Clarence Leroy Andrews photographs, 1893-1929  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Andrews, Clarence Leroy, 1862-1948
Clarence Leroy Andrews photographs
1893-1929 (inclusive)
67 photographic prints
23 negatives : glass ; 6.5" x 8.5"
1 negatives : nitrate
Collection Number
Photographs of early Seattle, and views of Oregon and Alaska
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Clarence Leroy Andrews moved to Seattle in 1890, where he spent the next 7 years as a deputy in the King County auditor's office and also owned a small printing business. He left for Alaska in 1897 to join the Duke of Abruzzi's expedition to scale Mount Saint Elias on the Alaska-Canada border. It was on this trip that he learned the rudiments of photography. Although he planned to return to Seattle, he stopped briefly in Sitka and remained there for a year working for the Customs office. For more than a decade, beginning in 1898, he continued his work in Sitka, Skagway and Eagle before returning once again to Seattle. He made repeated trips to Alaska in the following years serving as newsman and photographer for the Juneau newspaper Empire and also as a surveyor for the School and Reindeer Service for the Alaska Bureau of Education. The later years of Andrew's life were devoted to writing about Alaska and the Eskimo and he contributed many articles on aspects of Alaskan life and culture to magazines and newspapers. He died in Oregon in 1948.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes images of early Seattle, and views of Oregon and Alaska from 1893 to 1929. (Some of the early images of Seattle may not have been Andrews' work, since his interest in photography, according to sources, did not become apparent until 1897.)

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BOX 1: Prints

Folder 1: 25 contact prints made from original glass or nitrate negatives.

Andrews [1]: Seattle waterfront, showing the Pacific Coast Steamship Dock, Pier B and the Columbia and Puget Sound R.R. Dock, Pier C, with L.C. Smith Building in background, 1915
Andrews [2]: Seattle waterfront, 1915
Andrews [3]: Seattle from King County Courthouse at 7th Avenue and Terrace, view west towards waterfront, 1917
Andrews [4]: Denny regrade, Seattle, undated
Andrews [5]: Ship at Seattle coal bunkers, 1896
Andrews [6]: Mrs. Bagley and Mrs. Carr on Mrs. Bagley's 91st birthday, May 8, 1910
Andrews [7]: The old Monitor Monterey, 1895
Andrews [8]: Railroad yards, Seattle, showing King Street station (nitrate negative)
Andrews [9]: Two Tlingit men wearing Chilkat blanket and robe, ceremonial hat and headdress, standing beside carved grease dish and holding raven rattle, Alaska, circa 1900-1923 (NA2893)
Andrews [10]: Tlingit women in ceremonial dress, Alaska, circa 1912 (NA2892)
Andrews [11]: Tlingit men and boys in ceremonial dress, Hoonah, Alaska, circa 1912 (NA2890)
Andrews [12]: Tlingit men in ceremonial dress with painted paddles, Alaska, circa 1912 (NA2889)
Andrews [13]: Fremont from the lower slope of Capitol Hill, circa 1893
Andrews [14]: Fremont taken from Westlake Blvd, 1893
Andrews [15]: Fremont Milling Co. and mill property in foreground, circa 1893
Andrews [16]: Laying cornerstone of the University of Washington,1894
Andrews 9: Athapascan woman and children, Yukon River, Alaska, 1908 (NA2964)
Andrews 549: Smith Cove and the Great Northern docks, 1911
Andrews 550: Seattle from Kinnear Park, looking south, 1911
Andrews 647: Denny Hall, 1896
Andrews 650: Seattle from looking north from King County Courthouse at 7th and Terrace, St. James Cathedral in distance, 1915
Andrews 651: Excavating Lake Washington Ship Canal, 1913
Andrews 652: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition at night, 1909
Andrews 653: The old Monitor Monterey 1894-1895.
Andrews 654: Denny Hall under construction, 1895
Andrews 659: Construction of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Lake Washington Ship Canal, 1914
Andrews 704: Denny Hall, 1896
Andrews 705: Pipe line on tide flats, 1896
Andrews 706: Filling tide flats - first work, near site of the King Street depot, 1896
Andrews 707: Seattle and the bay from King County Courthouse at 7th and Terrace, L.C. Smith Building to the left, 1917
Andrews 708: Seattle looking northwest from the King County Courthouse at 7th Ave. and Terrace, Rainier-Grand Hotel to the right, 1896
Andrews 709: The Meike Maru, first ship of Japanese line, on first trip, 1896
Andrews 710: Territorial University of Washington

Folder 2: 6 black and white photographs of Seattle and Spokane including Spokane Falls (1911), and barracks/apartments on Madison St., Seattle (1940)

Folder 3: 8 black and white photographs of sites in Oregon, circa 1930s. Fort Klamath, Bend, Jacksonville, Crater Lake, Kirbyville, cattle range in Morrow County.

Folder 4: 23 black and white photographs of Alaska, circa 1911-1927. Includes King Island village (1917, 1927), Postman Henry Copple (1929), Graham Reach, Bally Hoo Mt. (1929), Wireless Station at Dutch Harbor (1929), N.A.C. Co. building at Dutch Harbor (1929), cabbage and potatoes at Kotzebue (1929), Snake River at Nome (1926), Mission Hospital at Nome (1927), Surf bathing at Nome (1927), Hauling walrus on ice (1925), Village of Knik (1911).

BOX 2: Glass negatives

BOX 3: Nitrate negative

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass negatives
  • Photographic prints

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