887
1/11
Frederick H. Colvin
1892
1/12
Curtis & Guptill
Photography firm of Edward Curtis and Thomas Guptill. Mostly clippings with photographs by Asahel and Edward Curtis; also clippings about Alaska.
1890s-1906
1/13
B.B. (Beverly B.) Dobbs
1888-1922
1/14
E.F. Dollarhide
1876-1877
1/15
William Duckering
1895-1915
1/16
Spencer Dyer
Includes photographs of his gravestone.
1887-1891
1/17
F.J. Eastman
1881-1905
1/18
Nathan Eaton
1865-1879
1/19
Eggan Brothers
James Eggan, Seattle photographer
1892-1901
1/20
Giles Ford
1852-1872
1/21
Charles Frank
1876-1883
1/22
Globe Photo Studio
Includes information about James P Ball, the African American daguerreotypist and owner of the Globe Photo Studio, and his family. Includes a Globe Photo Studio cabinet card.
1892, 1923, undated
1/23
O.D. (Otto) Goetze
1931, 1946, undated
1/24
U.P. (Urban Pope) Hadley
1884-1916
1/25
Nils P. Halvorson
1901-1905
1/26
E.J. Hamacher
1897-1900, undated
1/27
Oregon C. Hastings
1875-1891
1/28
F.J. (Frank Jay) Haynes
1883, 1890, undated
1/29
Peter L. Hegg
Also includes information about his brother, photographer E.A. Hegg.
1898-1903, 1955
1/30
Burt Herrick
1992, undated
1/31
Gil (Gilbert D.) Horton
1884-1893, 1936, undated
1/32
W.M. (Walling) Horton
1906-1907
1/33
Hiram Hoyt
undated
1/34
C.J. Huntington
1874-1878, 1904
1/35
Frank Jacobs
1916, 1947
1/36-38
Judkins (David R. and others)
3 folders, including 1 folder photocopies of Judkins photos. 22 modern prints of Judkins photos were moved to the Photographs series
circa 1880-1906
1/39
Frank LaRoche
1891-1934
1/40
James P. Lee
1964, undated
1/41
E.A. Light
1865-1893
1/42
Lomen Brothers
Photocopy of Lomen Brothers’ Photographic Collection, Nome, Alaska, 1900-1935, a guide to a collection at the Glenbow Archives
1968
1/43
Mort McClaire
1877-1895
1/44
Samuel F. McKnight
1887-1914
1/45
Walter P. Miller
Includes clippings about his father, Concrete, Washington pioneer Magnus Miller.
1896-1940
1/46
Carl A. Missimer
1877-1895
1/47
Charles H. Morford
Includes genealogical information.
1887-1924, 1980s
1/48
Muirhead
Regarding Charles H. And Lewis P. Muirhead
1936, 1957
1/49
F.H. Nowell
1907-1908; 1950
1/50
Theodore E. Peiser
1883-1908
1/51
Peterson Brothers (Louis and Henry)
1876-1931
1/52
Photography Advertising
Primarily photocopies of newspapers advertisements
late 19th century
1/53
Edwin Pierson
circa 1921-1930
1/54
A.C. (Arthur) Pillsbury
1898-1899
1/55
P.B. (Preston Brooks) Randolph
1888-1898, 1955
1/56
T.G. “Shorty” Randolph
1927
1/57
W.F. (William Francis) Robertson
Includes color snapshots of Robertson’s grave
1866-1911; 1947, 1961
1/58
A.D. Rogers
1889-1917
1/59
W.P. (William) Romans
1909, 1934, 1953
1/60
E.M. (Edward M.) Sammis
1860-1868
1/61
A.G. (Alfred) Simmer
1896, 1940, 1979
1/62
John P. Soule
1886-1904, 1928
1/63
Lachlan Taylor
1915
1/64
J.E. (John Edward) Thwaites
1910, 1940
1/65
John T. Wagness
1890s, 1990
1/66
A.H. (Alvin Henry) Waite
1892-1896
1/67
Carleton Watkins
1882
1/68
Polly Weaver
Includes correspondence from Weaver, who was the wife of Miles W. Weaver, grandson of photographer D.R. Judkins. She researched and wrote the article “The Judkins Photographers”
1985-1994
1/69
Ira J. Webster
Includes information about Webster and Stevens
1901-1965
1/70
Anders Beer Wilse
1887-early 1900s
1/71
Veazie Wilson
1890s, undated
1/72
Olof J. Wingren
1904-1907
1/73
Alfred S. Witter
1899, 1956
1/74
Alonzo Woodard
1876-1918
1/75
John V. Yantis
1865
Seattle and regional history
Arranged alphabetically by last name, place name, or subject.
Box/Folder
2/1
Angeline
Daughter of Chief Sealth
1880-1905, 1963, 2000
2/2
Architects
1876-1903, 1978
2/3
Artists
Largely regarding painters of Seattle and Pacific Northwest scenes
1877-1933
2/4
Ballast Island
Regarding an artificial island on Seattle waterfront made by ballast dumped by ships, once occupied by Native Americans.
1877-1892
2/5
William N. Bell
1872-1900
2/6
William Belond
Also known as “Billy the mug”; Rainier baseball team manager, saloon owner and owner of fighting chickens and dogs.
1894-1906
2/7
Suzanne Rognan Bernardi
Teacher at Government school at Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska
1900-1902, 1995, undated
2/8
Annabelle Berry
Regarding genealogical research on Berry’s family
1892-1994
2/9
Bicycles
Bicycling and bicycle paths in Seattle
1897-1898, 1995
2/10
Buildings
circa 1880s-1910
2/11
C.C. Calkins
1890-1897, 1992
2/12
Capitol Hill
1901-1909
2/13
Cemeteries
1884-1898
2/14
“Indian” John Cheshiahud
1891, 1906
2/15
Chinese
1876-1913, undated
2/16
Correspondence--miscellaneous
1990s
2/17
J.A. Costello
Seattle newspaperman
1887-1897
2/18
Counterbalance
Regarding the use of counterbalance weights in railways
1888-1909
2/19
Thomas M. and Katherine Cranney
1889-1907, 1937-1950
2/20
John F. Damon (Reverend)
1863-1898
2/21
Denny Hill regrade
Article: “Mountain-moving in Seattle,” V.V. Tarbill. Harvard Business Review, July 1930
1930
2/22
Doctors
1875-1892
2/23
Equality Colony at Bow, Washington
2 color snapshots
1990
2/24
Evangel (steamer)
1881-1903
2/25
First Washington Volunteers
1899-1902, 1925
2/26
Flagpoles
1878-1895
2/27
Ed Fredlund
Whatcom County deputy county auditor
1902-1903
2/28
Lou Graham
“Notorious courtesan”
1885-1907
2/29
Hagadorn (family)
1896, 1926, undated
2/30
Hops
1882-1896
2/31
Hospitals
1883-1909
2/32
House boats
1901, 1906
2/33
June 6, 1889 (Seattle fire)
1889, 1891
2/34
May Lydia Kellogg
1889-1914
2/35
Mary and James Kenworthy
1878-1898, undated
2/36
King County
1983, 1986
2/37
Klondike
1898-1907
2/38
Lewis family
Nellie, Swan and Nelson, hotel proprietors
1892-1899
2/39
Lowman-Hanford
Lithographic company
1891-1892
2/40
Martin McAndrews
1898, 1950s
2/41
John F. McDonald
1891-1899, 1916
2/42
Maps (street maps)
undated
2/43
Marriage and death certificates
late 1800s-1940s
2/44
Mrs. D.S. Maynard (wife of “Doc” Maynard)
1875-1896, 1970
2/45
Miles Brothers
Largely regarding theaters in general, particularly motion picture theaters.
1889-1909, 1937-1939, 1965, 1984
2/46
Mineral Palace (Pioneer Place, Seattle)
1893-1894
2/47
George Moore
1872-1897
2/48
Fonda-Nadeau family
Ira Nadeau, May Fonda Nadeau, George Fonda
1898-1906, 1916, 1949, 1970
2/49
Newspapers
1869-1902
2/50
“Now & Then” clippings
Clippings of feature by Paul Dorpat for the Seattle Times
circa 1999-2000
2/51
Pacific Coast Co.
1880s, undated
2/52
O.W. Pautzke (businessman)
1918, 1932
2/53
Pioneers
circa 1860s-1900
2/54
R.W. and Margaret Pontius
Early settlers of Seattle
1880-1902, 1917, 1930
2/55
A.B. (Antonio Bordeau) Rabbeson Pioneer
1878-1891
2/56
Emma M. Rhodes
Proprietor of store of Native American arts and crafts
early 1900s
2/57
Schillestad family
See also: Arthur M. Schillestad sketchbooks (Folders 2/78-79)
1878-1938, 1960, 1990s
2/58
“Seattle Album” clippings
Newspaper feature showing a historical photograph accompanied by a description
1950s-1960s
2/59
Seattle history
Largely reproductions of “Now and Then” articles by Paul Dorpat
1987-1992
2/60
Ship canal
1887-1905
2/61
David Sires (Reverend)
Pioneer and preacher. Includes materials about other pioneer members of Sires’s family, such as William P. Boyd and Captain J.W. Selden.
1860s-1880s
2/62
Andrew J. Smith
Includes materials about Daniel Pullen, early settler on the Quillayute land, and Smith’s son-in-law.
1879-1898
2/63
Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith
Con artist and gangster. Includes materials about other “bunco men” and swindlers. Includes materials about E.A. Hegg, Skagway photographer who photographed Smith and his associates.
1897-1899
2/64
Speed Boat
1909-1912
2/65
Martin V.B. Stacy
1884-1904
2/66
Francis Marion (Frank) Streamer
Pioneer, traveler.
1876, 1962
2/67
Tacoma
1876-1920, 1955
2/68
William F. Taylor
Also includes materials about the town of Mora.
1916, 1944, 1963, undated
2/69
Turnbull family
1888-1944
2/70
“Umbrella man” Robert W. Patten
1901-1910
2/71
Ben Ure
1889-1916
2/72
Washington Colony
1880-1883
2/73
“Way Back When”
Seattle Times feature showing a historical photograph accompanied by a description
1930s
2/74
David H. Webster
1890-1909
2/75
Ursula Wyckoff
1858-1887
2/76
John T. Yarno Shipbuilder
1880-1891
2/77
Henry Yesler
1852-1908
3
Unsorted materials
Largely photocopies
bulk late 1800s-early 1900s
4
Unsorted materials
Photocopies, index card reference file and handwritten notes
bulk late 1800s-early 1900s

PhotographsReturn to Top

Arranged into 2 subseries:
  • By photographer
  • By subject or genre
Container(s) Description Dates
By photographer
Arranged alphabetically by photographer.
Box
5
2002.50.94: Men posing on ship on Seattle waterfront
E.J. Bailey & Co. , Seattle (photographer)
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.108: Young men in military uniform - “High School cadets”
Barton Bros. (photographer)
1900 May 11
5
2002.50.80:  C.C. Calkins Hotel, East Seattle (Mercer Island)
Boyd, William F., b. 1848 (photographer)
circa 1889
5
2002.50.101: Man standing in ruins of Seattle fire - “Looking west from Boston Block”
Boyd, William F., b. 1848 (photographer)
1889
5
2002.50.71: Front Street, Pioneer Square
Boyd and Braas (photographer)
circa 1890
box:oversize
6
2002.50.121: Portrait of boy on chair
Brass, George H. (photographer)
1900 August 24
Box
5
2002.50.31-.32: Scenic landscapes of Washington state
Bradley, L. (photographer)
7 photographs
Mounts signed “L. Bradley.” Includes an image of Ravenna Park with a rustic shed.
undated
5
2002.50.21: Mount Rainier
Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941 (photographer)
13 photographs
Stamped or signed with Curtis's name.
1921, undated
5
2002.50.74: Crowds on Front Street in Nome
Dobbs, B. B. (Beverly Bennett) (photographer)
circa 1901
5
2002.50.153: People and horse drawn carts on Front Street in Nome
Goetze, O. D. (Otto Daniel) (photographer)
5
2002.50.20: Copper River, Alaska
Hegg, Eric A., 1867-1948 (photographer)
circa 1908
5
2002.50.35: Alaska - Dyea, Canyon City, Dawson City
Hegg, Eric A., 1867-1948 (photographer)
5 photographs
circa 1898-early 1900s
5
2002.50.69: Views of Cordova and Fairbanks, Alaska and miners
Hegg, Eric A., 1867-1948 (photographer)
5 photographs
early 1900s
5
2002.50.99: Groups on schoolchildren on steps of Seattle Central School
Judkins, David R. , Seattle (photographer)
Some identifications on verso
1886, undated
5
2002.50.154: Log home on the corner of Second and Columbia Streets, Washington Territory
Judkins, David R. , Seattle (photographer)
undated
5
2002.50.168: Miscellaneous
Judkins, David R. , Seattle (photographer)
22 photographs (modern prints)
Includes photographs of Judkins and his family, his home and photography studio
Photographs relocated from research file on Judkins
circa 1890-1900
5
2002.50.43-.61: Cascade mountains scenes
Kinsey, Darius, 1869-1945 (photographer)
19 photographs
The Kinsey photographs include images depicting railroad tracks, logging scenes and a shingle mill. The group includes the images listed below, which are available in digital format by clicking on the icon.
1896
Box
5 circa 1900
5 circa 1900
5
2002.50.128: Mount Index from Sunset Falls on Skykomish River
Kinsey, Darius, 1869-1945 (photographer)
1907
5
2002.50.78: U.S. Cruiser Grant on Elliott Bay
LaRoche, Frank (photographer)
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.32: Cabinet card showing Snoqualmie Falls
LaRoche, Frank (photographer)
early 1890s
5
2002.50.158: Two men at Muir glacier
LaRoche, Frank (photographer)
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.39: Mount Rainier
Linkletter, L.G. (photographer)
Hand colored
5
2002.50.110: Scenes at Rainier National Park
Linkletter, L.G. (photographer)
4 photographs
One photographs signed "L.G. Linkletter"; others are probably by Linkletter
circa 1907
5
2002.50.19: Nome scenes
Lomen Bros. (photographer)
7 photographs
circa 1910s
5
2002.50.103: Group near wood shingle house at lake
Miller, Walter P. , Port Angeles (photographer)
Written on verso: “A.A. Smith’s camp - Lake Cresent”
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.18: S.S. Ohio leaving Seattle for Nome
Nowell, Frank H., 1864-1950 (photographer)
Photograph stamped by Roger Dudley; probably a copy of a F.H. Nowell photograph
1907 June 19
5
2002.50.36: Alaska photographs
Nowell, Frank H., 1864-1950 (photographer)
4 photographs
Dawson Creek, a mine at Glacier Creek, and passengers landing from the S.S. Umatilla in Nome; also includes Nowell’s Seattle storefront at 1212 4th Ave
circa 1904-1907
5
2002.50.90: Portrait card - “Carl Anderson”
Lynn & Cram , Seattle
undated
5
2002.50.125:  Svenska Missions Kyrka confirmation class, Ballard
Nordlund, Klaus E. (photographer)
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.126: Northwest corner of Washington Street and 2nd Avenue, Seattle, showing entrance to Billy’s Mug and the State Medical Institute
Seattle Photographic Company (photographer)
circa 1910s
5
2002.50.106: Indian hop pickers in field
Soule, John P. , Seattle (photographer)
1900
5
2002.50.40: President Roosevelt addressing crowd during Seattle visit
Underwood & Underwood (photographer)
1 stereograph
1903
5
2002.50.107: Washington National Guard in front of Armory building on Union Street, Seattle
Warner, Arthur Churchill, 1864-1943 (photographer)
1889 June 17
5
2002.50.15a-.17a: Webster & Stevens photographs
Webster & Stevens (photographer)
86 photographs
Examples of photography done by the commercial studio started by Ira Webster and Nelson Stevens. Webster, Stevens and their staff took thousands of photographs of Seattle and the Northwest in the early 1900s. This set includes examples of their photographs of Seattle buildings, waterfront and city street scenes and scenes of city life and events; a few depict scenes outside Seattle, such as a logging crew. All photographs have the Webster & Stevens signature, photograph numbers and/or blue studio stamp.
circa 1903-1920s
5
2002.50.79: Washington Hotel during regrade of Second Avenue
Webster & Stevens (photographer)
circa 1909
5
2002.50.89: Ships
Wilse, Anders Beer, 1865-1949 , Seattle Photographic Company (photographer)
44 photographs
circa 1898-early 1900s
5
2002.50.92: Seattle Mayor Tom Hume
Wilse, Anders Beer, 1865-1949 (photographer)
circa 1900
By subject or genre
Box
5
2002.50.17b: Miscellaneous Seattle scenes
17 photographs
circa 1900-1960s
5
2002.50.22: Mount Rainier
10 photographs
Unsigned, though some probably by Asahel Curtis
undated
5
2002.50.23: Mount Rainier; Snoqualmie Falls
Hand colored
undated
5
2002.50.24: Mount Rainier with daffodils
Hand colored
Mat signed "Norman Edison"
undated
5
2002.50.25-.26: Cabinet card portraits
38 cabinet cards
By various Seattle and Puget Sound region studios. Most of the cards identify the person photographed.
undated
5
2002.50.27: Daguerreotype print of portrait of Mary Ann Boren Denny and Louisa Boren Denny
Copied by Lawrence D. Lindsley in 1905.
circa early 1850s
5
2002.50.28: Charles and Reta Denny and their son Horton
3 cabinet cards
Rugg Minneapolis; McClaire , Seattle (photographer)
Charles was the son of Seattle pioneer Arthur Denny
1893, undated
5
2002.50.29.1: Bailey Gatzert
Eduoart & Cross (photographer)
circa 1870s
5
2002.50.29.2: Michael Kegnze (Director of Seattle Symphony)
1909
5
2002.50.30: Jackie Oakie, Clark Gable and Loretta Young at Mount Baker Lodge during filming of “The Call of the Wild”
1935 March 22
5
2002.50.34: Steamer City of Seattle in Alaska waters
undated
5
2002.50.37: Stereographs
Box
5
Washington volunteers on battlefield during Philippine American War
2 stereographs
Underwood & Underwood (photographer)
1899 March
5
Major-General Henry Lawton’s body being brought in from the battlefield in the Philippines
1 stereograph
B.H. Kilburn , Littleton, New Hampshire (photographer)
Seattle's Fort Lawton was named for Henry Lawton
1899 December
5
Workers at Port Blakely Mill
1 stereograph
Keystone View Company (photographer)
undated
5
2002.50.38: Great Northern Railway tunnel construction site near the North Virginia Street portal, Seattle
circa 1904
2002.50.41: Postcards
Six postcards of local subjects, include three listed below.
circa 1907-1912
drawer
5a.2.4 circa 1912
5a.2.4 circa 1907
Box
5
2002.50.41.3: Portrait of William F. Boyd
circa 1910
Box
5
2002.50.42: Men from Moulder’s Union on 3rd Avenue South, Seattle
1898 September 5
5
2002.50.62-.64: First Washington Volunteer Infantry Regiment
34 photographs
Studio portraits of Washington Volunteers. Most inscriptions on back of mounts give name, rank, hometown and indicate that the men are largely from Company G of the First Washington Volunteers; most were photographed in San Francisco or Angel Island near San Francisco.
1898-1899
5
2002.50.65: First Washington Volunteers
9 photographs
Groups of officers (photographed in San Francisco); Paco cemetery in Manila; miscellaneous photographs of officers and infantry in California
1898-1899
5
2002.50.66: Parade of First Washington Volunteers in Seattle
1899 November 6
5
2002.50.67: First Regiment Washington Volunteer Infantry rosters
2 roster booklets
1898
5
2002.50.68: Snoqualmie Falls
undated
5
2002.50.70: Four masted bark Dirigo
undated
5
2002.50.72: Parade in Pioneer Square
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.73: Seattle waterfront from King Street Coal Wharf
before 1889
5
2002.50.75: Steamer Spokane in Alaska port
undated
5
2002.50.76: Grand Trunk Pacific dock on fire
Hand colored
1914
5
2002.50.77: Steamer City of Kingston on Puget Sound
undated
5
2002.50.81: Album pages with snapshots
Home on “Yesler Hill”; Presbyterian Church
undated
5
2002.50.82: Miscellaneous snapshots
Box
5
Dirigible Akron
before 1933
5
Japanese fishing boat
1927
5
Bremerton Navy Yard
undated
5
2002.50.83: Streetcar “Fremont” in front of Seattle Traction Company building; men outside “City Hall” building (Alaska?)
2 photographs
late 1800s-early 1900s
5
2002.50.84: Train and trestle wreck with Chicago, Milwaukee rail car wrecked on ground
undated
5
2002.50.85: Same wreck as in 2002.50.84
Photos labeled “Ranier [sic] wreck”
undated
5
2002.50.86: Second Avenue regrade, looking north from Pike Street
circa 1903
5 circa 1890s
5 circa 1910
5
2002.50.91: Turnbull and Porter family
3 photographs
Showing Alexander Turnbull, Margaret Turnbull, Mrs. D.K. Porter, families from Black Diamond
See also: Turnbull family file in folder 2/69
undated
5
2002.50.93: Advertising card for Dorsaz & Schwerin Souvenir Art Studio (Seattle) with portrait of man
circa late 1800s
5
2002.50.95: Gorseth, Hauger and Herberg families picnicking in Woodland Park
circa 1905
5
2002.50.96: Exterior of Old South School at Weller St. and 12th Avenue, Seattle; 1901 8th grade class on steps on school
Two images on one print
circa 1901
5
2002.50.97: Seattle scenes
3 photographs
Second Avenue north from Yesler Way; First Ave looking north through triangle at Pioneer Square; buildings on Northern Pacific piers
circa 1901
5
2002.50.98: Elks fair in Seattle
5 photographs
Showing carnival arches, tents and other street artifacts of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks carnival, August 18-30, 1902.
1902
5
2002.50.100: Second Avenue and Butler Hotel construction site after Seattle fire
1889
5
2002.50.102: Sternwheeler steamer Washington
Seattle-Whatcom schedule written on print
undated
5
2002.50.104: Theater interiors
3 photographs
Cast of Tivoli Opera Company production of “Ship Ahoy” at Grand Opera House, Seattle (photograph by Theodore Peiser); view of empty theater decorated with flags and military portrait; performance of play on stage
early 1900s
5
2002.50.105: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition scenes
2 photographs
Forestry building and Nome circle; men around dining table with scale model of Arctic Circle
1909
5
2002.50.108: Mount Rainier
undated
5
2002.50.109: Everly apartments at 9th and Stewart during regrade
1909 May 1
5
2002.50.111: Annual maneuvers of troops from Forts Worden, Casey, Flager and Ward
12 photographs
Grove, Fort Casey
1915
5
2002.50.112: Seattle fire
2 photographs
Beginnings of fire; birds eye view of ruins
1889
5
2002.50.113: Steamers
4 photographs
Includes photographs Washington Marine Co. steamer Washington
undated
5
2002.50.114: Seattle fire and aftermath
6 modern prints
Fire ruins and businesses in tents after the fire
1889 June-July
5
2002.50.115: Men and boys with instruments (a brass band?)
Bottom part of banner visible behind group reads “Black Diamond Washington, Organized May 21, 1907”
circa 1910s
5
2002.50.116: Entrance to railroad tunnel under Alaska Way viaduct in Seattle
after 1953
5
2002.50.117: Ships on Elliott Bay
2 photographs
Three-masted sailing ship Stronsa; steamer Elihu Thompson; and barge Dashing Wave owned by Pacific Coast coal storage
undated
2002.50.118a-c: Schillestad family
See also: Schillestad family research file in folder 2/57
Box
5 circa 1908
5 circa 1865
5
2002.50.118c: Home of Alfred and Lucy Schillestad at 532 Malden Avenue, Seattle
circa 1905
box:oversize
6
2002.50.119: Mount Rainier and mountaineers
3 panoramic prints
undated
6 circa late 1800s
Box
5
2002.50.122: Steamer with sign “Kuskokwim River” at Pike Street wharf
circa early 1900s
5
2002.50.123: Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1 “Eagle Band” in front of F.O.E. office
1913 May 29
box:oversize
6
2002.50.124: Patriotic parade passing through Pioneer Square
before 1899
Box
5
2002.50.109: Everly apartments at 9th and Stewart during regrade
1909 May 1
5
2002.50.127: Home interior with standing woman
Written on verso: “Lucy Brown graduation from U. of W. 14th & Madison, M.H. Peterson’s home”
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.129: Viretta (Chambers) Denny (wife of Charles Denny)
late 1800s
5
2002.50.130: Michael Cirelli in Navy uniform
late 1960s
5
2002.50.131: Men using pulleys to lay pipe in trench beneath Black River
circa 1900
5
2002.50.132: Men working near coffer dam and pulleys at Black River intake
1900 July 31
5
2002.50.133: Mill buildings (“Smith Mill”?) and rail cars through trees
undated
5
2002.50.134: Curved section of pipe
Probably Black River pipeline construction. Written on verso: “The great curve-just east of Rock Creek”
1900 July 31
5
2002.50.135: Pipeline construction (probably Black River)
circa 1900
5
2002.50.136: Men working in ditch
Black River pipeline construction
circa 1900
2002.50.137-138: Men working near intake
Black River pipeline construction
1900 July 31
5
2002.50.139: Woman with girl on lap
Written on verso: “Addie and Francis”
1901 May
5
2002.50.140: River scene
undated
5
2002.50.141: Snoqualmie Falls power plant on bank of river
undated
5
2002.50.142: Smith Tower from Seattle waterfront
undated
5
2002.50.143, .146: Exterior of Hotel Kalmar
circa 1930s
5
2002.50.144, .147: Ferryboat San Mateo at Alaska docks in Seattle
undated
5
2002.50.145: Freighter Kyozui Maru
undated
5
2002.50.148: People on porch of floating house
undated
5
2002.50.149: Parade in downtown Seattle
circa 1890s
5
2002.50.150: Woman standing near 5 children on horse
circa 1900
5
2002.50.151: Copy negative of .124
undated
5
2002.50.152: People in front of Bon Marche storefront
circa 1890s?
5
2002.50.155: Gravestone of Milton Robbins (1825-1899)
undated
5
2002.50.156: Group of schoolchildren outside school
circa 1900?
5
2002.50.157: Family in heavy coats
undated
5
2002.50.159: Hikers at Camp Muir
1894
5
2002.50.160: Bearded man
undated
5
2002.50.161-.162: Entrance to railway tunnel
after 1953?
5
2002.50.163: Seattle commercial street showing Hostess Cake building
circa 1960s
2002.50.164: Street scene (Seattle?)
circa 1930s
5
2002.50.165: Great Northern Railway caboose
undated
5
2002.50.166: Seattle waterfront
circa 1950s-1960s
2002.50.167: James Street at Pioneer Square
undated

Alfred M. Schillestad sketchbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/78
2002.50.169: Sketchbook of pencil drawings
42 pencil drawings of early Seattle and Puget Sound. Includes the drawing listed below, available in digital format by clicking on the icon:
1886-1891
1889
2/79
2002.50.170: Sketchbook of pen and ink drawings
12 pen and ink drawings of landscapes, domestic scenes and sailboats
1893

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Photographers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Washington (State)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass negatives
  • Photographic prints