Bernice Usdane photograph collection, circa 1908-circa 1922 PDF
- Usdane, Bernice
- Bernice Usdane photograph collection
- circa 1908-circa 1922 (inclusive)19081922
- 13 photographs (1 folder) ; sizes vary
- Collection Number
- Includes photos of children and adults at Settlement House in Seattle and buildings at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
- University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- 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.
Historical BackgroundReturn to Top
The Seattle Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) founded Settlement House in 1906. (Settlement House was renamed Neighborhood House in 1947). They founded it on the model established by Toynbee Hall in London (1884) and on Jane Addams' Hull House in Chicago (1889). Settlement houses were part of a social reform movement to address problems resulting from industrialization, immigration, and crowded tenements. Seattle's Settlement House was a neighborhood center for Jewish immigrants that provided hundreds of new arrivals with medical and employment assistance, legal services, social orientation, and education.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection includes photos of children and adults at Settlement House in Seattle and buildings at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top
Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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
Settlement HouseReturn to Top
Group of Settlement House girls standing on dock
Originally written in album: All aboard for Kidland.
Group of Settlement House girls sitting on grassy hill
Originally written in album: Weeds.
Settlement House's Mother Swartz and girls sitting on hillside
Originally written in album: Mother Swartz and the family.In 1908, Hannah Schwartz came from San Francisco to live at Settlement House as the resident worker. She was the first paid employee, worked there for 14 years and was remembered as the beloved house mother.
Girls exercising at Settlement House
Originally written in album: Working up an appetite (??!!???)
Settlement House girls dancing outdoors
Originally written in album: One, two, three, step.
Settlement House girls outdoors
Originally written in album: The little workers.
Settlement House children eating candy outdoors with Eva Stusser standing at right
Eva Stusser is the mother of Bernice Usdane.
Panama-Pacific International ExpositionReturn to Top
VariousReturn to Top
Group at Nisqually Glacier on Mount Rainier
Included are: Eva Stusser (center); her uncle, Julius Shaffer (2nd from left) and her uncle, Izzy Shaffer (2nd from right).Eva Stusser is the mother of Bernice Usdane.
|July 5, 1915|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
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- Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)