Mt. Rainier photograph album, 1911  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Mt. Rainier photograph album
Dates
1911 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 album with 46 photographic prints (1 folder) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1330
Summary
Photographs of people camping and hiking on Mt. Rainier
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

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.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

At the beginning of the 20th century, Mt. Rainier became the United States’ fifth national park, drawing crowds of curious sightseers and adventurous campers to explore meadows, waterfalls, and mountain landscapes. The public could hire services which included saddle horses, guided tours, tents for camping, and lodge accommodations at Longmire's Hotel. Paradise Park quickly became not only a destination, but a base of operation while Longmire’s Hotel had the benefit of location off the only road going into the park, Mountain Road. Visitation spiked in 1915 when travel to Europe was halted by World War I. New technology at the end of the 19th century in the form of the automobile also contributed to the amount of visitors the park received in the early years. Visitors came on foot, horseback, automobile, and coach to enjoy Rainier.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Album containing photographs of people camping and hiking on Mt. Rainier inclidng scenes of places and buildings on Mt. Rainier. Also inclides scenes at Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

 

Mt Rainier AlbumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
KVXA2 1 circa 1911
KVXA2 2 circa 1911
KVXA2 3 circa 1911
KVXA2 4 circa 1911
KVXA2 5 circa 1911
KVXA2 6 circa 1911
KVXA2 7 circa 1911
KVXA2 8 circa 1911
KVXA2 9
 Man with two women on the banks of the Nisqually River, WA
Written on page: Nisqually River near Longmier.
circa 1911
KVXA2 10
 Two women on horseback on road to Paradise Valley
Written on page: Road to Paradise Valley.
circa 1911
KVXA2 11 circa 1911
KVXA2 12 circa 1911
KVXA2 13
 Group standing on rocks in a river, Mt. Rainier
Written on page: Trail to Indian Henry's.
circa 1911
KVXA2 14
 View of creek leading to Paradise Valley, WA
Written on page: Road to Paradise Valley.
circa 1911
KVXA2 15
 View of Eagle Peak from the Ramparts, WA
Written on page: Eagle peak taken from the Ramparts.
circa 1911
KVXA2 16
 View of Nisqually Glacier, Mt. Rainier, WA
Written on page: Nisqually Glacier, Mt. Tacoma, Wash.
circa 1911
KVXA2 17 circa 1911
KVXA2 18 circa 1911
KVXA2 19 circa 1911
KVXA2 20 circa 1911
KVXA2 21 circa 1911
KVXA2 22
 View of river bank on Nisqually River, WA
Written on page: River Bank on Nisqually River.
circa 1911
KVXA2 23
 Group standing in snow above Reese's Camp in Paradise Park
Written on page: On a snow field above Reeses.
circa 1911
KVXA2 24 circa 1911
KVXA2 25 circa 1911
KVXA2 26 circa 1911
KVXA2 27 circa 1911
KVXA2 28
 Row of tents seen in Longmire, WA
Written on page: Sleeping Tents Longmeir's.
circa 1911
KVXA2 29
 View of Mirror Lake at Indian Henry's Hunting Ground, reflection of Mt. Rainier
Written on page: Mirror Lake Indian Henry Hunting Ground (Reflecting Mt. Tacoma).
circa 1911
KVXA2 30 circa 1911
KVXA2 31 circa 1911
KVXA2 32 circa 1911
KVXA2 33 circa 1911
KVXA2 34
 Longmire's Hotel with view of Mt. Rainier, WA
Written on page: Longmier's Hotel.
circa 1911
KVXA2 35
 Two people sliding down the snow above Reese's Camp in Paradise Parks, WA
Written on page: Sliding in the snow above Reeses Camp, July 26th, 1911.
July 26, 1911
KVXA2 36 circa 1911
KVXA2 37 circa 1911
KVXA2 38
 Small group gathered at the base of a tree
Written on page: On the Road to Manzanita Beach, July 4th 1911.
July 4, 1911
KVXA2 39 circa 1911
KVXA2 40 circa 1911
KVXA2 41
 Group gathered for dinner party
Written on page: Dinner at Tillie's Cottage, July 4th 1911.
July 4, 1911
KVXA2 42
 Group lined up for picture at the Narrows.
Written on page: Miss Bliss, George Hart, Barba Walker, Arthor Bassett, Kenneth Kiser.Close's Ranch, the "Narrows".Ina Young, Will Blair, Miss Irene Wallin, Lucy Fogg, Mildred Howard.
circa 1911
KVXA2 43 circa 1911
KVXA2 44
 Group seated in the foliage
Written on page: Close's Ranch the "Narrows".
circa 1911
KVXA2 45
 Group seated in the foliage
Written on page: Close's Ranch the "Narrows".
circa 1911
KVXA2 46
 Group posed in a line at Close's Ranch
Written on page: Close's Ranch.
circa 1911

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Eagle Peak (Lewis County, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Manzanita (Or.)--Photographs
  • Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Nisqually Glacier (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Nisqually River (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Paradise Park (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Paradise Valley (Lewis County and Pierce County, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Tacoma Narrows (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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