Vern C. Gorst Photographs, circa 1929-1932  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Gorst, Vern C., 1876-1953
Title
Vern C. Gorst Photographs
Dates
circa 1929-1932 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.5 cubic feet (8 boxes)
890 modern copy prints (3 boxes) ; 4" x 5"; 5" x 7"
Approximately 1,275 negatives (3 boxes) : nitrate negatives ; 4" x 5"
Approximately 375 negatives (2 boxes) : internegatives ; 4" x 5"
Collection Number
PH0810
Summary
Photographs of activities in the Pacific Northwest between 1929 and 1932 such as early aviation pioneers, recreational events such as Coupeville's Indian Water Festival, making the world's biggest omelet, fishing derbys. It also includes celebrities such as Doloros Del Rio, Jack Dempsey, Helene Madison and others.
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

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

A Pacific Northwest adventurer and transportation pioneer, Vern Centennial Gorst was born on August 18, 1876 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1888, the Gorst family relocated to the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. From an early age, Gorst displayed an entrepreneurial spirit and a fascination with transportation. He began his first transportation business at age 13, moving chickens across Port Orchard bay using a log raft he had constructed himself. As a young man, Gorst spent several successful years prospecting in Alaska during the gold rush. Later he returned to Puget Sound to invest his gold earnings in the arena of transportation. Over the next several decades, Gorst set to work building a number of transportation companies, with his focus eventually shifting to aviation when, at age 38, he became a self-taught pilot. In 1925, Gorst's interest in flying won him a bid for the first contracted airmail service between Seattle and Los Angeles, and Pacific Air Transport was born. Gorst continued to be an entrepreneur of aviation, starting Seattle Flying Service in 1928, and creating other airline companies including Gorst Air Transport in 1929, Barnes and Gorst Air Mail, and Victoria Air Mail. Vern Gorst died in Portland, Oregon in 1953.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs by Vern C. Gorst documenting Pacific Northwest events between 1929 and 1932. Includes images of events such as Coupeville’s Indian Water Festival, the Ben Paris Fishing Derby, girls modeling spruce bathing suits to promote Hoquiam, Washington's wood week, and the making of the world’s largest omelet in Chehalis, Washington in 1921. Also contains images of early aviation pioneers including Harold Bromley, Reginald Robbins, Captain Frank M. Hawks, Clyde "Upside-Down" Pangborn, Cecil Allen and Don Moyle. The collection is also peppered with occasional images of local and national celebrities including Helene Madison, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Doloros Del Rio, and Jack Dempsey.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

"H" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
"Fawn"
Box item
1 H1a - H2d circa 1929-1932
1 H3
Close-up of fawn being fed milk from a bottle
circa 1929-1932
1 H4a-e circa 1929-1932
1 H5
Woman with dog and fawn
circa 1929-1932
1 H6a-b
Man and woman standing with dog and fawn
circa 1929-1932
1 H7
Man feeding fawn milk from a bottle
circa 1929-1932
1 H8 circa 1929-1932
1 H9a-c
Close-up of fawn
circa 1929-1932
"Wood Bathing Suits"
In 1929 Hoquiam, Washington held a "Wood Week" to promote the products of the Grays Harbor lumber industry. The "Spruce Girls" donned bathing suits made entirely of thin spruce veneer for the occasion.
Box item
3 H10a-c circa 1929
1 H11a circa 1929
3 H11b
Four girls in spruce bathing suits and two girls at a sewing machine posing in a lumber yard
circa 1929
3 H12a circa 1929
1 H12b
The heads of four girls peeking over a stack of boards in lumber yard
circa 1929
1 H12c
Five women holding spruce bathing suits while a sixth woman sits at a sewing machine
circa 1929
3 H13
Girl on the beach wearing a spruce bathing suit
circa 1929
3 H14 circa 1929
1 H15a
Two girls in spruce bathing suits standing in a lumber yard
circa 1929
3 H15b-H16
Two girls in spruce bathing suits standing in a lumber yard
circa 1929
3 H17
Girl in spruce bathing suit standing in lumber yard
circa 1929
3 H18-H19
Girl in spruce bathing suit kneeling in front of a window
circa 1929
3 H20-H21 circa 1929
3 H22a-H23c circa 1929
"Sheep Shearing and Lambs"
Box item
1 H30
Girl seated in the grass holding a lamb
circa 1929-1932
1 H31 circa 1929-1932
1 H32a-b
Six sheep shearers sitting on wool sacks
circa 1929-1932
1 H33a-b circa 1929-1932
1 H34a-b circa 1929-1932
1 H35
Three girls with lamb and puppy
circa 1929-1932
"Mt. Baker"
Box item
1 H38 circa 1929-1932
1 H39a-b
A girl in snowshoes laying in the snow
circa 1929-1932
1 H43a-b
Three girls posing in silhouette against windows
circa 1929-1932
1 H44a-c circa 1929-1932
"Salmon Fishing"
Box item
1 H45a-b
Man and woman standing in a boat on the lake fishing
circa 1929-1932
3 H45c
Man and woman standing in a boat on the lake fishing
circa 1929-1932
1 H46
Man and woman standing in a boat on the lake fishing
circa 1929-1932
1 H47
Man standing in a boat on the lake fishing
circa 1929-1932
1 H49
Two men in a boat on the lake fishing
circa 1929-1932
1 H50a-b
Two men in a fishing boat landing a salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 H55 circa 1929-1932
1 H57a-b circa 1929-1932
"Rainier"
Box item
1 H58a-b circa 1929-1932
1 H59a-H61b
Snow plow plowing a road near Mt. Rainier
circa 1929-1932
1 H62
Woman laying on a toboggan in the snow
circa 1929-1932
1 H63
Man and woman laying on a toboggan in the snow
circa 1929-1932
1 H64 circa 1929-1932
1 H65
Woman on a snow trail raising one arm
circa 1929-1932
1 H66a-b
Woman on a snow trail rolling in the snow
circa 1929-1932
1 H67
Woman standing in snow holding skies
circa 1929-1932
1 H68
Woman standing in the snow wearing skies
circa 1929-1932
1 H69
Woman in skis on her back in the snow
circa 1929-1932
"Sailboats"
Box item
1 H70a-c circa 1929-1932
1 H71a-c
Close-up of sailboat and passengers out on the water
circa 1929-1932
1 H72a-H73c
Sailboat casting a reflection on the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 H74
Man wearing a cap and suit
circa 1929-1932
1 H75a-b circa 1929-1932
1 H76
Four female sailboat passengers on boat
circa 1929-1932
1 H77 circa 1929-1932
1 H78
Looking through a window at two men and a woman standing at the controls of a sailboat
circa 1929-1932
"Tacoma Beach"
Box item
1 H79a-b
Portrait of a woman wearing an Indian headdress
circa 1929-1932
1 H80 circa 1929-1932
1 H81-H83
Woman and young man out on the water in a rowboat
circa 1929-1932
1 H84
Young man standing in a rowboat holding two oars
circa 1929-1932
1 H85
Girl in a swimsuits leaning against a woman as they gaze out across the water
circa 1929-1932
1 H86
Man and a woman standing on the shore in a rowboat each holding an oar
circa 1929-1932
1 H87 circa 1929-1932
1 H88
Woman standing in a rowboat holding an oar
circa 1929-1932
1 H89
Woman sitting at the oars of a rowboat
circa 1929-1932
1 H91-H94
Sun setting across the lake
circa 1929-1932
"Old Yankee and Ox"
Box item
1 H95a-b circa 1929-1932
1 H96a-b circa 1929-1932
"Girls Shearing Rabbits"
Box item
1 H97a-e circa 1929-1932
1 H98a-b
Two girls standing and holding up rabbits
circa 1929-1932
1 H99 circa 1929-1932

"I" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
"Spruce Veneer Bathing Suits"
Box item
3 I1 circa 1929
3 I2a circa 1929
3 I2b
Man peering around an umbrella at three girls wearing spruce veneer bathing suits
circa 1929
3 I3a circa 1929
3 I3b-14a
Three girls wearing spruce veneer bathing suits sitting under a sun umbrella and holding small boards shaped like feet
circa 1929
3 I4b circa 1929
3 I4c
Three girls wearing spruce veneer bathing suits sitting under a umbrella
circa 1929
3 I5a-b circa 1929
3 I6
Girl wearing a spruce veneer bathing suit standing with two rolls of veneer
circa 1929
3 I7a-b circa 1929
3 I8 circa 1929
3 I9a-b circa 1929
3 I10a-b circa 1929
3 I11
Two girls wearing spruce veneer bathing suits standing together in the surf
circa 1929
3 I12b-13c circa 1929
3 I14
Three girls wearing spruce veneer bathing suits standing together in the surf
circa 1929
1 I15
Looking up at the Pacific Beach Hotel from the beach with saddled horses in the foreground
circa 1929-1932
1 I16 circa 1929-1932
"Mt. Hood Squirrel"
Box item
1 I20-I21
Woman feeding a squirrel at Mt. Hood
circa 1929-1932
1 I23a-b
Squirrel taking a nut from women's hand
circa 1929-1932
1 I25
Squirrel sitting up eating a nut
circa 1929-1932
"Mrs. Brink and Turkeys"
Box item
1 I26a-b
Woman standing and holding a turkey
circa 1929-1932
1 I27a-I28e circa 1929-1932
"U.P. Program"
Box item
1 I31a-c
Male athlete in mid-air during a high jump event
circa 1929-1932
1 I32
Four male athletes running in a hurdles race
circa 1929-1932
"Hayden Lake"
Box item
1 I33a-b circa 1929-1932
1 I34
Side view of porch off a Hayden Lake cabin
circa 1929-1932
1 I35a-b
Boy, girl and dog playing on the lawn in front of Hayden Lake cabins
circa 1929-1932
1 I36
Rooftops and covered walkway belonging to Hayden Lake Cabins
circa 1929-1932
1 I37a-c circa 1929-1932
"Harold Bromley"
Harold Bromley was an early aviator who made multiple attempts to be the first man to fly non-stop between the Pacific Coast and Japan. On July 28th 1929, Bromley made his first attempt to fly his plane "The City of Tacoma" from Tacoma, Washington to Tokyo, Japan. A crowd of 25,000 people gathered to watch the take-off. The plane had been overloaded with fuel for the long flight, and crashed just after take-off when fuel splashed out from the overloaded tank into Bromley's eyes. Bromley was unharmed in the crash.
Box item
1 I56a-b July 25, 1929
1 I57a-c July 25, 1929
1 I58
Probably Evelyn Miyazaki bending to kiss Harold Bromley at the christening of the Bromley airplane
July 25, 1929
1 I59 July 25, 1929
1 I60a-b
 Harold Bromley, C.S. Miyazaki, possibly John Buffelen, Evelyn Miyazaki, Clasina Buffelen and four men gathered in front of the Bromley airplane
C.S. Miyazaki was secretary of the Japanese Association of Tacoma. John Buffelen financed Bromley's flight.
July 25, 1929
1 I61
Aerial view of the Bromley airplane after the wreck
July 28, 1929
1 I62- I63
Aerial view of the crowd beginning to gather around the Bromley airplane after the wreck
July 28, 1929
1 I64 July 28, 1929
1 I65
Aerial view of crowd gathered around the Bromley airplane after the wreck
July 28, 1929
"Wallace Falls"
Box item
1 I66
Man sitting on a cliff overlooking the mountains
circa 1929-1932
1 I67
Steam donkey on mountainside loading logs
circa 1929-1932
1 I68 circa 1929-1932
"Ivan Novikoff Dancers"
Ivan Novikoff was a renowned Russian ballet master and teacher who immigrated to the United States in 1923. Novikoff settled in Seattle and founded the Novikoff School of Russian-American Ballet in the early 1930s, eventually opening over twenty schools throughout Washington and Oregon. The last Novikoff school closed in 1997.
Box item
1 I77a-b circa 1929-1932
1 I78a-c circa 1929-1932
1 I79
Silhouette of a dancer standing by a tree overlooking the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 I80a-b circa 1929-1932
1 I81a-b
Two dancers dressed as gypsies kneeling next to the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 I82
A group of dancers dressed as gypsies kneeling on shore of the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 I83 circa 1929-1932
1 I84-I85
A group of prancing dancers in swimsuits reflected in the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 I86a-d circa 1929-1932
1 I87a-c
Group of dancers posing at edge of the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 I88a-d circa 1929-1932
1 I89a-b circa 1929-1932
1 I90a
Group of dancers dressed as gypsies leaping and frolicking at edge of the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 I90b
Three dancers dressed as gypsies dancing in a field in front of a mountain--possibly Mount Rainier
circa 1929-1932
1 I92a
Group of dancers dressed as gypsies dancing in a field in front of a mountain
circa 1929-1932
1 I92b circa 1929-1932
1 I93a
Group of dancers dressed as gypsies standing in a field in front of a mountain
circa 1929-1932
1 I93b
Group of dancers dressed as gypsies dancing in a circle in a field in the mountains
circa 1929-1932
1 I94a circa 1929-1932
1 I94b
A group of dancers dressed as gypsies dancing in a circle in a field in the mountains
circa 1929-1932
1 I95
A group of dancers dressed as gypsies dancing in a field in the mountains
circa 1929-1932
1 I97-I97a circa 1929-1932
1 I98
Three dancers dressed as gypsies dancing in a field in front of a mountain
circa 1929-1932

"J" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
"Dolores Del Rio"
Dolores Del Rio was a Mexican film actress who appeared in a number of Hollywood films throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
Box item
1 J2a-J3 circa 1929-1932
1 J4
Dolores Del Rio just off the train holding a bouquet of roses
circa 1929-1932
1 J5a-b circa 1929-1932
"Rainier Park"
Box item
1 J6
Bear sitting on the grass at Rainier Park
circa 1929-1932
1 J8
Dog head in profile
circa 1929-1932
1 J9
Five people on horseback silhouetted against the skyline
circa 1929-1932
"Glacier"
Box item
1 J30a-b
Group of seven men and women hiking on a glacier
circa 1929-1932
1 J31 circa 1929-1932
"Ice Caves"
Box item
1 J33 circa 1929-1932
1 J34
Looking up at two woman through a hole in an ice cave
circa 1929-1932
"Ptarmigan"
Box item
1 J35a-b
Ptarmigan on the rocks
circa 1929-1932
1 J36a-b
Ptarmigan and its young on the rocks
circa 1929-1932
1 J37
Ptarmigan far away on the hillside
circa 1929-1932
1 J38-39
Ptarmigan in the grass
circa 1929-1932
1 J40
Ptarmigan on the rocks
circa 1929-1932
"Salmon"
Box item
1 J41a circa 1929-1932
1 J41b-c
Horse seining-men and three teams of horses
circa 1929-1932
1 J42
Man and a small boy watching horse seining
circa 1929-1932
1 J43
Group of men horse seining
circa 1929-1932
1 J44 circa 1929-1932
1 J45-J46
Group of men and three teams of horses performing horse seining
circa 1929-1932
1 J47a-b
Two girls standing on the shore holding a stick with a big salmon on it
circa 1929-1932
1 J48
Man on the shore holding up a big salmon with the end of a stick
circa 1929-1932
1 J49-J50 circa 1929-1932
"Ellensburg Rodeo"
Box item
1 J54 circa 1929-1932
1 J56 circa 1929-1932
1 J57a-b
Harry Anderson, the founding father of the Ellensburg Rodeo, sitting on horseback holding a banner
circa 1929-1932
"Fox Farm and Girls"
Box item
1 J58a-J60 circa 1929-1932
"Skagit Dam"
Box item
1 J67a-J68 circa 1929-1932
1 J69-J70
Diablo Dam gates during construction
circa 1929-1932
1 J71 circa 1929-1932
1 J72
Face of Diablo Dam under construction
circa 1929-1932
"Elevator Girls"
Box item
1 J73
Woman sitting on the head of an elephant in a fenced in a yard
circa 1929-1932
1 J74a-b
Woman waving from atop the head of an elephant in fenced yard
circa 1929-1932
1 J75
Woman sitting on the head of an elephant and waving
circa 1929-1932
1 J76a-b circa 1929-1932
1 J77-J78b circa 1929-1932
1 J79a-b
Woman in a cheetah print coat and goggles standing on the pontoon of a plane waving
circa 1929-1932
1 J80a circa 1929-1932
1 J80b-c circa 1929-1932
1 J81a circa 1929-1932
1 J81b
Woman in a cheetah print coat and goggles climbing the side of pontoon plane
circa 1929-1932
"Orpheum Marcus Riviera"
Box item
1 J82
Ten girls from the Orpheum Theater posing along a line up of five cars
circa 1929-1932
1 J83 circa 1929-1932
1 J84
Six girls from the Orpheum Theater and one man standing and posing with their arms around one another
circa 1929-1932
1 J85
Two girls from the Orpheum theater and a third woman standing and posing in front of cars
circa 1929-1932
"Ma Kennedy"
Minnie Kennedy, a devoted and active member of the Salvation Army, married the fifty year-old Methodist James Kennedy when she was fifteen. Her daughter, Aimee Semple McPherson, became a very famous, if not notorious, evangelist with a large following in Canada and the United States and who eventually founded the Foursquare Gospel Church.
Box item
1 J92 circa 1929-1932
Birds
Box item
1 J93a-c
Sandhill crane walking in the grass
circa 1929-1932
1 J94a-b
Sandhill crane stooping in the grass
circa 1929-1932
1 J95a-b circa 1929-1932
1 J97a-J98
Chinese pheasants on a farm, Chehalis, Washington
circa 1929-1932
1 J99a circa 1929-1932
1 J99b
Chinese pheasants flying on a farm, Chehalis, Washington
circa 1929-1932
1 J100
Man moving his arms and Chinese pheasants flying on a farm, Chehalis, Washington
circa 1929-1932

"K" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Fishing trip
Box item
1 K1a
Man in overcoat standing at the helm of a ship looking out at the water
circa 1929-1932
1 K1b
Man in overcoat standing at the helm of a ship beneath the American flag and looking out at the water
circa 1929-1932
1 K2a-3
Man in an overcoat standing at the helm of a ship
circa 1929-1932
1 K4a circa 1929-1932
1 K4b
Group of four men waving as they climb aboard the Gorst airplane
circa 1929-1932
1 K5
Mountain view through airplane struts
circa 1929-1932
1 K6-K7a
Aerial view of lake through airplane struts
circa 1929-1932
1 K10
Gorst airplane taxiing on the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 K11a
Gorst airplane arriving at the dock
circa 1929-1932
1 K11b circa 1929-1932
1 K12
Man standing on the shore fishing
circa 1929-1932
1 K13a-b circa 1929-1932
1 K14 circa 1929-1932
1 K15
Basket full of fish
circa 1929-1932
Coupeville Blockhouse
During the 1850's, Whidbey Island, Washington settlers constructed a number of defensive blockhouses in response to increasing tensions among local and Northern Indian tribes. Two such blockhouses were erected near Coupeville, Washington.
Box item
1 K16a-c circa 1929-1932
1 K17
Portrait of an old Indian man outside a Coupeville blockhouse
circa 1929-1932
1 K18 circa 1929-1932
1 K19a-b
Old Indian man and a young woman standing and talking outside a Coupeville blockhouse
circa 1929-1932
Coupeville Indian Water Festival
Coupeville's Indian Water Festival began in 1930 in an attempt to draw more tourists to Whidbey Island. The festival featured Indian war canoe races as the main event. The festival took place annually in August up until 1942. In 1992, Indian war canoe races were revived as part of the Penn Cove Water Festival in Coupeville.
Box item
1 K20
Armada of boats gathering to watch the Indian canoe race
circa 1929-1932
1 K21a-b circa 1929-1932
1 K22a-b
Group of eight Indian girls sitting on a dock to watch the Indian canoe race
circa 1929-1932
1 K23-24b circa 1929-1932
1 K25
Indian in a canoe on the water
circa 1929-1932
1 K26
Three two-man canoes hurdling a log in canoe hurdle race
circa 1929-1932
1 K27 circa 1929-1932
1 K28a-b
Three canoes tipping over during Indian canoe race
circa 1929-1932
1 K29-K31b circa 1929-1932
1 K32
Five Indian war canoes lined up to race
circa 1929-1932
1 K33 circa 1929-1932
1 K34-K35b
Indian war canoe race underway on the water
circa 1929-1932
1 K36
Indian war canoes from a distance, silhouetted on the water during race
circa 1929-1932
1 K37a
Indian war canoes approaching the finish line of race
circa 1929-1932
1 K37b
Two Indian war canoes approaching finish line of race
circa 1929-1932
World's Largest Omelet, Chehalis, Washington
In November 1931, a record for world's largest omelet was set in Chehalis, Washington. The omelet was made using 7,200 eggs and was cooked in a eight-foot skillet greased by two woman skating around it with bacon tied to their feet.
Box item
1 K38 circa 1929-1932
1 K39
Team of two female egg-crackers sitting on crates and cracking dozens of eggs into a barrel
circa 1929-1932
1 K40a-K41 circa 1929-1932
1 K42a circa 1929-1932
1 K42b
Girl sitting and holding onto an enormous wooden spatula while a man ties two giant slabs of bacon to her feet
circa 1929-1932
1 K43
Girl sitting while two men strap giant slabs of bacon to her feet
circa 1929-1932
1 K44 circa 1929-1932
1 K45a- 47 circa 1929-1932
1 K48 circa 1929-1932
1 K49a circa 1929-1932
1 K49b
Crowd watching positioning of the giant skillet
circa 1929-1932
Reginald Robbins
In July 1931, Reginald Robbins and co-pilot Harry S. Jones attempted to fly theFort Worthnon-stop across the Pacific, taking off from Seattle's Boeing field. The airplane never made it to Japan, being forced down by winds during a mid-air refueling over Alaska.
Box item
1 K50
Reginald Robbins looking under the front of his airplaneFort Worth
circa 1929-1932
1 K51 circa 1929-1932
1 K52a-c circa 1929-1932
1 K53a-b
Reginald Robbins's airplane Fort Worthwith the motor running
circa 1929-1932
1 K54a circa 1929-1932
1 K54b
The front end of Reginald Robbin's airplaneFort Worth
circa 1929-1932
1 K55
Reginald Robbin's airplane Fort Worthtaking off
circa 1929-1932
Recreation
Box item
1 K65 circa 1929-1932
1 K66
Two women in swimsuits on the beach, one wading in the water the other leaping into the air
circa 1929-1932
1 K67a-b circa 1929-1932
1 K68
Cluster of toy sailboats on the water at Laurelhurst park
circa 1929-1932
1 K69a-b
Cluster of toy sailboats on the water with Laurelhurst park in the background
circa 1929-1932
1 K70
Two boys navigating a canoe among an armada of toy sailboats on the water at Laurelhurst park
circa 1929-1932
1 K71a-b
Group of baby ducks on the water among toy sailboats
circa 1929-1932
1 K72
Children sitting along the water at Laurelhurst park watching ducks, geese, and swans
circa 1929-1932
1 K73
Two young girls wading in the water at Laurelhurst park
circa 1929-1932
1 K74 circa 1929-1932
1 K75
Two young girls wading in the water at Laurelhurst park
circa 1929-1932
1 K76
Side view of a motor boat traveling across the water
circa 1929-1932
1 K77
Close-up of motor boat and driver traveling across the water
circa 1929-1932
1 K78
Group of people standing on dock silhouetted by the sun while watching two motor boats
circa 1929-1932
1 K80
Albino peacock spreading its tail feathers
circa 1929-1932
1 K81
Albino peacock in profile with tail feathers down
circa 1929-1932
1 K82 circa 1929-1932
1 K83 circa 1929-1932
1 K84
Woman smiling for the camera while lifting up the hem of her dress and wading in a river
circa 1929-1932
1 K85
Woman wading at the edge of a river and posing with one leg lifted
circa 1929-1932
1 K86
Woman sitting on rocks at the edge of a river dangling one foot in the water
circa 1929-1932
1 K87a
Woman sitting on rocks at the edge of a river with legs crossed
circa 1929-1932
1 K87b circa 1929-1932
1 K91
Boxer Jack Dempsey posing without a shirt
circa 1929-1932
1 K92-96b circa 1929-1932
1 K97
Close up of cricket bowler getting ready to throw the ball
circa 1929-1932
1 K98 circa 1929-1932
1 K99 circa 1929-1932

"L" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Helene Madison
Helene Madison was an Olympic medal-winning freestyle swimmer who began swimming as a child in Seattle Parks Department classes at Greenlake. She also trained with coach Ray Daughters at the Moore Hotel pool at the Washington Athletic Club. By age 19 Madison had broken 117 U.S. and world freestyle swimming records and went on to win three gold medals for the United States in the 1932 Olympic games in Los Angeles. Two Seattle pools were named in her honor, the Washington Athletic Club's Helene Madison Pool and the Helene Madison Pool at 13401 Meridian Ave N. Madison died in her Greenlake apartment in 1970.
Box item
1 L1a-b circa 1929-1932
1 L2
Helene Madison standing with her parents outside the train steps and handing a stuffed dog to her father
circa 1929-1932
1 L3 circa 1929-1932
1 L4
Helene Madison bending at the edge of a dock in swimsuit and swim cap preparing to dive into the water
circa 1929-1932
1 L5 circa 1929-1932
1 L6 circa 1929-1932
1 L7 circa 1929-1932
3 L8a-b circa 1929-1932
1 L9
Helene Madison and coach Ray Daughters with Seattle Park Board President Simon Burnett
circa 1929-1932
1 L10 circa 1929-1932
1 L11
Helene Madion soaking wet in swimsuit and swim cap
circa 1929-1932
Swimmers
Box item
1 L12
Swimmer on dock in swimsuit
circa 1929-1932
1 L13
Group of eight swimmers standing in swimsuits on the dock
circa 1929-1932
1 L13
Group of eight swimmers standing in swimsuits on the dock
circa 1929-1932
1 L14a
Girl and child kneeling in the grass in swimsuits
circa 1929-1932
1 L14b
Girl in a swimsuit sitting on a porch railing
circa 1929-1932
1 L15a-c circa 1929-1932
1 L16 circa 1929-1932
1 L17a-b circa 1929-1932
1 L18 circa 1929-1932
3 L19a
Girl swimmers lining up to start a race at Greenlake
circa 1929-1932
3 L19b
Boy swimmers preparing to leap off the dock at the start of a Greenlake race
circa 1929-1932
1 L20
Swimmers diving into water during a race at Greenlake
circa 1929-1932
1 L21a-b
Swimmers on the dock during a relay race at Greenlake
circa 1929-1932
1 L22a-b
Swimmers in the water during a race at Greenlake
circa 1929-1932
1 L23
Girl in midair during a high dive
circa 1929-1932
1 L24a-b
Girl in swimsuit on Greenlake beach holding a trophy cup
circa 1929-1932
1 L25
Three female divers in swimsuits standing together on diving platform
circa 1929-1932
1 L26
Girl in midair during a swan dive
circa 1929-1932
1 L27a-b circa 1929-1932
1 L28 circa 1929-1932
1 L29a-c circa 1929-1932
"Helene Madison"
Box item
1 L30a-b circa 1929-1932
1 L31 circa 1929-1932
Lake
Box item
1 L32 circa 1929-1932
1 L33
Woman in swimsuit standing on an old tree trunk and looking out across the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 L34a-b
Woman in swimsuit stretching herself across two limbs of an old tree trunk
circa 1929-1932
1 L35
Woman in swimsuit in a diving pose on an old tree trunk at the edge of the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 L36a
Girl digging for clams
circa 1929-1932
1 L36b
Two girls digging for clams
circa 1929-1932
1 L37 circa 1929-1932
1 L38a-b
Boy digging for clams
circa 1929-1932
1 L39 circa 1929-1932
1 L41
Man holding out a clam while a dog sniffs it
circa 1929-1932
1 L42a-44b
Sunset over the lake
circa 1929-1932
1 L44c
Side of a cottage
circa 1929-1932
1 L45 circa 1929-1932
"Salmon"
Box item
1 L46
Woman holding up a big salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 L47a-b circa 1929-1932
3 L47c
Man and woman standing in a boat holding fishing poles and salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 L48- 49
Man and woman standing on a dock holding up salmon on a stick
circa 1929-1932
1 L50
Man holding up a big salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 L51
Man holding up a stick with salmon strung on it
circa 1929-1932
1 L52a-b
Man crouching on dock with salmon spread out in front of him
circa 1929-1932
1 L53a circa 1929-1932
1 L53b
Two woman holding up a stick with salmon strung on it
circa 1929-1932
1 L54
Woman holding up two big salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 L55
Woman crouching on dock with salmon spread out in front of her
circa 1929-1932
1 L56a-b
Woman holding up a big salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 L57 circa 1929-1932
1 L58a-b
Man standing in boat holding up a dog fish with the end of a stick
circa 1929-1932
1 L59
Man standing in boat holding up a salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 L60
Salmon in a net
circa 1929-1932
1 L61a-b
Man and woman taking salmon out of a net
circa 1929-1932
1 L62
Man holding up a salmon that is flipping around
circa 1929-1932
1 L63a-b
Woman standing at back of boat fishing
circa 1929-1932
1 L64
Woman standing at back of boat reeling in a fish
circa 1929-1932
1 L65
Woman and boy standing at back of boat fishing
circa 1929-1932
1 L66
String of salmon
circa 1929-1932
1 L67
Dogfish breaking water
circa 1929-1932
1 L68
Fishing boat far in the distance out on the water
circa 1929-1932
Box item
1 L78a-b circa 1929-1932
1 L79a
Woman in swimsuit sitting in the sand in front of a log fence
circa 1929-1932
1 L79b
Woman in swimsuit wading in the water
circa 1929-1932
1 L80a-c circa 1929-1932
1 L81a-82b circa 1929-1932
1 L83
Girl and boy in a small speedboat pulling up to dock
circa 1929-1932
1 L84
Two girls sitting at the wheel of a small speedboat
circa 1929-1932
1 L85a-b
Girl sitting at the wheel of a small speedboat
circa 1929-1932
1 L86 circa 1929-1932
1 L87
Three girls in swimsuits lined up in front of a curtain
circa 1929-1932
1 L88
Three girls in swimsuits posing on rocks on the beach
circa 1929-1932
1 L89
Girl in swimsuit posing on stool in front of a curtain
circa 1929-1932
1 L90 circa 1929-1932
1 L91
Man in robe standing next to his hospital bed holding a tomato plant
circa 1929-1932

"M" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Indians
Box item
1 M1 circa 1929-1932
1 M3 circa 1929-1932
1 M5 circa 1929-1932
1 M7a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M8-9 circa 1929-1932
1 M10a circa 1929-1932
1 M10b
Old Indian woman sitting on a crate outside a teepee
circa 1929-1932
1 M11-12 circa 1929-1932
1 M13
Two Indian chiefs in traditional dress on their horses
circa 1929-1932
1 M15a-b
Indian chief in traditional dress standing outside teepee
circa 1929-1932
1 M16a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M17a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M19 circa 1929-1932
1 M20a circa 1929-1932
1 M20b
Indian man in traditional Indian warrior dress standing outside teepee
circa 1929-1932
1 M21a-M22b circa 1929-1932
1 M23 circa 1929-1932
1 M24 circa 1929-1932
1 M27a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M28 circa 1929-1932
1 M29 circa 1929-1932
1 M30
Indian woman with baby standing with a small child outside a teepee
circa 1929-1932
1 M34 circa 1929-1932
1 M37 circa 1929-1932
1 M42a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M45 circa 1929-1932
1 M46a-b
Young Indian girl standing outside teepee with a young Indian boy who is beating a drum
circa 1929-1932
1 M47 circa 1929-1932
1 M48a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M49a circa 1929-1932
1 M49b
Young Indian girl in traditional dress
circa 1929-1932
1 M50 circa 1929-1932
Mount Rainier Flight
Box item
1 M51 circa 1929-1932
1 M52a-b
Aerial view of the ground below taken from airplane
circa 1929-1932
1 M53
Aerial view from the airplane with Mt. Rainier in the distance
circa 1929-1932
1 M54a-57b
View from an airplane of mountain and surrounding landscape
circa 1929-1932
1 M58-M59
View of Mt. Rainier taken from the airplane
circa 1929-1932
1 M60-M66 circa 1929-1932
1 M67
View of Mt. Rainier and another airplane flying in the distance
circa 1929-1932
1 M68
View of Mt. Rainier through the struts of the airplane
circa 1929-1932
1 M69
View of Mt. Rainier from airplane with two other airplanes flying in the distance
circa 1929-1932
Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
Box item
1 M71a-M73b circa 1929-1932
1 M74a-M75 circa 1929-1932
1 M76-M78
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and wife on deck of ship "President Taft"
circa 1929-1932
1 M79
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. with wife shaking hands with captain of ship "President Taft"
circa 1929-1932
1 M80 circa 1929-1932
1 M81a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M82 circa 1929-1932
1 M83 circa 1929-1932
Indians
Box item
1 M84 circa 1929-1932
1 M85 circa 1929-1932
1 M86a-M88 circa 1929-1932
Captain Frank M. Hawks
Captain Frank M. Hawks was an US army pilot who went on to become a legendary speed flying king.
Box item
1 M89a circa 1929-1932
1 M89b
Captain Frank M. Hawks standing in front of airplane
circa 1929-1932
Box item
1 M90 circa 1929-1932
Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon
In October 1931 stunt pilot Clyde "Upside-Down" Pangborn and co-pilot Hugh Herndon completed the first non-stop flight across the Pacific, taking off from Japan and landing in East Wenatchee's Fancher Field. Pangborn had dumped the landing gear in order to lighten the airplane's load and conserve fuel for the flight. Pangborn belly landed the airplane in a field in his hometown of Wenatchee.
Box item
1 M91 circa 1929-1932
1 M92a-93c circa 1929-1932
1 M94 circa 1929-1932
1 M95a-c circa 1929-1932
1 M96
Hugh Herndon, Clyde Pangborn and mother Opal riding in the back of a convertible as part of a parade
circa 1929-1932
Cecil Allen and Don Moyle
In September 1931, pilots Cecil Allen and Don Moyle attempted a non-stop flight from Japan to Seattle, but storms forced the plane down on a remote island in the Pacific. They later flew to Nome, Alaska, and eventually landed in Tacoma, Washington several weeks after their initial takeoff. The flight was made in Harold Bromley's "City of Tacoma", which had been re-christened the "Clasina Madge" after financial backer John Buffelin's daughter.
Box item
1 M97a-b circa 1929-1932
1 M98 circa 1929-1932
1 M99a-100b circa 1929-1932

"N" seriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 N1a-c circa 1929-1932
3 N10
Man standing on log beside a river holding a stick with salmon strung on it
circa 1929-1932
2 N11
Man stepping off a log beside river holding a stick with salmon strung on it
circa 1929-1932
3 N12
Girl riding bucking bronco in the center of stadium
circa 1929-1932
2 N17 circa 1929-1932
2 N19a circa 1929-1932
2 N19b
Five motorcycles racing around a dirt track
circa 1929-1932
3 N19c
Five motorcycles racing around a dirt track
circa 1929-1932
2 N20a-b
Ducks in the water off the shore of Lake Stevens
circa 1929-1932
2 N21
Front view of "Idyle-Wilde Lodge" cottage at Lake Stevens
circa 1929-1932
2 N41 circa 1929-1932
2 N42 circa 1929-1932
2 N43-44 circa 1929-1932
Ben Paris Fishing Contest
Ben Paris owned a popular restaurant and sporting goods store in downtown Seattle. Paris along with the Seattle Stardaily newspaper, sponsored the area's first fishing derby in 1931 at the Hermosa Point Resort on Tulalip Bay. Contestants competed for prizes such as cars, boats, a refrigerator, and cash.
Box item
3 N45a
Group of men aboard fishing contest sponsor boat
circa 1929-1932
2 N45b-c circa 1929-1932
2 N47a- 48d circa 1929-1932
2 N49
Two men in a small fishing boat on lake with holding up a salmon
circa 1929-1932
3 N50
Woman holding up a salmon in a net and the man waving an American flag in fishing boat
circa 1929-1932
2 N51a-c circa 1929-1932
2 N52a-N53a circa 1929-1932
3 N53b
Two men standing in a small fishing boat holding up a salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N54a-c circa 1929-1932
2 N55a-b
Boats during the Ben Paris fishing contest with two men stand in their boats holding up salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N56a-b circa 1929-1932
2 N57a-b circa 1929-1932
Shearing rabbits
Box item
2 N58a- N60b circa 1929-1932
2 N61a-b
Four girls standing behind a table shearing rabbits
circa 1929-1932
2 N62a
Two girls standing behind a table shearing rabbits
circa 1929-1932
3 N62b circa 1929-1932
2 N62c
Two girls standing behind a table shearing rabbits
circa 1929-1932
2 N63 circa 1929-1932
2 N64
Two rabbit shearer girls standing side by side under a trellis wearing fur coats
circa 1929-1932
2 N65 circa 1929-1932
2 N66 circa 1929-1932
2 N67 a-b
Little girl standing under trellis modeling a fur coat
circa 1929-1932
2 N68a circa 1929-1932
2 N68b
Little girl wearing a fur coat and holding a rabbit
circa 1929-1932
2 N69 circa 1929-1932
2 N70-N71 circa 1929-1932
2 N72-N73 circa 1929-1932
2 N72-N73 circa 1929-1932
Fishing
Box item
3 N74a-b
Girl sitting on dock with salmon laid out in front of her
circa 1929-1932
2 N75a-d circa 1929-1932
2 N76
Girl standing on dock holding up two small salmon
circa 1929-1932
3 N77 circa 1929-1932
2 N78 circa 1929-1932
3 N79 circa 1929-1932
2 N80
Two boys in a rowboat, one standing holding a salmon and fishing pole the other seated at the oars
circa 1929-1932
2 N81
Two boys standing in a rowboat landing a salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N82a-c
Two boys sitting in a rowboat out on the lake
circa 1929-1932
3 N83a circa 1929-1932
2 N83b
Man standing on dock holding up two salmon with a stick
circa 1929-1932
3 N85
Boy holding up a salmon
circa 1929-1932
3 N88
Woman standing in yard holding up a chinook salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N89
Man standing in yard holding up a chinook salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N90 circa 1929-1932
2 N91
Man with fishing rod holding up a chinook salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N92
Boy and girl standing on the nose of a pontoon airplane holding up a net full of salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N93a-b circa 1929-1932
3 N94 circa 1929-1932
2 N95 circa 1929-1932
2 N96
Man standing in a rowboat next to the pontoon airplane and landing a salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 N97a-b circa 1929-1932
2 N98a
Men trolling for fish from the pontoon airplane
circa 1929-1932
3 N98b
Men trolling for fish from the pontoon airplane
circa 1929-1932
2 N99a-100b circa 1929-1932

"O" seriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Fishing
Box item
2 O1-O2
Portrait of a fisherman
circa 1929-1932
2 O3a-b circa 1929-1932
2 O4
Portrait of a fisherman holding a bowl of food and a cup of coffee
circa 1929-1932
2 O5 circa 1929-1932
2 O6a-b
Two men in a small fishing boat traveling across the water
circa 1929-1932
3 O7a
Two men in a small fishing boat traveling across the water
circa 1929-1932
2 O7b
Two men in a small fishing boat traveling across the water
circa 1929-1932
2 O8a-b circa 1929-1932
2 O9
Three men fishing from a boat at sunrise
circa 1929-1932
3 O10
Group of people out on the lake fishing from the boat
circa 1929-1932
2 O11a-b
Men out on the lake aboard the fishing boatMt. Vernon
circa 1929-1932
3 O12
Two men out on the lake aboard the fishing boatEllenora
circa 1929-1932
3 O16a
Inland view of Norma Beach, Edmonds Washington
circa 1929-1932
2 O16b
Inland view of Norma Beach, Edmonds Washington
circa 1929-1932
2 O17
Man sitting in boat holding fishing rod
circa 1929-1932
2 O18
Man standing in boat casting fishing rod
circa 1929-1932
2 O19
Man standing in boat fishing
circa 1929-1932
2 O20
Man standing in boat reeling in a catch
circa 1929-1932
2 O21
Man standing in boat reeling in a fish as it breaks water
circa 1929-1932
2 O22
Man standing in boat landing fish
circa 1929-1932
2 O24
Man and woman in boat, man standing with fishing rod
circa 1929-1932
2 O25a-b
Two men in a boat out on the lake landing a fish
circa 1929-1932
2 O26a-b
Man in suit sitting in a rowboat
circa 1929-1932
2 O27 circa 1929-1932
2 O28a circa 1929-1932
3 O28b
Group of four men and a woman sitting in a boat being launched from Norma Beach dock
circa 1929-1932
2 O30a-b
Man sitting in back of boat starting the outboard motor
circa 1929-1932
2 O35 circa 1929-1932
2 O36-O37
Man netting a fish on the rocks at Granite Falls
circa 1929-1932
3 O38
Man standing on the rocks at Granite Falls holding a steelhead
circa 1929-1932
2 O40 a-b circa 1929-1932
2 O41 circa 1929-1932
2 O49a
Three fishermen at Norma Beach holding up a long rope strung with salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 O49b
Five fishermen stepping out of the boat and into the water carrying salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 O49c circa 1929-1932
3 O50a
Three fishermen standing in water in front of boat holding up salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 O50b
Three fishermen standing on the beach holding up a long rope strung with salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 O51 circa 1929-1932
2 O52
Fishermen standing in boat on boat launch holding salmon
circa 1929-1932
3 O53a
Little boy holding up two salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 O53b
Little boy holding up a salmon
circa 1929-1932
2 O54 circa 1929-1932
2 O57 circa 1929-1932
2 O60
Man in fishing waders holding up a king salmon
undated
3 O61a
Man in fishing waders holding up two king salmon
undated
2 O61b
Man in fishing waders holding up two king salmon
undated
2 O62a-b
Man on dock holding up a king salmon
undated
3 O63
Man holding up a king salmon
undated
2 O64
Four men holding a net full of salmon
undated
2 O65 undated
3 O66
Man wearing glove while lifting a dogfish out of a net
undated
2 O67 undated
2 O68
Man at railing of boat holding up a salmon
undated
2 O71a-b
Man fishing off the side of a boat
undated
2 O72
Man at rail of boat pulling in line at sunset
undated
3 O74
Tiny island seen across the water at sunrise
undated
3 O75
Ducks flying low to the water near the shore of the beach
undated
Twin Falls
Box item
2 O76 circa 1929-1932
2 O77-O78 circa 1929-1932
Fishing
Box item
2 O88
Man standing in boat holding fishing rod
circa 1929-1932
2 O89
Man standing in boat removing hook from fish
circa 1929-1932
2 O90
Man fishing off back of boat
circa 1929-1932
2 O91
Two men standing in boat, one with a fish on his line
circa 1929-1932
2 O96
Man driving the fishing boat
circa 1929-1932
2 O97
Man standing in water next to fishing boat
circa 1929-1932
2 O98 circa 1929-1932
2 O99a- O100
BoatSan Toyout on the water
circa 1929-1932

"P" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 P1-P2
Fleet of boats
circa 1929-1932
Horses
Box item
2 P3 circa 1929-1932
2 P4a-c
Race horses on the track beginning to race
circa 1929-1932
2 P6a circa 1929-1932
3 P6b
Race horses on track crossing the finish line
circa 1929-1932
2 P7a-c
Race horses on track crossing the finish line
circa 1929-1932
2 P8a-b circa 1929-1932
2 P9 circa 1929-1932
2 P11 circa 1929-1932
2 P12
Boy with horse
circa 1929-1932
2 P14 circa 1929-1932
2 P15 circa 1929-1932
2 P16
Crowd in grandstand seen from across the track
circa 1929-1932
2 P17a-c circa 1929-1932
3 P18
Two jockeys standing arm in arm outside stable
circa 1929-1932
2 P19 circa 1929-1932
2 P20 circa 1929-1932
2 P21 circa 1929-1932

List of negativesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

18 handwritten pages

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Bromley, Harold, 1898-1998
  • Del Rio, Dolores, 1905-1983--Photographs
  • Hawks, Frank, 1897-1938--Photographs
  • Herndon, Hugh, 1904-1952--Photographs
  • Madison, Helene, 1913-1970--Photographs
  • Novikoff, Ivan
  • Pangborn, Clyde Edward, approximately 1893-1958
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Baker, Mount--Photographs
  • Coupeville (Wash.)
  • Diablo Dam (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Ptarmigan Ridge (Pierce County, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Rainier, Mount--Photographs
  • Wallace Falls State Park (Wash.)--Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)