Nathan Eckstein photograph collection, circa 1869-1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Eckstein, Nathan, 1873-1945
Nathan Eckstein photograph collection
circa 1869-1915 (inclusive)
8 photographs (1 folder) ; various sizes
Collection Number
Photographs of Seattle collected by Jewish civic and business leader Nathan Eckstein
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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Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by King County 4Culture

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nathan Eckstein was born on January 10, 1873, in Bavaria, Germany. In 1888, he came to New York and worked in the wholesale grocery business. He married Mina Schwabacher in 1902 and the two moved to Seattle, where Eckstein entered into business with his Schwabacher in-laws and eventually succeeded Bailey Gatzert as president of Schwabacher Bros. & Co.

Eckstein was a member of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, the Seattle School Board (twice serving as president), and many other civic and cultural organizations. Also active in Seattle's Jewish Community, Eckstein served on the board of congregation Temple De Hirsch and was its second president.

Nathan Eckstein's long record of service to the civic, social, and cultural life of Seattle earned him the title "Seattle's most useful citizen" in 1926.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains views of Seattle including Bailey Gatzert and the Bailey Gatzert home, Pioneer Square, and Nathan Eckstein marching in a Shriners parade in 1915.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1  Intersection of Commercial Street (now First Avenue) and Mill Street (now Yesler Way) in Seattle showing location of first Schwabacher Bros. & Co. store at corner and sign for Daily Postat right
Theodore E. Peiser(40) (photographer)
The Schwabacher Bros. & Co. store was at this location from 1863-1870.Print is a copy derived from a copy negative made by Webster & Stevensfrom an original photograph by Peiser. See the Theodore E. Peiser photographs, PH Coll. 282.
circa 1884
1 2  Employees, goods, and, horse-drawn wagons in front of Schwabacher Bros. & Co. store. Queen City Candy Co. and Crescent Mfg. Co. at right circa 1870s
1 3   The Maples, a house (possibly the Bailey Gatzert residence) with group of people having tea in yard circa 1890s
1 4  Bailey Gatzert residence at corner of Third Avenue and James Street, Seattle
Huntington Bros, Olympia, Washington Territory (Photographer)
: Stereographs
circa 1880s
1 5  Portrait of Bailey Gatzert
Edouart & Cobb, San Francisco, CA (Photographer)
circa 1869
1 6  Nathan Eckstein and others marching in Shriners parade in front of Sullivan Bros. tobacco and news store, the Bon Ton, and the Burnside Hotel July 1915
1 7  People shoveling snow in Pioneer Square near pergola and totem pole with Hotel Northern, Mutual Life building, Falkenburg & Laucks, and ticket office for Sno-Pacific Line in background circa 1916
1 8  Joanna Eckstein dressed for horseback riding in front of gate to pasture circa 1930s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Eckstein, Joanna, 1903-1983--Photographs
  • Eckstein, Nathan, 1873-1945--Photographs
  • Gatzert, Bailey, 1829-1893--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America
  • Schwabacher Bros. & Company (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Pioneer Square (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Stereographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Edouart & Cobb (photographer)

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