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Alvin H. Waite photographs, 1890-1920

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Waite, Alvin H
Title
Alvin H. Waite photographs
Dates
1890-1920 (inclusive)
Quantity
327 negatives : nitrate ; 8 x 10 inches and smaller
34 negatives : glass ; 8 x 10 inches and smaller
354 photographic prints (10 boxes) ; various sizes
Collection Number
PH0291
Summary
Photographs by Alvin H. Waite of various locales in Washington state (such as Mount Rainier and the city of Tacoma) as well as the Chicago World's Fair and various Northwest and Midwest locations.
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

Nitrate and glass plate negatives are not available for viewing due to their fragility. Viewing prints made from the originals are available for research use.

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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alvin H. Waite (also known as A.H. Waite) was born in Iowa in 1862. He had one daughter, Helen, from his first marriage, and had married his second wife, Donna Gates, by 1900. During the 1890s Waite worked as a piano tuner in Tacoma. By 1902 he had moved to Seattle, where he continued working with pianos at the D.S. Johnston Company. Despite his keen interest in recording his surroundings with his camera, Waite never made a career out of photography. He continued as a piano tuner and salesman and in 1915 established a business of his own, the Alvin H. Waite Piano Company. Alvin H. Waite died in Seattle in 1929.

Waite was an outdoorsman and traveler, and many of his photographs were made on trips between the West Coast and the Midwest. His photographs of the Mount Rainier area, made in 1893, may be among the first ever made of the region. In fact, Waite may have been the first photographer to carry a camera on an ascent of the mountain. Along with his friends and associates, Albert Barnes and Henry M. Sarvant, Waite was one of the area's most important landscape photographers during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains nitrate and glass plate negatives recording Chicago World's Fair scenes, climbing trips in Northwest mountains, and various places in the Northwest and Midwest. Included are images of the Tacoma waterfront and various streets; the Northern Pacific Railroad headquarters; ships; scenic and mountaineering views in Mount Rainier National Park locations such as the Tatoosh Range and the Longmire area; bicycling; Snoqualmie Pass in Washington's Cascade Range; the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago (1893); Yakima and the Natches River (especially irrigation flumes); various portraits; and scenic shots taken in Colorado, Iowa, South Dakota. All photographs were made by Alvin H. Waite unless otherwise indicated. A copy of the photographer's detailed logbook is available for viewing. It includes a detailed description of each image, the location of the person or object depicted, and information on the date, time of day, and weather conditions for each photograph.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

In his logbook, Waite often used the name "Mt. Tacoma" (derived from the Indian word Takhoma ) to refer to Mount Rainier.

The following is an index of geographical locations pictured in the collection:

  • British Columbia: 75-79.
  • California: 31, 51-55.
  • Chicago: 80-129.
  • Colorado and Utah: 4-30, 338.
  • Illinois and Iowa: 1-3, 130-132.
  • Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana: 133-136.
  • Mount Rainier (and related peaks and glaciers): 46, 66-71, 158-159, 161, 166-181, 183-193, 212-221, 226, 244-275, 310-313, 320, 329-330.
  • Tacoma, Washington: 32-40, 42-45, 47-50, 56-60, 73-74, 154-155, 195-196, 287-288, 296-299, 308, 319, 321.
  • Snoqualmie Pass, Washington: 229-240.
  • Washington localities: 61-65, 72, 137-153, 156, 160, 163-165, 182, 194, 197-211, 222-225, 227-228, 241-243, 276-286, 289-395, 300-307, 309, 314-318, 323-328, 333-335, 339-360.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View selections from the collection in digital format

Restrictions on Use

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

Preferred Citation

Alvin H. Waite photographs, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

1890-1891Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
South view of Normal University, Normal, Illinois (Waite 501)
August 28, 1890
1/1 2
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Waite 502)
June 2, 1891
1/1 3
Southwest view of Major College, Bloomington, Illinois (Waite 503)
June 23, 1891
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 4
Antlers Hotel with Pikes Peak in the distance, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Waite 50)
June 21, 1892
1/2 5
Ute Pass, near Rainbow Falls, Manitou, Colorado (Waite 51)
June 22, 1892
1/2 6
Conductor with Express Engine #4 of the Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway (Waite 52)
June 22, 1892
1/2 7-9
Garden of the Gods, Balancing Rock, and Porcupine Rock, Colorado (Waite 53 to 55)
June 28, 1892
1/2 10
Tunnel #4 of the Colorado Midland Railroad (Waite 56)
June 29, 1892
1/2 11-13
Rock formations at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado: the Flying Dutchman Rock, Gateway and Sentinel Rock, and Salmon Rock (Waite 57 to 59)
July 1, 1892
1/2 14
Gravesite of Helen Hunt Jackson on Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Waite 60)
July 2, 1892
1/2 15
Pikes Peak viewed from Green Mountain Falls (Waite 61)
July 3, 1892
1/3 16
Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River, including Hanging Bridge and Cañon City, Colorado (Waite 62)
July 6-12, 1892
1/3 17-19
Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River, including Hanging Bridge and Cañon City, Colorado (Waite 63 to 65)
July 6-12, 1892
1/3 20
The Narrows at Williams Canyon (Waite 66)
July 6, 1892
1/3 21-22
Rock formations at the Garden of the Gods: the Siamese Twins, and the Seal and Bear (Waite 67-68)
July 6, 1892
1/4 23
Childs-Drexel Union Printers Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Waite 157 as listed in original inventory)
July 10, 1892
1/4 24
Uphill section of the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway at Windy Point, Manitou, Colorado (Waite 69)
July 12, 1892
1/4 25
House on the summit of Pikes Peak (Waite 70)
Highest telegraph office in the world.
July 12, 1892
1/4 26
Major Domo Rock in Glen Eyrie, Manitou, Colorado (Waite 71)
July 13, 1892
1/4 27
Express Engine #4 of the Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway and railcar at train station (Waite 72)
July 14, 1892
1/4 28
Interior of the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah (Waite 73)
July 18, 1892
1/4 29
Wall and trees along south side of Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah (Waite 74)
July 19, 1892
1/4 30
Main Street looking north, Salt Lake City, Utah (Waite 75)
July 19, 1892
1/5 31
Mount Shasta from [Cole?], California (Waite 76)
July 21, 1892
1/5 32
U.S.S. Baltimore, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 77)
July 23, 1892
1/5 33
Steamers Queen and State of Washington, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 78)  
August 18, 1892
1/5 34
Steamer Premier, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 79)
September 2, 1892
1/5 35
Man with a bear and a dog at the Tacoma Hotel (Waite 80)  
September 27, 1892
1/5 36
Ship Star of Italy of Belfast (Waite 81)  
October 2, 1892
1/5 37
Steamer City of Seattle, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 82)  
October 23, 1892
1/5 38
Ship Dimsdale of Liverpool, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 83)
November 20, 1892
1/5 39
A.H. Waite at desk (Waite 84)  
N. H. Wilcox (photographer)
December 15, 1892
1/5 40
Grain Elevator A and docked ship in the Thea Foss Waterway, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 85)  
November 23, 1892
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 41
Theatre Comique (Waite 198 as listed in original Waite inventory)  
January 4, 1893
1/6 42
Electric streetcar during snowstorm, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 86)  
January 30, 1893
1/6 43
Coal bunkers, elevator, and ships from the bluff, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 87)  
January 31, 1893
1/6 44
On a bluff overlooking the bay, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 88)
January 31, 1893
1/6 45
Looking south on Saint Helens Avenue, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 89)  
January 31, 1893
1/6 46
Mount Rainier (Waite 90)  
February 16, 1893
1/6 47
Odd Fellows parade at corner of 9th Street and C Street, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 93)  
C Street may now be called Commerce.
April 26, 1893
1/6 48
Old church tower at Street Peter's Episcopal Church, [4th and Broadway?], Tacoma, Washington (Waite 95)  
May 23, 1893
1/6 49
Mount Rainier viewed from I Street between 21st and 22nd Streets, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 96)  
May 27, 1893
1/6 50
Horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians on Pacific Avenue (now part of Stadium Way) near the rail yards, viewed from the North Pacific Railway Headquarters Building, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 98)  
June 20, 1893
1/7 51
U.S.S. Monterey, off the coast of California (Waite 99)
June 25, 1893
1/7 52
Statue of Venus de Milo, Sutro Heights, San Francisco, California (Waite 101)
July 1, 1893
1/7 53
Mission Dolores, showing tile roof, San Francisco, California (Waite 103)
July 3, 1893
1/7 54
Seal Rocks and Cliff House, San Francisco, California (Waite 104)
July 4, 1893
1/7 55
Surf, Seal Rocks, and Cliff House, San Francisco, California (Waite 105)
July 4, 1893
1/8 56
Lemon's Beach, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 108)
July 16, 1893
1/8 57
Eleventh Street, west from Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 109)  
July 19, 1893
1/8 58
Overlooking the bay from the bluff, with the barkCounty Antrim of Liverpool in the distance, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 110)  
July 20, 1893
1/8 59
Lake and bridge in Wright Park, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 111)  
July 22, 1893
1/8 60
City hall and the Northern Pacific Railway headquarters building, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 112)  
July 22, 1893
1/9 61
Carbon River and coal mines, Carbonado, Washington (Waite 113)  
July 26, 1893
1/9 62
Wagon road from Carbonado to Wilkeson, Washington (Waite 114)
July 26, 1893
1/9 63
A skid road at a lumber camp near Wilkeson, Washington (Waite 115)  
July 26, 1893
1/9 64
Stationary engine with a cable for hauling and loading logs at a lumber camp near Wilkeson, Washington (Waite 116)  
July 26, 1893
1/9 65
Moss-covered trees and a portion of a wagon road, McMillin, Washington (Waite 119)
August 4, 1893
1/10 66
Group of people resting on rocks at Camp Muir, Mount Rainier (Waite 122)
August 11, 1893
1/10 67
Sluiskin Falls, Mount Rainier (Waite 123)  
August 14, 1893
1/10 68
Three climbers atop the mouth of the Nisqually Glacier and an ice cave (Waite 124)  
August 14, 1893
1/10 69
Climbers in front of an ice cave at the mouth of the Nisqually Glacier(Waite 125)
August 14, 1893
1/10 70
Mouth of the Nisqually Glacier showing an ice cave (Waite 126)  
August 14, 1893
1/10 71
South peak of Mount Rainier (Waite 127)  
August 15, 1893
1/10 72
Arthur Devoe's ranch, Eatonville, Washington (Waite 129)  
August 17, 1893
1/11 73
C Street north from the corner of 7th Street, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 130)  
August 23, 1893
1/11 74
Ninth Street east from between Saint Helens Avenue and D Street, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 131)  
August 23, 1893
1/11 75
[Hermit?] Mountain Range and Rogers Pass, British Columbia (Waite 132)
August 30, 1893
1/11 76
Illecillewaet River and Cheops Peak, British Columbia (Waite 133)
August 30, 1893
1/11 77
Mount McDonald with the Canadian Pacific Railroad in the foreground, British Columbia (Waite 134)
August 30, 1893
1/11 78
Illecillewaet, or Great Glacier of the Selkirks, British Columbia (Waite 135)
August 30, 1893
1/11 79
Mouth of Illecillewaet Glacier, British Columbia (Waite 136)
August 30, 1893
Chicago World's Fair
Photographs 80-129.
Box/Folder item
1/12 80
Statue of the Republic (Waite 140)
September 21, 1893
1/12 81
Statue of the Republic with "electric launch" in front of pedestal (Waite 141)
September 21, 1893
1/12 82
Bandstand in Court of Honor (south of Electricity Building) (Waite 142)
September 21, 1893
1/12 83
Bandstand in Court of Honor (north of Machinery Hall) (Waite 143)
September 21, 1893
1/12 84
The Basin (Waite 144)
September 21, 1893
1/12 85
The Peristyle, west front (Waite 145)
September 21, 1893
1/12 86
South Canal and obelisk (Waite 146)
Reproduction of Cleopatra's Needle.
September 21, 1893
1/12 87
West portal to Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building (Waite 147)
September 21, 1893
1/12 88
Brick battleship Illinois (Waite 148)
September 21, 1893
1/12 89
Barge of State and MacMonnies Fountain (Waite 149)
September 22, 1893
1/12 90
MacMonnies Fountain and south front of Electricity Building (Waite 150)
September 22, 1893
1/12 91
Barge of State (Waite 151)
September 22, 1893
1/13 92
South front of Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building (Waite 152)
September 22, 1893
1/13 93
South front of Administration Building (Waite 153)
September 22, 1893
1/13 94
Illinois State Building (Waite 154)
September 22, 1893
1/13 95
South front of Fine Arts Hall (Waite 155)
September 22, 1893
1/13 96
Captive balloon eagle eyrie (Waite 156)
September 22, 1893
1/13 97
New York State Building (Waite 157)
September 22, 1893
1/13 98
Brazil Building (Waite 158)
September 22, 1893
1/13 99
East Annex of Fine Arts Hall (Waite 159)
September 22, 1893
1/13 100
Costa Rica Building (Waite 160)
September 22, 1893
1/13 101
East entrance to Administration Building with statue of Columbus (Waite 161)
September 23, 1893
1/13 102
East front of Peristyle (Waite 162)
September 23, 1893
1/13 103
Santa Maria of "Columbus' Fleet" (Waite 163)
September 23, 1893
1/13 104
Nina and Pinta (Waite 164)
September 23, 1893
1/13 105
East Portal of Machinery Hall (Waite 165)
September 23, 1893
1/13 106
Administration Building and Court of Honor (Waite 166)
September 23, 1893
1/14 107
Golden Doorway of Transportation Building (Waite 167)
September 23, 1893
1/14 108
United States Government Building (Waite 168)
September 23, 1893
1/14 109
South front of Fisheries Building (Waite 169)
September 23, 1893
1/14 110
Colorado State Building (Waite 170)
September 23, 1893
1/14 111
Women's Building (Waite 171)
September 23, 1893
1/14 112
Horticultural Building, east front (Waite 172)
September 23, 1893
1/14 113
Grand Basin, Administration Building, and Court of Honor (Waite 174)
September 23, 1893
1/14 114
North Canal between Manufactures and Electricity Buildings (Waite 175)
September 23, 1893
1/14 115
India Building (Waite 176)
September 23, 1893
1/14 116
[Haitian?] Republic Building (Waite 177)
September 23, 1893
1/14 117
Lake front, looking north (Waite 178)
September 25, 1893
1/14 118
Sweden Building (Waite 179)
September 25, 1893
1/15 119
Bridge over lagoon (south of Fine Arts Hall) (Waite 180)
September 25, 1893
1/15 120
Iowa State Building (Waite 181)
September 25, 1893
1/15 121
Vermont State Building (Waite 182)
September 25, 1893
1/15 122
Florida State Building (Waite 183)
September 25, 1893
1/15 123
Looking east from 57th Street entrance (Waite 184)
September 25, 1893
1/15 124
Kentucky State Building (Waite 185)
September 25, 1893
1/15 125
Ferris wheel, looking west (Waite 186)
September 26, 1893
1/15 126
Panorama of the volcano of Kilauea (Waite 187)
September 26, 1893
1/15 127
Chinese Theatre (Waite 188)
September 26, 1893
1/15 128
Electric fountain and southwest corner of Manufactures Building (Waite 189)
September 26, 1893
1/15 129
Ferris Wheel from corner of 61st Street and Greenwood Avenue (Waite 190)
September 27, 1893
Box/Folder item
1/15 130
Ulysses S. Grant statue in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois (Waite 191)
October 4, 1893
1/15 131
The Globe in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois (Waite 192)
October 5, 1893
1/15 132
Gates ajar in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois (Waite 193)
October 7, 1893
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/16 133-134
Minnehaha Falls, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Waite 198-199)
February 28, 1894
1/16 135
Badlands, Medora, North Dakota (Waite 200)
March 2, 1894
1/16 136
On Northern Pacific Railroad, east of Missoula, Montana (Waite 201)
March 3, 1894
1/16 137
On Northern Pacific Railroad, near Stampede Pass, Washington (Waite 202)
March 4, 1894
1/16 138
Double track on Northern Pacific, near Stampede Pass, Washington (Waite 203)
March 4, 1893
1/16 139
U.S.S. Yorktown (Waite 205)  
April 4, 1894
1/16 140
Whatcom Creek Falls, New Whatcom, Washington (Waite 206)
New Whatcom was later known as Bellingham, Washington.
April 22, 1894
1/16 141
Stump of alder tree grown over cedar log, New Whatcom, Washington (207)
New Whatcom was later known as Bellingham, Washington.
April 22, 1894
1/17 142-143
Remains of Fort Bellingham, Washington (Waite 209, 210)  
April 29, 1894
box-folder:oversize
3/1 144
Mount Rainier from Orchard Hill, Lake Park, Washington (Waite 211)
June 22, 1894
Box/Folder
1/17 145
Revenue cutter U.S. Grant (Waite 212)
July 1, 1894
1/17 146
Lake Sutherland, Washington (Waite 213)
July 8, 1894
1/17 147
Wagon road near Lake Sutherland, Washington (Waite 214)
July 9, 1894
1/17 148
Mount Baker from Glacier Creek, Washington (Waite 215)  
August 9, 1894
1/17 149
Head of Great North Glacier (Waite 216)  
August 11, 1894
1/17 150
Dome and peak southwest of dome (Waite 217)  
August 11, 1894
1/17 151
Peaks southwest of dome (Waite 218)  
August 11, 1894
1/18 152
Cabin at William Thompson's ranch (Waite 219)  
August 14, 1894
1/18 153
Mount Baker from northeast of Thompson cabin (Waite 220)  
August 15, 1894
1/18 154
U.S.S. Monterey, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 223)  
August 16, 1894
1/18 155
U.S.S. Monterey, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 224)
September 18, 1894
1/18 156
Upper Falls in the Deschutes River (Waite 225)  
September 23, 1894
1/18 157
American bald eagle, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 226)  
December 12, 1894
1/18 158
Mount Rainier from City Hall tower, with U.S.S. Hasler in foreground, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 227)  
December 29, 1894
1/18 159
Mount Rainier at sunrise from G Street near Wright Park, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 228)  
December 29, 1894
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/19 160
Mouth of Natches River at junction with Yakima River, Washington (Waite 229)
February 3, 1895
box-folder:oversize
3/1 161
Mount Rainier from prairie near Orchard Hill (Waite 230)
May 13, 1895
Box/Folder
1/19 162
Steamer State of Washington  
June 9, 1895
1/19 163
Wharf and waterfront, Port Angeles, Washington (Waite 232)  
June 26, 1895
1/19 164
Waterfall in creek, east of Lake Whatcom, Washington (Waite 233)  
July 12, 1895
1/19 165
Canyon in creek, east of Lake Whatcom, Washington (Waite 234)
July 12, 1895
1/19
Mount Rainier region, Washington
Box/Folder item
1/19 166
South peak of Mount Rainier from Longmires Springs (Waite 235)  
July 31, 1895
1/19 167
South peak of Mount Rainier from the Nisqually River (Waite 236)  
July 31, 1895
1/19 168
South peak and upper part of the Nisqually Glacier from Camp of the Clouds (Waite 237)  
August 1, 1895
1/19 169-171
Panorama from Camp of the Clouds, Tatoosh Mountain Range (Waite 238, 239, 240)  
Panorama is made from three images.
August 1, 1895
1/20 172
Panorama from Camp Muir, Gibraltar Rock (Waite 241)  
August 1, 1895
1/20 173
Panorama of Cowlitz Cleaver from Camp Muir (Waite 242)  
August 1, 1895
1/20 174
Snow field and crevasses at head of White River Glacier (Waite 243)  
August 2, 1895
1/20 175
Snow field and snow blocks, looking northeast over White River Glacier (Waite 244)  
August 2, 1895
1/20 176
Summit of Mount Rainier, showing east rim of crater, from Gibraltar Rock (Waite 245)  
August 2, 1895
1/20 177
Tatoosh Mountain Range from Paradise Park (Waite 246)
August 3, 1895
1/20 178
Head of Nisqually Glacier and summit, showing Gibraltar Rock (Waite 247)  
August 4, 1895
1/20 179
Great ice wall in Nisqually Glacier (Waite 248)  
August 4, 1895
1/20 180
Nisqually Glacier from above mouth (Waite 249)  
August 4, 1895
1/20 181
Mouth of Nisqually Glacier (Waite 250)  
August 4, 1895
1/20 182
Forest wagon road in Succotash Valley, east of Elbe,Washington (Waite 251)  
August 5, 1895
1/20 183
Crevasse in Nisqually Glacier near head of glacier (Waite 252)  
August 18, 1895
1/21 184
Tatoosh Mountains from Paradise Park (Waite 253)  
August 19, 1895
1/21 185
Panorama showing South Peak, Crater Peak, and glacial formation (Waite 254)  
August 19, 1895
1/21 186
Panorama showing Gibraltar Rock, Cowlitz Cleaver, the Bee Hive, and head of Nisqually River (Waite 255)  
August 19, 1895
1/21 187
Four men camping (Anderson, Reed, Sheffield, Waite) (Waite 256)  
August 19, 1895
1/21 188
South Peak (Waite 257)  
August 19, 1895
1/21 189-190
Panorama looking up Cowlitz Glacier, showing South Peak, Crater Peak, and Gibraltar Rock (Waite 258, 259)  
August 23, 1895
1/21 191
Gibraltar Rock from Paradise Glacier (Waite 260)  
August 23, 1895
1/21 192
Largest mouth of Nisqually Glacier from north side of river (Waite 261)  
August 27, 1895
1/21 193
Men at great ice wall at largest mouth of Nisqually Glacier (Waite 262)  
August 27, 1895
1/21 194
In the forest near Longmires Springs (Waite 263)  
August 28, 1895
item
1/21 195
U.S.S. Philadelphia, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 276)  
December 3, 1895
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/22 196
Steamer Flyer, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 277)  
January 10, 1896
1/22 197
Navigating flume on Natches River, North Yakima, Washington (Waite 278)  
April 7, 1896
1/22 198
Section of flume on Natches River, North Yakima, Washington (Waite 279)  
April 7, 1896
1/22 199
Section of flume, 90 feet high, on Natches River, North Yakima, Washington (Waite 280)  
April 7, 1896
1/22 200
Siphon of flume on Natches River, North Yakima, Washington (Waite 281)  
April 7, 1896
1/22 201
Bridge in Yakima River Canyon (Waite 282)
April 19, 1896
1/22 202-203
Canyon of Yakima River (Waite 283-284)
April 19, 1896
1/22 204
Bridge 97 in canyon of Yakima River (Waite 285)  
April 19, 1896
1/22 205
Section of Corduroy Road, a wagon road from Sumner to Buckley, Washington (Waite 286)  
April 21, 1896
1/22 206
Wagon road from Sumner to Buckley, Washington (Waite 287)
On Elhi Hill.
April 21, 1896
box-folder:oversize
3/1 207
Mount Rainier from Clover Creek (Waite 288)
June 14, 1896
Box/Folder
1/23 208
Roadway at foot of hill near Ohop Lake, Eatonville, Washington (Waite 289)  
July 12, 1896
1/23 209
On Ohop Hill at Ohop Lake, near Eatonville, Washington (Waite 290)  
July 12, 1896
1/23 210
Forest road at top of Ohop Hill, near Eatonville, Washington (Waite 291)  
July 12, 1896
1/23 211
Road, north of Eatonville, Washington (Waite 292)
July 12, 1896
1/24 212
Men camping on Theosophy Ridge (Waite 293)  
July 25, 1896
1/24 213
Canyon in Paradise Park near Camp of the Clouds (Waite 294)
July 25, 1896
1/24 214
Panorama of Camp of the Winds or Camp Misery at base of Gibraltar (Waite 295)  
July 27, 1896
1/24 215
Panorama, to the left of camp, over Nisqually Glacier (Waite 296)  
July 27, 1896
1/24 216
North Peak of Mount Rainier from Columbia Crest (Waite 297)
July 28, 1896
1/24 217
Overlooking crater from base of Columbia Crest (Waite 298)  
July 28, 1896
1/24 218
Climbers standing on Columbia Crest, "the highest point on the mountain" (Waite 299)  
July 28, 1896
1/24 219
Paradise Park and Tatoosh Mountains (Waite 300)  
July 29, 1896
1/24 220
In Paradise Park (Waite 301)  
July 30, 1896
1/24 221
Narada Falls, Paradise River (Waite 302)  
July 30, 1896
1/25 222
Fir trees near Longmire Springs Washington (Waite 303)  
July 31, 1896
1/25 223
Bicycle parked under fir trees near Longmire Springs, Washington (Waite 304)  
July 31, 1896
1/25 224
Fir tree near Elbe, Washington (Waite 305)
Tree is 30 ft. in circumference.
August 9, 1896
1/25 225
On Corduroy Road, Mashel Mountain, near Eatonville, Washington (Waite 306)  
August 9, 1896
1/25 226
Mount Rainier from Vista Peak (Waite 307)  
August 11, 1896
1/25 227
Avon Ranch, owned by John Ransweiler and family, Elbe, Washington (Waite 308)  
August 12, 1896
1/25 228
Three fir trees grown together at Mashel River near Eatonville, Washington (Waite 309)  
August 13, 1896
1/26 229
Deserted cabin (Waite 310)  
October 15, 1896
1/26 230
In the road (Waite 311)
October 15, 1896
1/26 231
Cabin in clearing with mountain range in distance (Waite 312)  
October15, 1896
1/26 232
Old log cabin called Star Cabin (Waite 313)  
October 15, 1896
1/26 233
Road near summit of pass (Waite 314)
October 16, 1896
1/26 234
Summit of Snoqualmie Pass (Waite 315)
October 16, 1896
1/26 235
Meadow and mountain range near summit (Waite 316)
October 16, 1896
1/26 236
West end of Lake Kitchelos (Waite 317)
October 16, 1896
1/26 237-239
Road along north side of Lake Kitchelos (Waite 318 to 320)
October 16, 1896
1/26 240
Lake Kitchelos and headwaters of Yakima River (Waite 321)  
October 16, 1896
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/1 241
U.S.S. Concord, Port Angeles, Washington (Waite 325)  
July 9, 1897
2/1 242
On the wagon road to the Elwha River, near Port Angeles, Washington (Waite 326)
July 11, 1897
2/1 243
U.S.S. Oregon, Port Angeles, Washington (Waite 327)  
July 12, 1897
Ascent of Mount Rainier
Photographs 244-276.
Box/Folder item
2/2 244
Mount Rainier from upper bend in Carbon River (Waite 328)  
July 18, 1897
2/2 245
Mouth of Carbon Glacier and top of mountain (Waite 329)  
July 18, 1897
2/2 246
Face of Carbon Glacier (Waite 330)  
July 18, 1897
2/2 247-249
Mount Rainier from Moraine Park (Waite 331, 332, 333)  
July 19, 1897
2/2 250
Looking down Carbon Glacier at canyons from Moraine Park (Waite 334)  
July 19, 1897
2/2 251
Mount Rainier from Eagle Cliff (Waite 335)  
July 19, 1897
2/2 252-253
Panorama of Mount Rainier from Eagle Cliff (Waite 336, 337)  
July 19, 1897
2/2 254
In Spray Park, with Fay Peak in middle distance (Waite 338)  
July 20, 1897
2/3 255
Looking over north Mowich Glacier from Spray Park (Waite 339)  
July 20, 1897
2/3 256
On the trail from Spray Park to North Mowich Glacier (Waite 340)  
July 20, 1897
2/3 257
Bluffs, waterfall, and portion of Moraine at North Mowich Glacier (Waite 341)  
July 20, 1897
2/3 258
Looking up South Mowich Glacier (Waite 342)
July 20, 1897
2/3 259
Basaltic columns at South Mowich Glacier (Waite 343)  
July 21, 1897
2/3 260
Looking up South Mowich Glacier, North Peak visible (Waite 344)  
July 21, 1897
2/3 261
Looking up Puyallup Glacier (Waite 345)  
July 21, 1897
2/3 262
Liberty Gap, North Peak, and Crater Peak, looking over South Mowich Glacier (Waite 346)  
July 21, 1897
2/3 263
Ice fall on Puyallup Glacier (Waite 347)  
July 21, 1897
2/3 264
Forks of North Tahoma Glacier with South Tahoma Glacier in distance (Waite 348)  
July 21, 1897
2/3 265
Looking up North Tahoma Glacier, south and north peaks (Waite 349)  
July 21, 1897
2/3 266
Ice pinnacles on North Tahoma Glacier (Waite 350)  
July 22, 1897
2/3 267
North and South Tahoma Glaciers (Waite 351)  
July 22, 1897
2/3 268
South Tahoma Glacier, showing South Peak and North Peak (Waite 352)  
July 22, 1897
2/4 269
Looking south from Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds (Waite 353)  
July 22, 1897
2/4 270
South Peak and head of Kautz Glacier (Waite 354)  
July 22, 1897
2/4 271
Looking southeast across Kautz Canyon (Waite 355)  
July 22, 1897
2/4 272
Mount Rainier from Pinnacle Peak, Tatoosh Range (Waite 356)  
July 25, 1897
2/4 273
Trail near base of Gibraltar Rock (Waite 357)  
July 27, 1987
2/4 274
Little Tahoma Peak, looking over Cowlitz Glacier (Waite 358)  
July 27, 1897
2/4 275
Crevasses in Nisqually Glacier below Camp Muir (Waite 359)  
July 27, 1897
2/4 276
Iron Spring at Longmire Springs (Waite 360)  
July 28, 1897
Box/Folder item
2/4 277
Loading horses and mules onto steamer Willamette, bound for Alaska (Waite 361)
August 7, 1897
2/4 278
Puget Sound Indians in canoe, Steilacoom, Washington (Waite 362)  
August 8, 1897
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/5 279
Looking east from Cap Sante, Anacortes, Washington (Waite 365)
May 15, 1898
2/5 280
On steamer State of Washington, outside Deception Pass, Washington (Waite 366)
May 18, 1898
2/5 281
On steamer State of Washington, inside Deception Pass, Washington (Waite 367)
May 18, 1898
2/5 282
Steamer City of Aberdeen (Waite 368)
May 18, 1898
2/5 283
Upper Falls at Tumwater, Deschutes River, Olympia, Washington (Waite 369)
May 23, 1898
2/5 284
Looking over Lake Whatcom near Silver Beach (Waite 370)
May 25, 1898
2/5 285
Bark Hesper of San Francisco, with Port Townsend in distance (Waite 371)  
July 6, 1898
2/5 286
Steamer Flyer, (made from steamer Kingston, Seattle (Waite 372)  
July 6, 1898
2/6 287
Statue of Mercury in Wright Park, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 373)
July 8, 1898
2/6 288
Pathway near end of electric car line, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 374)
July 9, 1898
2/6 289
Pathway near Rustic Bridge, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 375)
July 9, 1898
2/6 290
Steamer Alice Gertrude, Port Angeles, Washington (Waite 379)
July 13, 1898
2/6 291
Steamer Garland, Port Angeles, Washington (Waite 377)
July 14, 1898
2/6 292
Olympic Mountains from east Port Angeles, Washington (Waite 378)  
July 14, 1898
2/6 293
From steamer Garland en route to Port Angeles (Waite 379)
July 15, 1898
2/6 294
Snoqualmie Falls (Waite 380)
July 17, 1898
2/6 295
Snoqualmie River above Snoqualmie Falls (Waite 381)  
July 17, 1898
2/6 296
Residence of Dr. M.M. Dodge, 908 South 9th Street, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 382)  
July 21, 1898
2/6 297
Steamer Multnomah from Rustic Bridge in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 383)  
July 26, 1898
2/6 298-299
A.H. Waite in rowboat, Tacoma harbor, Washington (Waite 384, 385)  
August 9, 1898
2/7 300
On wagon road looking south, Olympia, Washington (Waite 388)
September 25, 1898
2/7 301
In the woods, Olympia, Washington (Waite 389)
September 25, 1898
2/7 302
Wagon road, Bucoda, Washington (Waite 390)
September 25, 1898
2/7 303
Skookumchuck River near Centralia, Washington (Waite 391)
September 24, 1898
2/7 304
In the forest north of Centralia, Washington (Waite 392)  
September 25, 1898
2/7 305-306
Black River from wagon bridge, looking downstream, Gate City, Washington (Waite 393, 394)  
September 27, 1898
2/7 307
Steamer Victor (Waite 395)  
October 5, 1898
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/8 308
Japanese training ship Hi Yei, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 396)  
May 14, 1899
2/8 309
Tug Rabboni towing ship G. F. Seargent between Port Townsend and Seattle, Washington (Waite 397)
June 24, 1899
2/8 310
Mount Rainier from Indian reservation, looking up Puyallup River (Waite 398)  
July 1, 1899
2/8 311-312
Mount Rainier from Indian reservation, looking up Puyallup River (Waite 399, Waite 400)  
July 10, 1899
2/8 313
Mount Rainier from wagon bridge at Indian reservation (Waite 401)
July 10, 1899
2/8 314
Clouds between Port Orchard and Tacoma, Washington (Waite 403)
July 26, 1899
2/8 315
Mashel River from wagon bridge looking west, Eatonville, Washington (Waite 404)  
August 18, 1899
2/8 316
Mashel River from wagon bridge looking east, Eatonville, Washington (Waite 405)  
August 18, 1899
2/8 317
Mashel River Canyon above Eatonville, Washington (Waite 406)  
August 18, 1899

1901-1923Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/9 318
Wild parsnips, Hoquiam, Washington (Waite 407)
June 30, 1901
2/9 319
Cannon from Philippine Islands in Wright Park, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 408)
July 4, 1901
2/9 320
Mount Rainier from railroad bridge over Puyallup River (Waite 409)  
July 5, 1901
2/9 321
Wharf, looking north from Commercial Dock, Tacoma, Washington (Waite 412)  
November 10, 1901
2/9 322
A.H. Waite (Waite 417)  
May 4, 1902
2/9 323
Lake Washington bicycle path, Seattle, Washington (Waite 428)  
September 21, 1902
2/9 324
On Lake Chelan between Lakeside and [Moore's?], Washington (Waite 431)
July 13, 1903
2/9 325
Looking across Lake Chelan, Washington (Waite 432)
July 14, 1903
2/9 326
Chelan River above Chelan Falls, Washington (Waite 433)
July 16, 1903
2/9 327
Columbia River from steamer Seakirk (Waite 434-437)
July 17, 1903
2/10 328
A.H. Waite, Seattle, Washington (Waite 435)  
August 2, 1903
2/10 329
Mount Rainier from A.H. Waite home, Seattle, Washington (Waite 436)
June 4, 1904
2/10 330
Mount Rainier from A.H.Waite home, Seattle, Washington (Waite 437)
June 10, 1904
2/10 331
Mount Rainier from bluff at 31st Avenue and Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington (Waite 438)
June 12, 1904
2/10 332
Rockery around madrona tree (Waite 446)
July 27, 1906
2/10 333
Delivering piano on a sled to Alex Forsberg, Preston, Washington (Waite 455)  
July 13, 1907
2/10 334
Delivering piano to C.F. Jimison, Falls City, Washington (Waite 456)  
July 17, 1907
2/10 335
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington (Waite 457)
July 19, 1907
2/10 336
A.H. Waite in front of madrona tree (Waite 458)
July 27, 1907
2/10 337
A.H. Waite and madrona tree (Waite 459)  
July 27, 1907
2/11 338
Two women on burros at Cheyenne Canyon (Waite 460)
July 27, 1892
2/11 339
Head of Lake Chelan, Washington (Waite 461)
July 27, 1904
2/11 340
Residence of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Waite, 518 34th Avenue, Seattle, Washington (Waite 463)
June 12, 1910
2/11 341
View across Lake Washington from A.H. Waite home, Seattle, Washington (Waite 464)
July 7, 1909
2/11 342-343
Views across Lake Washington from A.H. Waite home, Seattle, Washington (Waite 465, 466)
July 8, 1909
2/11 344
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, from north side of river (Waite 470)
May 12, 1920
2/12 345
A.H. Waite Studebaker automobile at Enumclaw picnic grove, Washington (Waite 472)
June 4, 1920
2/12 346
Studebaker automobile on paved road (Waite 473)  
June 4, 1920
2/12 347
Mrs. A.H. Waite in Studebaker automobile (Waite 477)  
June 25, 1920
2/12 348-350
Mrs. O.E. Gates in Studebaker automobile (Waite 478-480)  
June 25, 1920
2/12 351
Automobile parked in front of house at 518 6th Avenue, [Seattle, Washington?] (Waite 485)
May 7, 1923
2/12 352
D.S. Johnston & Co., piano and organ store, Seattle, Washington (Waite 499)  
2/12 353
Waterfall [possibly Snoqualmie Falls, Washington] (Waite 504)
2/12 354
View of mountain across lake (Waite 505)
2/12 355
View of mountain across lake (Waite 506)
item
356-363
Miscellaneous mountain views (Waite 507-513)