Theodosia Young photograph collection, 1860s-1980s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Young, Theodosia
Title
Theodosia Young photograph collection
Dates
1860s-1980s (inclusive)
Quantity
309 photographic prints, 155 negatives, 24 slides, 18 ephemera items (4 boxes) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1162
Summary
Photographs relating to Theodosia Young and her mother the well-known African American gallery owner and dealer in Seattle, Zoe Dusanne
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

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Theodosia Young was the daughter of Zoe Dusanne, the well-known African-American gallery owner of Seattle, Washington. Zoe Dusanne was born in 1880 in Kansas to a hairdresser and a self-taught stonemason. Growing up in Colorado and Iowa, Zoe later attended Oberlin College and the University of Illinois before moving to Seattle in 1911. By 1928, Zoe had moved to New York City, where she met many artists and fostered a lifelong interest in contemporary art. Returning to Seattle in 1942, she established a gallery in her home on Lakeview Place in 1950, creating one of the first privately owned modern-art galleries in Seattle. In her Lakeview place gallery, Dusanne exhibited the work of many prominent Northwest artists as well as many New York and international artists. Zoe stayed in contact throughout her life with many of the artists she met in New York and Seattle. When freeway construction claimed her home in 1959, she moved her gallery to 532 Broadway East. In 1964, Zoe Dusanne retired due to illness and later died in Seattle in 1972.

Dusanne's daughter, Theodosia Young was born in 1909 when Zoe and her first husband George Young were living in Omaha, Nebraska. After Zoe separated from George, Theodosia and her mother moved to Seattle where Theodosia began attending Holy Names Academy. Theodosia studied theater and dance at the Cornish School and performed in New York and New England in the 1930s. From 1940 to 1945, while living in New York, Theodosia was married to Walter Snow. She returned to Seattle in 1950. Because of her mother's prominence in the city as an art exhibitor and dealer, Theodosia became friends with a number of important local Northwest artists. Set on honoring her mother's contribution to the contemporary art world and to the city of Seattle, Theodosia Young worked with Master's student Patricia Svoboda to create a tribute honoring Zoe Dusanne at the Seattle Art Museum in 1977. Theodosia Young died in Seattle on February 13, 1999.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of the well-known African-American Seattle art gallery owner Zoe Dusanne and her daughter, Theodosia Young. Photographs include portraits of artist friends and acquaintances, Dusanne's Lakeview gallery, and images from Zoe Dusanne's 1977 tribute at the Seattle Art Museum. The collection also includes Christmas cards, other correspondence from friends and artists, and a series of tintypes and carte-de-visite photographs, possibly collected by Zoe Dusanne or Theodosia Young.

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

 

Theodosia YoungReturn to Top

Theodosia Young was the daughter of Zoe Dusanne, the well-known African-American gallery owner of Seattle, Washington. She was born in 1909, and attended the Holy Names Academy in Seattle as a child. Later, Theodosia studied theater and dance at the Cornish School and performed in New York and New England in the 1930s. Because of her mother's prominence in the city as an art exhibitor and dealer, Theodosia became friends with a number of important local Northwest artists.

Container(s) Description Dates
Childhood
Portraits
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
Zoe Dusanne and baby Theodosia sitting on the grass
Written on verso: Theodosia 6 1/2 months Omaha Nebr.
1909
1/1 2
Baby Theodosia sitting on Zoe's lap on the front porch of their house
1909
box-folder:oversize
3/1 3a-c
Portraits of baby Theodosia Young in a white dress
circa 1910s
Box/Folder
1/1 4 circa 1910s
1/1 5
Theodosia and a man sitting on the front steps of a house
circa 1910s
1/1 6
Theodosia walking on a sidewalk
circa 1910s
1/1 7 circa 1910s
1/1 8
Theodosia standing on a sidewalk looking towards a house
circa 1910s
1/1 9
A young girl, possibly Theodosia, pushing a baby stroller
circa 1910s
1/1 10 circa 1910s
1/1 11a-c circa 1910s
box-folder:oversize
3/1 12
Portrait of Theodosia wearing a pink bow and necklace
circa 1910s
3/2 13
Portrait of Theodosia holding a balloon
circa 1910s-1920s
3/2 14
Portrait of Theodosia sitting in a chair holding a ball
circa 1910s-1920s
Box/Folder
1/1 15
Theodosia standing in the grass with a bow in her hair
Same as item 165.15b.
circa 1920s
1/1 16
Theodosia playing with flowers in front of a porch
circa 1920s
Holy Names Academy
Box/Folder item
1/2 17 1919
1/2 18 circa 1920s
1/2 19
Three nuns standing in front of bushes
circa 1920s
1/2 20
Nun standing in front of a tree
circa 1920s
1/2 21
Photograph of posterboard with images of Holy Names Academy nuns, school grounds, and fourth and fifth grade class
circa 1920s
1/2 22
Nun, probably Sister Eulalia Teresa, standing underneath a tree
circa 1920s
1/2 23
Charm with a drawing of a nun
circa 1910s-1990s
1/2 24
Blue ribbon with gold charm on the end
circa 1910s-1990s
Adulthood
box-folder:oversize item
3/3 25
Katharine Hepburn and Theodosia Young on a movie set, probably for the 1933 film The Warrior's Husband
circa 1920s-1930s
Box/Folder
1/3 26
Theodosia in a bathing suit sitting on a wooden fence
circa 1920s-1930s
1/3 27
Reflection of Theodosia in a hand mirror
circa 1920s-1930s
1/3 28
Theodosia laughing while sitting on a couch
circa 1920s-1930s
1/3 29 circa 1920s-1930s
1/3 30a-b circa 1920s-1930s
1/3 31a-b circa 1920s-1930s
1/3 32
Portrait of Theodosia in a flower-print dress
circa 1920s-1930s
1/3 33 circa 1920s-1930s
1/4 34
Theodosia wearing a hat sitting in a wicker chair
May 1935
1/4 35a-e 1939
1/4 36
Theodosia standing in front of two trees
circa 1930s
1/4 37 circa 1930s
1/4 38
Theodosia wearing a coat standing in front of a car
circa 1930s-1940s
1/4 39
Theodosia sitting next to an older woman
circa 1930s-1940s
1/4 40a-b
Portrait of Theodosia
circa 1930s-1940s
1/5 41a-d circa 1930s-1940s
box-folder:oversize
3/3 42
Portrait of Theodosia and a man, possibly her husband Walter Snow
circa 1930s-1940s
Box/Folder
1/5 43 circa 1930s-1940s
1/5 44a-b circa 1930s-1940s
1/5 45
Theodosia smoking a cigarette in a chair
circa 1940s
1/5 46
Theodosia wearing a large pin standing behind flowers
circa 1940s
1/5 47a-b
Theodosia sitting in a folding chair wearing glasses and a hat
circa 1940s-1950s
1/5 48a-f circa 1940s-1950s
1/5 49
Theodosia and another woman standing in front of a statue
circa 1940s-1960s
1/6 50 circa 1960s
1/6 51
Theodosia standing next to an archway with a dog
October 1972
1/6 52
Theodosia's passport photograph
1982
1/6 53
Portrait of Theodosia wearing glasses and a gray jacket
circa 1980s
1/6 54a-i circa 1980s
Probably Theodosia's Home
Box/Folder item
1/7 55
Exterior view of the house with Lake Union in the background
circa 1960s-1970s
1/7 56
View of the side of the house with a potted plant
circa 1960s-1970s
1/7 57a-c circa 1970s-1980s
1/7 58a-b circa 1970s-1980s
1/7 59a-c
Living room with blue chair and artwork on the wall
circa 1970s-1980s
1/7 60a-c
Living room with round stone table
December 1972
1/7 61
Couch in the living room with artwork on the wall behind it
circa 1960s-1970s
1/7 62
Side table and lamp in the living room
December 1972
1/7 63
Wooden dresser with African sculpture in living room
This sculpture was originally part of the Frank Crowninshield collection. Frank Crowninshield was an American journalist and art critic, best known for his position as Vanity Fair editor for two decades.
circa 1970s
1/7 64 circa 1970s-1980s
1/7 65
Plant and small sculpture on a dresser in front of paintings on the wall
circa 1970s-1980s
1/8 66a-b circa 1970s-1980s
1/8 67
Mirror against a wall
circa 1970s-1980s
1/8 68a-c circa 1970s-1980s
1/8 69a-b
Bookshelf
circa 1970s-1980s
1/8 70 circa 1970s-1980s
1/8 71
Kitchen with stove and radio
circa 1970s-1980s
Gatherings at Theodosia's Home
These photographs depict social events held at Theodosia Young's home in the 1960s-1970s. Although many of the individuals are unknown, the photographs depict artwork in Theodosia's home, many of which were originally displayed in Zoe Dusanne's gallery in the 1950s.
Box/Folder item
1/9 72a-h
Birthday party for Father Thomas Pitsch
circa 1960s-1970s
1/9 73
Two men and a woman sitting in front of a totem pole in Theodosia's house
circa 1970
1/9 74 circa 1960s-1970s

Zoe DusanneReturn to Top

The well-known African-American gallery owner Zoe Dusanne was born in Kansas in 1880. In the 1920s, Zoe moved to New York City, where she met many artists and fostered a lifelong interest in contemporary art. Moving to Seattle in 1942, she established a gallery in her home on Lakeview Place in 1950, creating one of the first privately owned modern-art galleries in Seattle. In her Lakeview place gallery, Dusanne exhibited the work of many prominent Northwest artists as well as many New York and international artists.

Container(s) Description Dates
Portraits
Box/Folder item
1/10 75a-d
Portraits of Zoe wearing a plaid shirt and fur coat
circa 1890s-1900s
1/10 76
 Portrait of Zoe wearing glasses
Written on verso: Zola M. Graves.
circa 1900s
1/10 77
Portrait of Zoe holding her necklace
circa 1900s
1/10 78
Portrait of Zoe wearing a head scarf and pearl necklace
circa 1900s
1/10 79
Zoe standing in the grass in front of a group of trees
circa 1900s-1910s
1/10 80 circa 1900s-1910s
1/10 81a-b circa 1910
1/10 82
Zoe and baby Theodosia sitting in a chair next to a house
circa 1910
1/10 83
Zoe standing next to a house
circa 1910s-1920s
1/10 84
Zoe standing in the snow holding a snowball
circa 1910s-1920s
1/10 85
Zoe sitting in front of a fireplace wearing a cloche hat
circa 1920s
box-folder:oversize
3/4 86
Portrait of Zoe by Seattle photographer Leonid Fink
circa 1920s
3/4 87
Portrait of Zoe sitting in a chair
circa 1920s
Box/Folder
1/10 88 circa 1920s-1930s
1/10 89
Portrait of Zoe in a white decorated frame
circa 1920s-1930s
1/10 90 circa 1920s-1930s
1/10 91
Zoe with her eyes closed
circa 1920s-1930s
1/10 92
Zoe sitting in a chair petting a dog
circa 1930s
1/10 93
Portrait of Zoe in a dress with a lace-up back
circa 1930s-1940s
1/11 94 circa 1950s
1/11 95a-f
Zoe sitting on a couch in her studio
circa 1950s
1/11 96a-b circa 1950s
1/11 97
Zoe in a black hat sitting in a chair in front of a mirror
circa 1950s
1/11 98a-b circa 1950s
1/11 99a-d
Zoe sitting in a chair in her studio wearing a blue top
circa 1950s
2/5 100
Zoe talking with two women in her gallery
circa 1950s
2/5 101a-b
Zoe petting her cat in her gallery
circa 1950s
1/12 102 circa 1950s
1/12 103
Zoe in a white hat and veil
circa 1950s
1/12 104
Zoe walking down a city street holding a bag
circa 1950s
1/12 105
Zoe standing in front of a group gathered in front of a gate
circa 1950s
1/12 106 circa 1950s
1/12 107
Zoe and two women standing in a field in front of a building
circa 1950s
1/12 108a-d
Zoe standing in a garden in a dress
circa 1950s
1/12 109a-b
Zoe standing in a garden wearing a black blazer and pin
circa 1950s
1/12 110
Zoe standing in front of bushes
circa 1950s
1/12 111 circa 1960s
1/12 112a-b
Zoe, Theodosia, and a group of men and women sitting at a table in front of a bookshelf
circa 1960s
1/12 113a-b
Zoe, Theodosia, and a man in a suit talking in a living room
circa 1960s
1/12 114a-b
Zoe sitting on a couch between two men
circa 1960s
1/12 115a-b circa 1960s
1/13 116a-b
Zoe sitting in a gray chair next to a woman in a red shirt
circa 1960s
1/13 117
A man taking a photograph of himself and Zoe in the mirror
Written on verso: Zoe - I took this facing the mirror and illuminated my head and gave you a misplaced halo [illegible] Leonard.
1967
1/13 118a-i 1967
1/13 119a-b
Zoe wearing a blue sweater sitting in a wheelchair
circa 1970s
1/13 120a-f circa 1970s
Lakeview Place Gallery
Box/Folder item
1/14 121 circa 1950s
1/14 122 circa 1950s
1/14 123
Courtyard of the gallery with totem pole and sculpture
circa 1950s
1/14 124a-b circa 1950s
2/5 125a-h
Courtyard gallery
circa 1950s
2/5 126
View into the gallery living room through large windows
circa 1950s
1/14 127 circa 1950s
1/14 128
Three folding chairs against a fence in the gallery courtyard
circa 1950s
2/5 129
Three folding chairs against a fence in the gallery courtyard with a large plant in the foreground
circa 1950s
2/5 130
Table and chair in the gallery courtyard
circa 1950s
2/5 131
View of courtyard from inside the gallery with a table in the foreground
circa 1950s
1/14 132
Gallery room with fireplace and large windows
circa 1950s
2/5 133
Gallery room with fireplace and large windows
circa 1950s
1/14 134 circa 1950s
2/5 135
View of Lake Union from the gallery window
circa 1950s
2/5 136a-b
Gallery living room with blue couch and chair
circa 1950s
2/5 137
Table with food in a gallery room
circa 1950s
1/14 138a-h
Possible photographs of main gallery room
circa 1950s
1/14 139
Artwork with seven discs inside of a brown circle
circa 1900s-1950s
Seattle Art Museum Tribute
In 1977, with the help of Theodosia Young and graduate student Patricia Svoboda, the Seattle Art Museum created a tribute exhibition honoring Zoe Dusanne's contribution to the Seattle arts community. The exhibit featured photographs of Zoe as well as artwork originally displayed in Dusanne's Lakeview gallery.
Box/Folder item
1/15 140 1977
1/15 141 1977
1/15 142
Abstract sculpture on a pedestal in front of gallery wall
1977
1/15 143
Gallery cutaway wall with seven abstract paintings
1977
1/15 144
Gallery corner with six paintings
1977
1/15 145 1977
1/15 146
Bench in front of gallery wall with six paintings
1977
1/15 147
Gallery corner with five paintings
1977
1/15 148 1977
Exhibition Poster Negatives
The following are posters advertising exhibitions held at Zoe's original Lakeview gallery as well as her subsequent gallery on Broadway East in Seattle.
Box/Folder item
1/16 149a-b
George Tsutakawa exhibition poster
circa 1950s
1/16 150a-b
Henri Michaux exhibition poster
Circa 1950s
1/16 151a-c
Glen Alps exhibition poster
November-December 1954
1/16 152a-c
W. Paul Jenkins exhibition poster
February-March 1955
1/16 153a-b
Pegeen and Kanemitsu exhibition poster
April 1955
1/16 154a-c
Karl-Otto Gotz, Otto Greis, and Bernard Schultze exhibition poster
February-March 1956
1/16 155a-c
Sam Francis exhibition poster
March-April 1956
1/16 156a-c
Dusanne Gallery Summer Collector's Show poster
July-August 1956
1/16 157a-b
Claire Falkenstein exhibition postern
June 1957
1/16 158a-b
Neil Meitzler exhibition poster
November 1957
1/16 159a-b
Paul Horiuchi Collages exhibition poster
May 1961
1/16 160a-c
Paul Dahlquist exhibition poster
January-February 1962
1/16 161a-b
Jack Shadbolt exhibition poster
May-June 1962
1/16 162
Al Everett exhibition poster
June 1962
Christmas Cards
These are Christmas cards designed by Zoe Dusanne, probably intended to be sent to friends, family, and acquaintances.
Box/Folder item
1/16 163 circa 1900s-1970s
1/16 164
Christmas card with an angel riding a horse
circa 1900s-1970s
Family Album
Page item
1/17 165.1a
Zoe Dusanne standing next to a woman in front of foliage
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.1b
Two women and a man standing in front of a house with a car parked outside
circa 1910s-1930s
1/17 165.1c
Theodosia Young leaning against a brick wall
circa 1930s
1/17 165.2a
Woman in an animal print jacket standing in front of a window
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.2b
Woman in a hat standing in the street behind a car
circa 1910s-1930s
1/17 165.2c
Theodosia with a group of women standing against the wall of a building
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.3a
Theodosia and four women posing in dance positions in front of a balcony
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.3b
Three men posing with Theodosia next to a building
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.3c
Theodosia sitting on a windowsill
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.3d
Two women, a man, and a girl posing next to a building
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.4a
Theodosia standing in the snow
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.4b
Two women standing in front of a stone wall
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.5a
Portrait of a man in a suit, possibly Theodosia's boyfriend
circa 1920s-1940s
1/17 165.5b circa 1930s-1940s
1/17
Blank page
item
1/17 165.7a
Three women and a man standing in front of column
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.7b
Two women sitting in front of a tree
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.7c
Theodosia and a man, possibly her boyfriend, sitting on a ledge
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.8a
A man and a woman standing in front of a building
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.8b
Two women sitting on the grass in front of a building
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.8c circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.9
Portrait of Theodosia as a young child
circa 1910s
1/17
Blank page
item
1/17 165.11a
Zoe Dusanne sitting on a bench
circa 1910s
1/17 165.11b
Theodosia as a young child sitting on the grass
circa 1910s
1/17
Blank page
item
1/17 165.13a
Theodosia sitting on the front steps to a house, possibly her home
circa 1910s
1/17 165.13b
Theodosia holding gloves standing on a sidewalk
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.13c
Theodosia holding a handbag in the front lawn of a house
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.14a
Zoe leaning on a chair in front of a house, possibly her home
circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 165.14b
Theodosia wearing a dress standing in front of a car
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.15a
Theodosia wearing a clown costume standing in front of a house
circa 1920s
1/18 165.15b
Theodosia standing on a lawn with a bow in her hair
Same as item 15.
circa 1910s-1920s
1/18 165.15c
Theodosia sitting in the grass with a bow in her hair
circa 1910s-1920s
1/18
Blank page
item
1/18 165.17a
Man sitting on a ledge outside of a house
Unknown
1/18 165.17b
Woman sitting in the front lawn of a house next to flowers
Unknown
1/18 165.18a
Woman in a swimsuit standing on a log
circa 1910s-1930s
1/18 165.18b
Small sculpture of a woman
Unknown
1/18 165.18c
Cat sitting on a ledge
Unknown
1/18 165.19a
Theodosia and a woman standing in front of foliage
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.19b
Theodosia standing in front of two trees
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.19c
Man in a bathrobe standing in front of a tree
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.20a
Theodosia standing in the bushes
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.20b
Woman with a purse standing against a brick wall
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.20c
Woman sitting with her legs crossed in front of bushes
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.21a
Theodosia standing in front of a building wearing a school uniform
circa 1910s-1920s
1/18 165.21b
Woman and a child standing in front of a stone sculpture
Circa 1900s-1930s
1/18 165.22
Large building covered in ivy
circa 1910s-1940s
1/18 165.23a
Zoe sitting on a ledge in front of a house holding a child, probably Theodosia
circa 1910s
1/18 165.23b
Zoe sitting on a ledge in front of a house holding a child, probably Theodosia
circa 1910s
1/18 165.24a
Theodosia as a young child holding an umbrella
circa 1910s
1/18 165.24b
Zoe and Theodosia sitting in a field
circa 1910s-1920s
1/18 165.25a-c
Theodosia in a dress sitting in front of a car
Same as item 30a.
circa 1920s
1/18
Blank page
item
1/18 165.27a
Woman holding a baby, possibly Theodosia
circa 1910s
1/18 165.27b
Portrait of Zoe Dusanne
circa 1910s
1/18 165.27c
Theodosia in a plaid jacket
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.27d
Theodosia as a young child sitting in a field
circa 1910s
1/18 165.27e
Theodosia sitting on the front steps of a house, possibly her home
circa 1920s-1930s
1/18 165.28a
Zoe in a white dress standing next to a dog
circa 1910s
1/18 165.28b
Zoe in a white dress holding a dog
circa 1910s
1/18 165.28c
Theodosia as a young girl standing on a sidewalk
Same as item 7.
circa 1910s

Family, Friends and AcquaintancesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/19 166 circa 1900s-1910s
1/19 167
Portrait of a man in round glasses and a suit, possibly Theodosia's father
circa 1900s-1910s
box-folder:oversize
3/5 168
Portrait of a man in round glasses and a suit with a striped tie, possibly Theodosia's father
circa 1900s-1910s
Box/Folder
1/19 169a-c
Frames containing photographs of Theodosia, Zoe, and other family members
circa 1900s-1910s
1/19 170
Woman sitting outside on a chair holding an umbrella
Written on verso: the first work with my Kodack [sic].
circa 1910s-1930s
1/19 171
Cat standing in the grass
Written on verso: This is one of Mrs. Steven's male cats. He is a descendant of one of those cats shown in the Geographical Magazine - of a very famous line - He is also the father of one of the kittens I will get.
circa 1910s-1950s
1/19 172
Man in a suit standing in front of the stoop to a house
circa 1920s-1930s
1/19 173
Woman posing in a tassled shawl in front of a tree
circa 1920s-1930s
1/19 174
Young man in a checkered bowtie
circa 1920s-1940s
1/19 175
Older woman in a black dress standing in front of a house
circa 1920s-1940s
1/19 176
Portrait of a woman wearing a pearl necklace
Written on front: [illegible] lovingly - Mother.
circa 1920s-1940s
1/19 177
Man sitting against a tree
circa 1920s-1950s
1/19 178
A man and a woman playing with marionette dolls
circa 1920s-1950s
1/19 179
A woman standing in front of a tree with two children
circa 1920s-1950s
1/19 180
Professional portrait of a woman in a black dress and earrings
circa 1920s-1960s
1/19 181
An older woman wearing glasses and a dress
Written on front: Love to Theodosia and her [illegible] Aunt Kelly [?]
circa 1930s-1960s
1/19 182
Older woman in a black hat
Written on verso: This an enlargement of a snapshot one of the choir men took of me in the Guild Hall on the Sunday the Altar Guild celebrated its 13th anniversary. "Time [?] Marches on." Sh.
circa 1930s-1960s
1/19 183a-c
 Portraits of C. Wright in a suit
Written on verso: C. Wright painter [?]
circa 1930s-1960s
1/19 184
Blonde woman sitting on a chair in front of a window in Los Angeles, California
September 1947
1/19 185
 Jean Sibelius and John Sundsten talking outside of Sibelius' house in Finland
John Sundsten was a prominent pianist and music director in Seattle. Sundsten coordinated Seattle's annual Scandinavian Music Festival and acted as a music ambassador to Scandinavia from the 1950s to the 1980s.
July 18, 1956
1/19 186
Three women, possibly in Chinese dresses, two men, and a baby sitting in a living room
circa 1950s
2/5 187a-d
Artist Sam Francis with one of his paintings
Sam Francis was an abstract-expressionist painter who worked from the 1950s until his death in 1994.
circa 1950s
1/20 188
Father Thomas Pitsch of St. Philip Parish
circa 1950s-1970s
1/20 189
 Alexander Kerensky, Alexander Koiransky, and William Kimball standing outside of a house in Palo Alto, California
Written on attached note: Alexander F. Kerensky 1st and only democratic premier of Russia July-Nov 1917. Labor but a moderate. Alexander Koiransky Brilliant linguist Drama Teacher at Cornish School, Seattle. William Kimball Palo Alto 1963.
1963
1/20 190 circa 1960s-1970s
1/20 191a-c
Theodosia and two men, possibly relatives, sitting in a living room
1972
1/20 192
Man standing in front of a large, abstract painting
circa 1970s-1990s
Christmas Cards and Ephemera
Box/Folder item
1/20 193
 Postcard with photograph of actress Gloria Grafton holding a horse on the front
Written on front: Miss Gloria Grafton holding Kincsen winner at Hileah Park Miami.
1933
1/20 194a-b
Christmas card from journalist Jack Foisie and family
Jack Foisie was a well-known foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times from 1964 until his death in 2001. Foisie was best known for his reporting on the Vietnam War. This card features Jack's own Christmas card sent from his WWII military station, location unknown, as well as a note from Jack's mother. A photograph of Jack was originally attached to the card, but has fallen off and is being stored in a separate sleeve.
October 4, 1942
1/20 195a-b
Christmas cards from sculptor Philip McCracken with artwork by Morris Graves
Philip McCracken is an American sculptor from Bellingham, Washington whose work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and the Art Institute of Chicago. McCracken also created the sculpture seen in the backyard of Zoe Dusanne's Lakeview gallery.
circa 1940s-1980s
1/20 196
Christmas card from architect Bert Tucker
Bert Tucker was a prominent architect in Seattle during the 1940s and 50s. Along with Robert Shields and Roland Terry, Tucker designed the Canlis Restaurant and the Bud Burnett House. Tucker also designed Zoe Dusanne's house and gallery.
circa 1940s-1980s
Kono Family Christmas Cards
Box/Folder item
1/20 197
Christmas card with photograph inside of a bell, which depicts Marshall Kono looking at baby Randall Kono
1955
1/20 198
Christmas card with photograph of Marshall and Randall Kono playing on top of a table
1955
1/20 199
Christmas card with photograph of Marshall Kono sitting in a sled pulled by a reindeer
circa 1950s-1960s
1/20 200 circa 1950s-1960s
1/20 201
Christmas card with photograph of the Kono children surrounded by candles and pine cones
circa 1950s-1960s
1/20 202
Christmas card with photograph of a cityscape
circa 1950s-1960s
Box/Folder item
2/1 203
Christmas card from artist Maria Helena Andres featuring the artist's work
Maria Helena Andres is a Brazilian artist whose paintings have been featured in museums in Brazil, Serbia, and the United States.
1965
2/1 204
Christmas card from artist Maria Helena Andres feauturing the artist's work
1967
2/1 205
Christmas card from John Hauberg and family
John Hauberg was a prominent arts supporter in Seattle from the 1940s until his death in 2002. Hauberg donated a substantial number of Northwest Native American items to the Seattle Art Museum and supported the Seattle Symphony during a critical period in the 1940s.
1977
2/1 206
 Christmas card from Paul Horiuchi and family featuring the artist's work
Paul Horiuchi was an American painter and collagist who worked primarily in Seattle. A member of the Northwest School of artists, his collage style became very popular in the 1950s and 60s.
1978
2/1 207
Christmas card from Washington governor Dixy Lee Ray and her sister
1979

19th Century PhotographsReturn to Top

This series of photographs was found in the collection. The photographs may have originally been contained in an album and since removed. No known relationship exists between either Zoe Dusanne or Theodosia Young and the people depicted in the photographs.

Container(s) Description Dates
Carte-de Visite
Box/Folder item
2/2 208
 Man in Civil War uniform holding his hat
Written on verso: Captain Lawrence Gates Co. H. 74th Regt. Ind. Vols.
circa 1860s
2/2 209
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
circa 1860s
2/2 210
Portrait of Stephen A. Douglas
circa 1860s
2/2 211
Portrait of Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas
circa 1860s
2/2 212
 Portrait of Georgia Rosenkrans
Georgia Rosenkrans is probably a member of the famous Danish noble family and related to the Civil War Colonel John Rosenkrans.
circa 1860s
2/2 213
 Young boy holding a hat and leaning against a chair
Written on front: This is my little boy Charles.
circa 1860s
2/2 214
Young boy standing on a stool
circa 1860s
2/2 215
Woman in a black dress wearing a necklace
circa 1860s
2/2 216
Woman in a dark dress leaning against an ornate chair
circa 1860s
2/3 217 circa 1860s
2/3 218
Woman in a striped dress sitting in a chair
circa 1860s
2/3 219
 Woman in a black dress and white lace collar
Written on front: W.C. North, Cleveland, O.
circa 1860s
2/3 220
Woman in a black dress leaning against a pillar in a studio
Written on verso in German: Photography from C. A. Mylins in Lahr.
circa 1860s
2/3 221
Man in a Civil War uniform
Written on verso: Sam'l B. Andrews Star Gallery 33 W. Washington St. Near the Palmer House, Indianapolis.
circa 1860s
Tintypes
Box/Folder item
2/3 222
Young boy sitting in a chair holding a baton
circa 1860s-1870s
2/3 223
Young boy in a black shirt
circa 1860s-1870s
2/3 224
Studio portrait of a young boy
circa 1860s-1870s
2/3 225 circa 1860s-1870s
2/3 226
Baby in a long white frock sitting in a chair draped in fabric
circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 227
Boy leaning against a chair
circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 228
Young girl wearing a black dress
Written on verso: Libbi [?]
circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 229 circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 230
Woman sitting in a dark dress with a white collar
circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 231 circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 232
Young boy in a jacket with bows
circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 233 circa 1860s-1870s
2/4 234
Man in a suit leaning against a post
circa 1860s-1870s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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